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Dr Doolittle’s Aberdare 01685 878900
Dr Doolittle’s Cardiff 02920 619899
Dr Doolittle’s Penarth 02920 350095
Summergrove Vets, Malpas 01633 858599
Summercourt Vets, Caerphilly 02920 026474
Summerdale Vets, Cwmbran 01633 877055
Summerhill Vets, Newport 01633 255394
Summerview Vets, Chepstow 01291 620661
Summerwood Vets, Blackwood 01495 222383
Summerhill, Highcross 01633 383111

Coronavirus: Are Pets at Risk?

Coronavirus continues to cause upset and unrest among the human population, but does it pose a risk to our pets too?

Can the virus affect pets/animals?

Not at the moment. There’s very little evidence that pets can catch the disease, or that they can transmit COVID-19 between humans. 


Will this always be the case?

At the moment, it’s difficult to be sure. The coronavirus outbreak has sent the UK and the rest of the world into uncharted territory and it’s unclear what the next steps will be.

It’s important to be on the lookout and to contact a medical professional if you feel unwell. Likewise, give us a call if your pet seems unwell.


If I’m poorly, should I worry about spreading illness to my pet?

COVID-19 is not yet known to cause symptoms in pets, but similar viruses can be transmitted from humans to pets and vice versa.

To be on the safe side, stay as hygienic as possible. Wash your dog’s paws thoroughly after a walk and wash your hands regularly. At home, clean your pet’s sleeping/living area regularly and if you’re ill, keep physical contact to a minimum… and avoid letting your pet lick your face altogether.


Concerns about exposure to the virus…

If your pet is ill and you think exposure to coronavirus has caused their symptoms, give us a call before your visit. It’s important to make your veterinary team aware.

Symptoms of illness may include:

  • Coughing and sneezing
  • Diarrhoea
  • Vomiting
  • Reluctance to eat, drink or move
  • A change in personality
  • Lethargy or tiredness


Keep up with the news…

The COVID-19 virus has caused a great deal or unrest and uncertainty, but do your best not to panic. Keep an eye on the news, both for trusted advice and for what’s happening in your area.

Meanwhile, stay as hygienic as possible and be sure to give your doctor a call if you’re feeling at risk. As ever, if you’re worried about your pet, don’t hesitate to give us a call.

Practice information

Summerhill Vets, Newport

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    7:00am - 8:00pm
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    7:00am - 8:00pm
  • Wed
    7:00am - 8:00pm
  • Thu
    7:00am - 8:00pm
  • Fri
    7:00am - 8:00pm
  • Sat
    8:00am - 4:00pm
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    Closed
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43 Summerhill Avenue Newport NP19 8FQ
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Summercourt Vets, Caerphilly

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    9:00am - 7:00pm
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    9:00am - 6:00pm
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    9:00am - 6:00pm
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    9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Fri
    9:00am - 6:00pm
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    Closed
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106 St Cenydd Road Caerphilly CF83 2TE
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Summerview Vets, Chepstow

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    9:00am - 6:00pm
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    9:00am - 6:00pm
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    9:00am - 6:00pm
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    9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Fri
    9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Sat
    9:00am - 12:00pm
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    Closed
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54a Bulwark Road Bulwark Chepstow NP16 5JW
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Summerwood Vets, Blackwood

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    9:00am - 6:00pm
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    9:00am - 6:00pm
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    9:00am - 6:00pm
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    9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Fri
    9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Sat
    9:00am - 12:00pm
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    Closed
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271-273 High Street Blackwood NP12 1AW
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Summerdale Vets, Cwmbran

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    9:00am - 6:00pm
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    9:00am - 6:00pm
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    9:00am - 6:00pm
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    9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Fri
    9:00am - 6:00pm
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    Closed
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Unit E Avondale Business Park Cwmbran NP44 1XE
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Summerhill, Highcross

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    Closed
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    9:00am - 6:00pm
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    Closed
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    9:00am - 6:00pm
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    Closed
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103 Glasllwch Crescent High Cross Newport NP10 9SG
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Dr Doolittle’s Aberdare

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    9:00am - 6:00pm
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    9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Wed
    9:00am - 7:30pm
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    9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Fri
    9:00am - 6:00pm
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    Closed
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22b Lewis Street Aberdare CF44 6PY
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Dr Doolittle’s Cardiff

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    8:45am - 7:00pm
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    8:45am - 6:00pm
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    8:45am - 6:00pm
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    8:45am - 6:00pm
  • Fri
    8:45am - 6:00pm
  • Sat
    8:45am - 11:00am
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    Closed
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111 Whitchurch Road Cardiff CF14 3JQ
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Dr Doolittle’s Penarth

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    9:00am - 4:00pm
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    9:00am - 6:30pm
  • Wed
    12:00pm - 6:30pm
  • Thu
    9:00am - 2:30pm
  • Fri
    9:00am - 2:30pm
  • Sat
    9:30am - 12:30pm
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    Closed
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2F Cornerswell Road Penarth CF64 2UZ
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Summergrove Vets, Malpas

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    9:00am - 6:00pm
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    9:00am - 6:00pm
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    9:00am - 6:00pm
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    9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Fri
    9:00am - 6:00pm
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    Closed
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161 Larch Grove Malpas Newport Gwent NP20 6LA
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