St Clair COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

Branch Update: Our Cadham practice is open for pre-booked appointments only. Please call Kirkcaldy or Cos Lane to arrange an appointment for our Cadham practice. Following the Government’s recent guidelines, we can confirm that our practices now offer a full range of services for our patients, whilst still adhering to COVID-19 safety guidelines. As a…

Ear mites in cats and dogs

The ear mite (Otodectes Cynotis) is a mite that lives on dogs, cats, rabbits, and ferrets. It is typically found in the ear canal but can also live on the skin of your pet. They are caught through direct contact with another carrier animal and may be seen as a white speck, about the size…

Separation from your pet

How do you feel about the relaxation of the lockdown restrictions? Relieved? Anxious? If we could ask our pets the same question, we’re fairly certain their answers would put them in one of two camps; those who are looking forward to the peace and quiet and those dreading not being with us 24/7. If your…

Protect your dog against Kennel Cough

Does your dog come into regular contact with other dogs? Maybe out on walks, at the park, or when they’re staying in kennels? If so, we’d highly recommend a Kennel Cough vaccine or booster. Kennel Cough, or infectious tracheobronchitis, is a very contagious respiratory disease. It’s transmitted by close contact with an infected dog and can…

Bacterial skin infections in dogs

Bacterial skin infections can have many causes, including allergies. Regardless of the reason, skin infections require swift action as they can cause itching and pain. Some dogs are more vulnerable to develop bacterial skin infections than others. It’s important to check common areas like the paws, groins, and armpits. Skinfolds are particularly prone to skin…

Tips and advice for new puppy owners

  As we get closer to COVID-19 related restrictions being slowly relaxed you’ll be looking forward to getting out and about more with your new puppy. Or, perhaps you’re thinking of buying a new puppy as life returns back to some kind of normal? Whatever your circumstances, we’ve put together a few tips for all…

Keeping your dog safe whilst out and about this summer

If you’re planning on getting out and about in the UK this summer, whether just for the day or for a longer period, we have some tips and advice for you and your pet. With so many dog-friendly campsites, holiday cottages, hotels, and caravans available, your dog will enjoy the adventure just as much as…

The importance of parasite prevention

Parasite prevention is an integral part of taking good care of your cat or dog. Parasites also pose a threat to human health, as some pet parasites cause zoonotic infections, which means they can be transferred from pets to people. Where and when can my pet get infected by parasites? Dogs and cats can get…

May and Spring Bank Holiday opening hours

With two welcomed bank holiday weekends in May, we wanted to let you know that our opening hours may vary from our usual times. Please see below: May Bank Holiday – Monday 3rd May Kirkcaldy 08.30 – 19.30 Cos Lane, Leven 09.00 – 17.30 Cadham 09.00 – 13.00 & 14.00 – 17.30 Spring Bank Holiday…

The importance of microchipping your pet

  Keeping our pets safe is important to all of us as pet owners. They trust us with their care and protection and, as well as feeding, exercising and cuddling them, that includes identifying them so that we can be reunited if we are parted. A microchip literally identifies your pet as belonging to you.…