FREE dog health checks

Erewash Borough Council has again joined forces with the PDSA animal charity to offer free dog health checks at four ‘roadshow’ events in March.

Dog owners can take their four-legged friends for the free check by a PDSA veterinary nurse, covering body condition and weight, teeth and gums, eyes and ears, coat condition and general fitness.

The council’s Neighbourhood Dog Wardens will also be at the roadshows and will be offering free dog micro-chipping ahead of the 6 April deadline when it becomes compulsory for every dog in the UK to be microchipped and registered to an approved database.

All four health check events will be held from 9am-5pm at the following locations:

• Monday 21 March – Cotmanhay Sure Start Centre car park, Beauvale Drive
• Tuesday 22 March – Sandiacre Library Car Park, Doncaster Avenue
• Wednesday 23 March – Sawley Community Centre, off Draycott Road
• Thursday 24 March – Ashbrook Community Centre, Ashbrook Avenue, Borrowash

Cats Protection will also be in attendance offering free vouchers for owners to have their cats spayed and neutered at local vets.

Councillor Garry Hickton, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Environment, says:

“We are very proud of the strong partnership we have with the PDSA and we are delighted to be able to host these latest events to give dog owners the chance to have their pets thoroughly checked out by a veterinary nurse. These roadshows are always very popular so please do go along to ensure your pet is in good health and to find out more from the experts on how to keep your dog happy and healthy.”