Charity will give your dog a free heath MOT

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Tails will wag when the PDSA’s pet wellbeing tour rolls into Hemel next week, offering free health MOTs for dogs.

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

The first event takes place from 10am to 5pm at Gadebridge Lane car park, off Leighton Buzzard Road, as part of the Fun Dog Show.

The show will include five categories – Waggiest Tail, Best Trick, Golden Oldie (over seven years), Best Puppy (under 12 months) and best young handler (seven to 14 years). Entry is £1 and judging will start at 10am, with prizes for each category.

PDSA PetCheck returns to the Snow Centre car park, St Albans Hill, from 10am to 5pm on Tuesday July 26.

On Wednesday July 27, it will be at the Markyate Parish Council Offices, off Cavendish Road, from 10am to 5pm.

It will be back in Hemel from 9am to 4pm on July 28, in Chaulden Lane car park.

PDSA vet nurse Melissa Teatum will run through the PDSA’s ‘PetWise MOT’ for each dog, which assesses diet, environment, companionship, behaviour and health.

Each pet is given a score and a personalised action plan to help owners improve their pet’s health and happiness.

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

Dacorum Borough Council will be offering free microchipping for council tenants, while others can get microchips for just £10.