Cardiomyopathy in cats

There are a number of different heart diseases that can affect our cats; however, cardiomyopathy is the most common. But what is it and how do you know if your cat has it? We explore further below: What is cardiomyopathy? The term cardiomyopathy covers any disease that affects the heart muscle. There are different types…

Mitral Valve Disease (MVD) in dogs

There are many different heart conditions that can affect our dogs; however, mitral valve disease (MVD) is by far the most common. But what is MVD, and how do you know if your dog has it? We explore further below: What is mitral valve disease (MVD)? Also referred to as degenerative valve disease, MVD involves…

Preparing your pet for a change in seasons in Fife

As we move from one season to another in Fife, we think about the number of layers we need to wear and whether we need to alter our daily routine to cope with the changes. Whilst we consider the alterations we need to make; it is important to ensure that we also prepare our pets…

St Clair Vets practice update

Whilst visiting us, we’re here to provide you and your pets with the best experience, in the safest way. Our practices, as always, have extensive hygiene measures in place. We are still encouraging social distancing, face coverings and contactless payments. However, we are very happy to be welcoming you into our consulting rooms and reception…

Learn how to identify and reduce worry, anxiety, and stress in your pet

  Just like humans, our pets around Fife can experience worry, anxiety, and stress. Since we know how these emotions make us feel, we certainly want to help alleviate our pet’s distress where we can. However, our pets cannot voice their feelings, so how can we tell they are experiencing these emotions? The signs in…

Preparing your pets for firework season in Fife

  Fireworks are used throughout the year in Fife to mark significant seasonal celebrations in Fife including Bonfire Night, Halloween, New Year’s Eve and Diwali. Whilst they are enjoyable for humans to watch, pets can often get scared of the loud bangs and bright flashes. Preparing your pet early can make a significant difference and…

How to prepare your cat ahead of fireworks season

  We understand that noisy celebrations in Fife such as Halloween, Bonfire Night, Diwali, Christmas, and New Year can cause nervousness in pets. However, by taking the appropriate steps to plan ahead of these scheduled events, you can minimise unnecessary stress and anxiety for your pet. Signs of anxiety to look out for in cats…

How to prepare your dog ahead of fireworks season

  We understand that noisy celebrations in Fife such as Halloween, Bonfire Night, Diwali, Christmas, and New Year can cause nervousness in pets. However, by taking the appropriate steps to plan ahead of these scheduled events, you can minimise unnecessary stress and anxiety for your pet. Signs of anxiety to look out for in dogs…

Autumn dangers in Fife

To ensure you know the dangers associated with autumn, we have compiled together some guidance to ensure you all stay safe in Fife as we transition between seasons.   Clocks changing The changes brought about with the clocks going back next month bring an increase in pet-related road traffic accidents and catfights. The change in…

Top tips to calm your anxious and stressed pet

  Like humans, pets often suffer from everyday stress that can lead to issues that can cause them to become anxious or stressed. Unfortunately, while humans have some means at their disposal to deal with such issues, pets aren’t so lucky. So here are some effective ways to help reduce and relieve anxiety and stress…