“Since Laurie started Gunny’s Rainbow, we have shared many patients, some that require conditioning following a surgical procedure, others needing long-term management for arthritic joints and other chronic conditions. Laurie does an excellent job of tailoring the swimming to the individual dog’s needs in a relaxing, safe environment.”

--Skylos Sports Medicine's Peter J. Lotsikas, DVM,
Diplomate American College of Veterinary Surgeons,
Diplomate American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Laurie keeps dogs safe in the water.

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Dogs usually come to Gunny’s Rainbow for one of two reasons.

  • Mobility problems caused by degenerative issues such as arthritis, hip dysplasia, degenerative myelopathy and neurological deficits/spinal cord impingement.
  • Post-surgery swimming such as after arthroscopic surgery on elbows, surgery to repair torn ligaments (TPLO, TTA, etc.), back surgery, luxating patella surgery and hip replacement/FHO surgery.

We are not veterinarians. Please consult your veterinarian about whether swimming is appropriate for your dog given his/her condition.

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Reiki is a universal healing energy. It facilitates a person’s or animal’s healing by supporting the body in its natural healing process. Most dogs and people very much enjoy receiving the energy. Reiki is a good complement to swimming and is often quite soothing and relaxaing after a swim. Reiki can be especially helpful for dogs with chronic pain like arthritis or those who suffer from muscle weakness caused by neurological deficits. Reiki is never an appropriate substitute for seeking veterinary care and medical treatement, however. Laurie does reiki sessions in connection with swim sessions, or as a stand alone treatment either at the pool or in your home. She also does reiki sessions for people.