PETPLACE has teamed-up with a veterinary surgery to offer free consultations at its Abergele store.

The pet retailer – which also has sites in Ruthin, Llangefni, Chirk and Mold – and Mochdre Vets will hold daily sessions from July.

Pet owners can bring their animals in for assessment, advice, and guidance on a range of issues from allergies and skin problems to dental pain and lumps and bumps.

Mochdre Vets, which has the Welsh Mountain Zoo in Colwyn as one its clients, is one of only 12 in the UK to offer Solensia, a revolutionary new therapy for osteoarthritis in cats, pioneered by global animal health care organisation, Zoetis.

Accredited to gold standard by the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM), the surgery celebrates is currently celebrating its fourth anniversary.

Director Dr Sarah Heywood said: "We will have a permanent presence at the Abergele store and be on hand for a few hours each day for any pet owners who want to bring their animals in to be checked-out.

“From there we can decide on what the best course of action will be and how we can support and manage any symptoms or provide the relevant information.”

Sion Pritchard, managing director, said their strong start to 2021, including this new in-store health check, is just one of several services to be unveiled this year.

“Having Sarah and members of her team on-hand for people to pop in with their pets for a consultation or a discussion about any concerns is a fantastic addition to our Abergele store,” he said.

“Two North Wales businesses coming together to enhance the lives of our beloved animals is a very positive move – we can’t wait to get started.”