Charity to offer free health MOTs for dogs

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DOG owners are invited to take their pooches for a free health MOT thanks to a charity.

Vet charity PDSA is offering the tests in its PetCheck vehicle which is visiting West Sussex this month.

It comes after the charity’s PDSA Animal Wellbeing (PAW) Report revealed many pets in Chichester are not as happy and healthy as their owners think, as many people do not fully understand their needs, and how to meet them.

Vet nurse Amy Henson will examine each pet’s weight, body shape, teeth, eyes, coat and fitness and offer advice.

She said: ‘It’s clear people here really love their pets and want the best for them, and by sharing our advice and support I know we can work together to help improve the health and happiness of the area’s pets.’

The visits are being run in partnership with housing provider Affinity Sutton. Pets must be kept on a lead.

Visit The Selsey Centre in Manor Road on July 15 and Northgate car park in Chichester on July 16 from 10am to 5pm.