MOT time for Rotherham dogs

By Michael Upton | 25/09/2017

MOT time for Rotherham dogs

AN ANIMAL charity is offering free MOTs for Rotherham’s dogs.

The PDSA will have vets in Maltby, Swinton, Canklow and Brinsworth providing free health checks and offer expert pet care advice.

The charity’s vets will be at the following locations at the following times:

  • Ascension Close, Maltby — Tuesday, October 3 from 11am to 6pm.
  • Outside the Lifestyle Express Shop, Calladine Way, Fitzwilliam Estate, Swinton — Wednesday, October 4 from 11am to 6pm. 
  • The Hub in Canklow Road, Canklow — Thursday, October 5, 11am to 6pm.
    Car park to Brinsworth Playing Fields, Field View, Brinsworth — Friday, October 6, 9am to 4pm.

Appointments should be booked in advance by calling 0800 917 2509. 

Dogs will be rated on five factors; diet, environment, companionship, behaviour and health. 

A simple traffic light system gives each pet a score, and a personalised action plan to help owners improve their pet’s wellbeing. 

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

Microchipping, which is now mandatory for all dogs in the UK, is also available at a small cost, and Cats Protection neutering vouchers are also available.

PDSA Vet Nurse Kaya said: “We would love to catch up on the progress of all the dogs we saw on our last visit, and meet any that didn't manage to get to us. 

“We expect to be busy, so we advise pet owners to call and make an appointment. 

“By offering free, friendly advice and support, we can help owners make small changes that often make big differences to the wellbeing of pets in Rotherham.”

More information on PDSA’s PetCheck tour is available on their website at

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