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PDSA bus stops in Darlington to offer free canine health checks
DOG owners in a North-East town are benefitting from the visit of the PDSA’s PetCheck vehicle this week.
The charity has stopped off in Darlington as part of its annual PetCheck tour which travels the country giving free health checks to dogs.
PDSA vet nurses examine the weight, body-shape, teeth, eyes, coat and general fitness of canine visitors, and also offer free expert advice about how to care for other pets. Dogs Trust is also providing free microchipping.
The tour is in response to the PDSA’s Animal Wellbeing Report which found that over 10 million pets are missing out on key health and welfare requirements.
The report highlighted that 53 per cent of North East owners admitted to feeding their pets inappropriate treats such as cakes, crisps and takeaways, often on a daily basis.
PDSA senior veterinary surgeon, Sean Wensley, said: “These figures highlight the importance of our PetCheck tour in helping owners to have a deeper understanding of their pet’s health and welfare needs and how to meet them. “Owners generally want the best for their pets, and by providing advice and support to owners PDSA aims to help owners to ensure their pets have happy, healthy lives.”
The Petcheck vehicle is in Darlington for the rest of the week, visiting North Lodge Park tomorrow (Wednesday, October 16) the B&M car park on Thursday and the Blackett Road Adsa car park on Friday, all between 9am and 4pm.
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