Pet charity offers free health checks for dogs

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DOG OWNERS in Eastbourne are being invited take their pooches along for a free health check later this month.

Animal welfare charity the PDSA is bringing its dog MOT service to town on a string of dates through August.

It will call at the Sevenoaks Road Recreation Area in Sevenoaks Road on Wednesday, August 15, the Seaside Recreational Area in Whitley Road on Thursday, August 16 and Friday, August 17 and then at Hampden Park Dog Show in Hampden Park Drive on Saturday, August 18.

On each date local people will be able to take their dogs along between 10am and 5pm where they will be given the once over by a PDSA veterinary nurse who will check weight, body-shape, teeth, eyes, coat and general fitness of their canine visitors.

Microchipping and nail clipping will also be available at a low cost.

The charity is particularly keen to talk to people about animal obesity after recent research found 58 per cent of pets in the south east are fed fatty treats such as takeaways, cheese, crisps and cakes, often on a daily basis.

PDSA senior veterinary surgeon, Sean Wensley, said, “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.”

For more information on the charity and its current campaign, visit