Dental care costs in the NHS may be on the rise but in Wales pet rabbits are getting their check-ups for free!
Pet owners in Wrexham are being invited to take their bunnies along for a free dental health check at their local vets’ surgery as part of National Rabbit Week.
Three out of four rabbits seen by vets are diagnosed with dental problems – some of which can prove fatal.
Vet Vanessa Griffiths said: ‘Poor dental health can cause all manner of problems for rabbits. Because there are no obvious symptoms in the early stages, many owners don’t realise that anything’s wrong. By the time the rabbit is taken to a vet, it’s often too late.
‘However, with just a quick check-up, we can see what condition the teeth are in and advise on how to help the rabbit stay healthy and happy.’
During the health check, rabbit-owners will also be given advice on how to avoid the inevitable dental problems.