Veterinary Professionals

Pawseidon, located in Dorset, is a premier veterinary rehabilitation referral centre specialising in evidence-based orthopaedic and neurological rehabilitation for dogs. Our commitment to delivering the highest quality of care ensures that your canine companion is in the best hands.
We operate under the requirements set out by the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966 and the Veterinary Surgeons (Exemptions) Order 2015 which means we required referral from your Vet to proceed with treatment.

Our experienced team provide caring and comprehensive canine rehabilitation services. All of our professionals are highly qualified and insured, with additional qualifications in physiotherapy, rehabilitation, and nutrition. Pet insurance usually covers the treatments we offer. If you would like to refer a patient for rehabilitation, please fill out our referral form below. You can attach up to five files including a history, X-rays, and any relevant discharge reports. If you have any questions, please email us at referral@pawseidon.co.uk or call us on 01202 929518. We are dedicated to helping dogs recover with our expert canine rehabilitation services.

Conditions treated here at Pawseidon

Cranial Cruciate Injuries

Hydrotherapy may prevent dogs diagnosed with partial tears from completely rupturing, as water exercise aids in muscle development.


Hip Dysplasia

Low-impact and high-resistance exercises such as swimming are really well suited to dogs with joint conditions like dysplasia. This is because they help build up the larger buttock muscles, which help support the ball and socket hip joint. Likewise, low-impact exercise is easier on the elbow joints.


Weight Management

Swimming is proven to help some dogs lose excess weight and strengthen muscles. It’s a non-weight bearing exercise, which is especially good for dogs with joint problems or injuries, and because there is increased resistance from the water, it can burn more calories in a shorter amount of time than a walk in the park


Strength and Conditioning

The buoyancy and reduced dead weight that a pool provides enables your dog to get a low-impact, but effective workout; helping to strengthen muscle tone, improve mobility, and increase fitness levels. We will work with you to develop an exercise plan that both you and your dog can accomplish.


Neurological Rehabilitation

We understand the importance of intensive physiotherapy when it comes to disc disease and degenerative myelopathy. Our team can help retrain proprioceptive pathways and make a significant difference to the outcome of these patients.


The buoyancy of the water makes walking on the treadmill or swimming across the pool a zero-impact exercise, which means the dog can stretch out stiff muscles without the accompanying pain associated with bearing weight on the affected limbs.


Elbow Dysplasia

Swimming. In the water, your dog floats which alleviates the weight on your canine’s elbows. Your dog can freely move and feel less discomfort. Swimming in a pool is a wonderful activity for any canine suffering from elbow dysplasia.


Intervertebral Disc Disease

Following spinal surgery, it is vital that exercise is carefully controlled and that the dog’s movements are restricted and supported. Swimming is an excellent way to improve circulation and encourage mobility within these restrictions, without putting any undue pressure on the spine and joints.


Fitness Swim

Our pool is available for fitness swims, not just hydrotherapy and rehab. If you want your dog to enjoy a fun, safe swim in our nice heated pool then just give us a call on 01202 929518 and we will sort out the rest.


Degenerative Myelopathy

Choosing water therapy for your dog’s treatment with DM is a crucial part of their rehabilitation and therapy. The buoyancy of the water allows effective exercise for the weakened areas of the body to build strength, muscle, and confidence in your dog.


Limb Amputation

Swimming makes them whole. They can move in the water like they cannot on land. With swimming being non-weight bearing, it helps condition muscles without any impact. Some paralyzed dogs can actually move their limbs when they get in the water.


Water phobia

The good news is, that most dogs can overcome their fear of water and many even get to the point where they like being in the water.


Senior Dogs

Swimming is a fantastic activity for dogs of all ages, but is particularly good for older dogs because it is low-impact and easy on their weakening joints and muscles. Swimming also builds strength, is good for their overall conditioning, and is naturally relaxing and comforting to most dogs.


Working Dogs

We are dedicated to providing specialised care for all working dogs, including those in the military, police force, and search and rescue teams. Our comprehensive treatments are designed to enhance their performance, prevent injuries, and support rehabilitation when needed. We prioritise the overall well-being of these remarkable canines by offering stress relief, promoting joint and muscle health, and ensuring their longevity and quality of life. With a focus on tailored therapies, our team of experts is committed to optimising the physical and mental well-being of working dogs, allowing them to excel in their crucial roles. Experience the difference at Pawseidon and entrust us with the care of your working canine partners.

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