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Monday is the signup day for free 9PetCheck pet wellness checkups

A dog is checked during last year's 9Check.
A dog is checked during last year's 9Check.

For the fifth year, the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association ( and ( are teaming up for 9PetCheck on April 5 and 6. Monday, March 31 is the day to sign up.

Seventy-three veterinary clinics aroud the state are offering free veterinary welness exams and rabies vaccinations to economically disadvantaged dog and cat owners. There will be a total of 1,500 appointments available on a first-come, first- serve basis.

To make an appointment, pet owners facing financial hardship must call the live phone bank on Monday from 4–6:30 p.m. Appointments will be filled at a clinic closest to the client. The number to call to make an appointment is 1.844.800.4995.

These visits allow veterinarians to examine pets for more obvious issues, such as a pet being overweight, as well as abnormalities, such as unusual masses, dental issues, and other health concerns that aren’t easily detectable.

The appointments are for wellness checks and rabies vaccinations only. If a pet is sick or injured, the animal’s owner should contact a local veterinarian immediately.

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