Mobile heart-health tour rolls through the Midwest

Mobile heart-health tour rolls through the Midwest

Free heart health screenings give dogs a place to heal on four wheels.
Aug 24, 2009
By staff

Remember the overwhelming joy you felt as a kid when you heard the melodic tones of the ice cream truck driving down the street? Midwestern dogs might get the same feeling when a certain vehicle cruises into town.

The Midwest Mobile Dog Heart Health Tour will provide free heart examinations to dogs this month in an effort to raise awareness of heart disease, which affects about 11 percent of dogs in the United States. The tour will stop in St. Louis on Aug. 28, and in Chicago on Aug. 30. Along with performing the free screenings, veterinary cardiologists will also answer any questions about the disease and make owners aware of its symptoms.

The details:

St. Louis
Friday, Aug. 28
1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Forest Park
Upper Muny parking lot at Macklind and Union Drive

Sunday, Aug. 30
Noon to 6 p.m.
Puptown Dog Park
4921 N. Marine Dr.

The Midwest Mobile Dog Heart Health Tour is sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim. Click here for more information about the event.

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