PDSA PetCheck in the park!
(25th May 2012)
Watford dog walkers are invited to a free health check for their four legged friend in three of Watford’s parks this June.
PDSA, in partnership with Watford Borough Council, are bringing their special mobile PetCheck units to Garston Park, Callowlands Park and Cassiobury Park. The onboard Veterinary Nurses will be examining the body shape, weight, dental care, coat condition and general fitness of canine visitors. They will also be offering micro chipping and nail clipping at an affordable cost.
Dog owners can also find out about the free veterinary services that PDSA provides as well as a wealth of information about how to keep their pets happy and healthy.
PDSA will be located in Garston Park on Wednesday 6 June, Callowlands Park on Thursday 7 June and Cassiobury Park on Friday 8 June. All PetCheck sessions run from 10am to 5pm.
Due to the current pet obesity epidemic in the UK, the Veterinary Nurse will be advising owners about what a healthy shape for their pet is. The PDSA Animal Wellbeing (PAW) Report found that 58% of pets in the South East are fed fatty treats such as takeaways, cheese, crisps and cakes, often on a daily basis. This is a major cause of pets becoming obese, which can lead to potentially fatal illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes and arthritis.
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 improve pet wellbeing across the UK.”
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