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Penarth owners offered free health check for dogs

Thursday, 9th June 2011

Dog owners in Penarth have been offered the opportunity to check their four-legged friend does not need pet meds.

The PDSA's PetCheck vehicle will be at Cosmeston from 10am to 4pm this Sunday (June 12th), reports the Penarth Times.

Owners can take their pooch along to the veichle, where they will be met by an on-board vet nurse, who will examine the weight, body shape, teeth, eyes, coat and general fitness.

People who have not yet had their dog micro-chipped will also have the opportunity to do so at a cost.

This health check opportunity is part of the PDSA's nation-wide PetCheck tour. The 2011 tour kicked off on March 24th.

The PDSA (People's Dispensary for Sick Animals) is a vet charity that was founded in during WWI by Maria Dickin, an animal welfare pioneer.

She opened her first free dispensary in a basement in London's Whitechapel on November 17th 1917.