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Arthritic cat Morph enjoys Dorset swimming therapy

A veterinary surgery has taken the unusual step of treating a cat's arthritis through sessions in a swimming pool.

Fourteen-year-old feline Morph has one hydrotherapy session a week to help ease painful joints.

Jo Scott, principal at South Coast Hydrotherapy School, based at Verwood Hydrotherapy Centre in Wimborne, Dorset, said it usually reserves the treatment for dogs.

But after an initial unsure start, staff said Morph is now doing circuits with a "doggy paddle stroke".

  • 18 Feb 2014
  • From the section Dorset
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