St Clair COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update 25th January

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 recent ‘stay at home’ and lockdown orders issued on 4th January 2021, we are continuing to offer as full a range of services for our patients as possible,…

Nutritional advice for cats and dogs

When we think about weight management in pets it can be easy to focus on their exercise routine and how active they might, or might not, be. However, getting them out for their daily walk is only part of it, and in fact, what they eat from one day to the next plays an equally…

Starting your puppy off right!

If you’ve recently got a new puppy, you may be wondering how to give them the best start to life. According to Dogs Trust, the first four months of a puppy’s life are crucial, as it is when they learn what to make of all they experience in the world. Problems can arise when puppies…

Tooth Brushing Guide for Small Animals

Brushing is by far the best method for keeping your pet’s teeth clean and is more successful if taken in stages. Ideally, it would help if you brushed your dog’s teeth at least once daily to help remove plaque and prevent tartar build-up. STAGE 1: Build confidence Smaller pets can be placed at a comfortable…

January is National Walk Your Dog Month

If you’re a dog owner, you’ll know that every month is walk your dog month, as our canine friends need regular exercise all year round! But during January – with the enjoyment of Christmas a distant memory, the cold weather continuing, and those dreaded January blues to deal with – it can be tempting to…

Pet Passports no longer valid from 1 January 2021

From 1 January, Official Veterinarians (OVs) issued EU pet passports will no longer be valid for travel to and from the EU. Instead, Official Animal Health Certificates will be required for dogs, cats and ferrets travelling from Great Britain to the EU (up to five pets on one certificate). We will be issuing these to…

Senior Pets Physiotherapy

There are a variety of complementary treatments available to help our senior pets, one of these being physiotherapy. Below we take a closer look at physiotherapy as a therapy and the benefits it can have for your pet. What is physiotherapy? Physiotherapy is a hugely beneficial discipline in helping manage senior patients, especially those who…

Antimicrobial Awareness Week

Supported by the World Health Organisation (WHO), Antimicrobial Awareness Week aims to increase awareness of global antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and to encourage best practices among clinicians, policymakers, and also the public to avoid the further emergence and spread of drug-resistant infections. Antibiotics have had an incredibly positive impact on human healthcare, animal health, and animal…

Focus on Osteoarthritis in dogs

With the onset of colder weather, certain conditions that affect our pets can start to worsen. One of these conditions is Osteoarthritis (or OA for short) and below we take a closer look at the disorder and what can be done if your dog is diagnosed with it. What is OA? Osteoarthritis is a disorder…

Information for clients

Please note that we will be implementing a price change from 7th December 2020. A price list will be available in our practices. If you have any questions, please speak to a member of the team. Thank you for your continued support St Clair Vets team