The underwater treadmill can help more than the injured or arthritic pet, it can be useful for patients that need to shed a few pounds and athletes as well. The water will help support an overweight pet while allowing them to have low-impact exercise. Paired with an appropriate diet, an exercise routine can improve a pet’s quality of life. As for those pets who participate in agility and other sports, the underwater treadmill can be great for conditioning, increasing their cardiovascular fitness and increasing their endurance. Believe it or not, feline companions can benefit from the underwater treadmill as well! When properly acclimated, many cats are willing to walk in the treadmill and don’t mind the water at all.