Free dog MOTs for Stonehaven pet owners in June

PDSA Vet Nurses with the PetCheck vehicle
PDSA Vet Nurses with the PetCheck vehicle

A vet charity will be offering pet-owners in Stonehaven a free ‘dog MOT’ for their pets as part of a tour of Aberdeenshire towns.

PDSA will be at Stonehaven Leisure Centre, Queen Elizabeth Park, on Friday, June 10 from 9am to 4pm.

PDSA vet nurses will be on board the charity’s PetCheck vehicles, which travel the length of the UK every year carrying out free health checks, microchipping and providing expert pet care advice.

Additional services, including nail clipping and ear cleaning, will also be available free of charge although donations will be welcome.

Microchipping, which became mandatory for dogs from April 6 this year, will be available for a ‘small charge’.

A traffic light system will give each pet a score and a personalised action plan.

PDSA vet nurse Emma McDonald, said: “We know people love their pets and want the best for them, which is why we’re here to help.

“By offering free, friendly advice and support, we can help owners make small change that can often make a big difference to the wellbeing of pets in Aberdeenshire.”

The PetCheck vehicle will return to the area in six months to see how the pets are getting on.