Vet charity, PDSA, is offering free workshops to help veterinary professionals deliver new welfare checks known as \u2018PetWise MOTs\u2019.\r\n\r\nThe checks focus on the five welfare needs, as defined in the Animal Welfare Acts, and follow reports that public awareness of these needs has dwindled*.\r\n\r\nRichard Casey, PDSA Pet Well-being project manager, said: \u201cWe know there is more to a pet\u2019s well-being than just providing for their basic health needs. This unique consultation structure was developed in response to falling awareness among owners of their pets\u2019 welfare needs, with millions of pets suffering unnecessarily.\r\n\r\n"The PetWise MOTs use a simple traffic light system and personalised action plans to reverse this trend by helping to inform and engage owners about what their pets need to be healthy and happy.\u201d\r\n\r\nPDSA is now offering a limited number of free spaces on training days for the wider veterinary profession on how to deliver PetWise MOTs in a bid to improve pet\u00a0well-being in the UK. The workshops count for seven hours of CPD and are fully\u00a0accredited by the CPD Standards Board.\r\n\r\nFor more information or to book a place,\u00a0visit www.pdsa.org.uk\/petwise or email email@example.com. \u00a0\r\n* Animal Welfare Acts refers to the Animal Welfare Act 2006 in England & Wales, the Animal Health\u00a0and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006, and the Welfare of Animals Act (Northern Ireland) 2011. Owners\u2019\u00a0awareness of these Acts has declined significantly in the last five years, falling from 45\u00a0percent\u00a0in 2011 to\u00a031\u00a0percent\u00a0in 2015.