Emergency Contact Numbers
02920 621 511
Heath Vets Rhiwbina Surgery: 123-5 Heol-Y-Deri, Rhiwbina, Cardiff CF14 6UH
V.E.T.S. Emergency Clinic: 180/182 Merthyr Road, Whitchurch, Cardiff CF14 1DL
Most dogs and cats over the age of seven years have significant problems with oral health. This is often unrecognised by their owners, and they suffer in silence. The main reason for this is a diet which does not need much chewing.
If a general anaesthetic is to be given, you will also be asked if you would like a blood test done beforehand. Of course, all animals undergoing an anaesthetic will have a full examination beforehand.
It is a sad fact that when we welcome a new pet into our lives, we will one day have to say goodbye to it, and suffer all the heartache and distress which that parting brings.
Home visits can be arranged if necessary, if you live within Cardiff itself. In exceptional circumstances, we may be able to visit you farther afield. Please phone the main surgery before 10.00am. if possible.
Hip dysplasia is a disorder of the hip joint which begins during the growing stage in puppies and which is strongly influenced by inherited and environmental factors. It can cause spontaneous lameness of the back legs in a proportion of affected dogs.
It is spread by blood-sucking insects. In the wild rabbit population, the rabbit flea is usually the carrier. In pet rabbits, the rabbit flea may be the source, but other biting insects are also important carriers.
It is common in wild rabbits. The virus is easily spread between rabbits or via contaminated hutches, bedding and food. It can also be carried on other animals’ feet – for example pet dogs could pick up the virus during a country walk and bring it back to an urban garden.
This virus has some differences from the classic RVHD. In particularly it may affect rabbits of any age, as opposed to RVHD1, which is rarely if ever seen in rabbits under 8-10 weeks of age.