It’s a Dog’s Life
Published by Joanne McNally for Riverside in Housing and also in Communities, Environment, Health
PDSA nurse giving Mia, the boxer a thorough health check
One of Hull’s leading housing associations teamed up with the PDSA and The Dog’s Trust to offer free pet health checks and microchipping.
Tenants of the North Bransholme estate brought their canine friends along for some free advice on body condition score and weight, teeth and gums, eyes and ears, coat condition and general fitness by the PDSA. They also benefitted from microchipping provided by the Dog’s Trust.
Riverside’s Your Place staff were also on hand with their new “pooper scooper” and gave out free doggy waste bags to everyone who attended.
Claire Harrison brought along her boxer Mia to the event. She said “Mia has been holding her hind leg up for quite some time now and I just wanted to get this checked out.”
Carl Mitchell, Riverside’s assistant director said: “Riverside is keen to promote positive messages about pet welfare as well as reinforcing responsible pet ownership and this was an excellent opportunity, especially in this economic climate, for tenants to get their beloved pets microchipped and checked over for general health”.
Rachel Sutherland, PDSA Education Programme Manager, said: “We were delighted to meet so many local pets and their owners when our PetCheck vehicle came to Hull recently. We were visited by hundreds of dogs of all shapes and sizes during the week, ranging from trim terriers to hefty hounds. Our veterinary nurse was on hand to check the canine visitors’ body shape, dental health and general fitness, and to give advice on caring for other pets.”