Pet owners and their pets are in for a treat at the Maxi Zoo store in Clonmel Saturday May 3rd where a host of free events will take place to celebrate the store’s birthday.

The store at Poppyfields Retail Park is celebrating the occasion by offering a free Pet Health Check to customers who visit the store between 12 a.m. and 6 p.m.. The first twenty dog owners to visit the store with their pet during this time will also receive free goodie bags for their pet.

Maxi Zoo’s team of pet experts will also be joined by Marina Corrigan the Whiskas and Pedigree vet in store from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. providing local pet owners with all they need to know to keep their family pet fit and healthy.

Mo Chara Animal Rescue and Irish Agility & Dogs Sports Association will also celebrate the stores birthday from 12-5pm.

Visitors to the store can avail of free nutritional and weight management advice for their dog. Free samples and advice will also provided on how to care for their dog’s teeth.

Maxi Zoo has arranged for an expert from Red Mills to join the store’s pet experts in providing customers with free advice on how they can improve their pet’s nutrition and the value of doing so.

“Nutrition is hot topic right now. People have become very conscious about the value of good nutrition in their own diet and it is only natural for pet owners to also apply that thinking to the well-being of their pet,” said Alice.

Visitors to the store on the day can avail of €10 off all Red Mills Leader 15kg bags of dog food, €4 off Red Mills 3kg or 4kg bags of dog food and €3 off Red Mills 2kg bags of cat food.

“The free health check is a great way to ensure that your family pet is in the best of health,” said Alice Cross, Executive Director of Maxi Zoo Ireland.

“All of the in-store activities planned for the day are geared towards providing local pet owners with expert advice on how to provide their pet with the best care, nutrition and training,” she said.

“Customers can learn how to manage their dog’s weight, how to groom their dog so that it always looks its best and how to teach their dog a new trick or two,” said Alice. Representatives from both Mo Chara Animal Rescue and the Irish Agility Dog Sports Association will also be in store from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m..

Maxi Zoo’s team of trained in-store groomers will provide free nail trimming and grooming tips and customers can also avail of great discounts on grooming products purchased on the day. Many special offers on other pet products will also be available on the day.

“We are delighted to celebrate another year in business in Clonmel. We enjoy great support from local pet owners and we look forward to meeting them again on Saturday and to helping them to ensure that their pet stays fit and healthy,” said Alice.