A form of therapy using the properties of water, to relieve pain and inflammation, increase range of motion, increase muscle mass, and strengthen joint function. A weightless form of exercise suitable for dogs with joint or spinal problems, which increases cardiovascular fitness and assist in weight loss. 

Benefits of Hydrotherapy

  • Decreased pain perception

  • Decreased pain and inflammation

  • Relaxation of muscle tension and/or muscle spasm

  • Increased range of movement in water helps to ease stiff and arthritic joints

  • Non-weight bearing

  • Support for weakened dogs

  • Reduction of frustration for dogs on cage rest or reduced exercise

  • Improved cardiovascular fitness

  • Potentially earlier return to normal activities 

  • Slowing of progression of some symptoms of degenerative diseases

  • Improved quality of life

NARCH, 2021

Example Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis

  • Hip dysplasia

  • Cruciate ligament 

  • Patella luxation

  • Elbow dysplasia

  • Degenerative myelopathy (formerly known as CDRM)

  • Mobility problems related to age

  • Obesity control

    • Or just for fun and fitness!

Most insurers will cover up to 10 sessions of hydrotherapy per condition

Sessions are thirty minutes in length and include a health assessment, and a post-swim shower and dry. 
Sessions are £30


Orthopaedic, post-operative cases or those that are more apprehensive of water may require an hour-long double session initially which would be £50.

*10% Block Booking Discounts are available*

when 10 sessions are purchased upfront.



Rachel is a qualified canine hydrotherapist, and a member of the institute of canine hydrotherapists (MIRVAP ICH), completing her level 3 certificate in canine hydrotherapy at the South Coast Hydrotherapy School in 2021. 


Hydrotherapy sessions are by appointment only, contact Rachel at hydrotherapy.doggypaddle@gmail.com or register your interest below.

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Hydrotherapy programs are individualised in order to provide the best level of support and vary according to the dog's physical condition, breed, behaviour and age. For this reason prior to your first booking we are required to contact your registered vet to obtain a brief medical history, and confirm that the dog is in a suitable state of health to undergo hydrotherapy treatment.


Referral Form - complete pages 1 & 2 and return to hydrotherapy.doggypaddle@gmail.com,

page 3 will be forwarded and completed by your registered vet.