Dorset Canine Massage

An independent therapy service with a fresh approach

“We all want our dogs to be as healthy and active as possible.

We care for their welfare, no matter their breed or what their lifestyle is like.”

Canine Massage is a hands-on, non-invasive therapy that promotes canine health by improving physical and mental fitness and wellbeing.

Canine Massage is used to relieve conditions that cause stress, discomfort and pain. It increases flexibility, eases movement and enhances circulation

Caroline Drysdale at Dorset Canine Massage provides services throughout Dorset and works with your own veterinary practice to provide care for your dog.

Which dog is yours?

We all want our dogs to be as healthy and active as possible. We care for their welfare, no matter their breed or what their lifestyle is like.

Your dog may be:

  • A competition or sporting dog
  • An older dog that’s suffering from arthritis or stiffness in its joints
  • A dog recovering from an injury or from surgery
  • A dog with an orthopaedic condition, such as hip or elbow dysplasia

In all of these situations, massage could have a positive effect on your dog’s symptoms and life style.

Dorset Canine Massage

Dorset Canine Massage provides services throughout Dorset on a ‘Home Visit’ basis, but is equally happy to use alternative premises such as your veterinary practice (with their agreement) or Southfield Veterinary Centre in Dorchester.

Successful Massage Therapy is best achieved by working with others as part of a team, which will include the dog’s owner and vet. Massage Therapy can only be carried out with veterinary consent as stipulated by the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966 and (Exemption) Order 2015.

Dorset Canine Massage is a Member of IAAT (International Association of Animal Therapists) which promotes high standards and ensures a minimum of twenty-five hours of Continuing Professional Development each year.

Owner of Dorset Canine Massage, Caroline Drysdale, is fully qualified and insured and says, “You can be sure that your dog will be well cared for throughout all therapy sessions and owners often notice positive results are by three sessions, though older dogs may need more regular massage treatments.”

Caroline Drysdale

Following her qualification with The College of Animal Physiotherapy, with a distinction in Canine Sports Massage, Caroline gained two further certificates; one in Hydrotherapy for Small Animals and the other in Hydrotherapy Treadmill Therapy.

It came as little surprise to family and friends when Caroline turned her lifelong passion for animals towards canine massage. One of her own dogs, a Hungarian Vizsla called Poppy has elbow dysplasia, which heightened Caroline’s commitment to rehabilitation and therapy.

She has always had dogs in her family and has been a keen horse rider from a young age. Both her Hungarian Vizsla and her German Shorthaired Pointer have undergone gundog training and Caroline enjoys appearing with her Vizsla at dog shows.

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07775 432802

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1 Poplar Drive

Charlton Down



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