Common Allergies in Cats

The most common allergies in cats Cats commonly experience four types of allergies: insects (fleas), food allergies, atopic dermatitis (triggered by house dust, pollen, and moulds) and contact allergies. While they exhibit shared physical expressions and signs, each allergy type also presents unique features. If you believe your cat is showing signs of an allergy, then…

What’s Better for My Cat: Wet or Dry Food?

A frequent question asked is whether cats should consume canned or dry food. Fortunately, many commercial cat foods offer an excellent nutritional source, whether in the form of dry or wet cat food. However, hinges on various factors, including weight, health conditions and budget. Deciding whether to opt for dry, canned or a combination of both…

Introducing Pets to Children

Children and pets can form wonderful bonds and many parents aspire for their children to grow up alongside furry companions. When introducing them for the first time, it’s essential to establish a safe and comfortable environment where children and pets can begin to familiarise themselves with each other. Having pets is a great way of…

Tips for worry-free visits to the vets in Fife

  Like many people dread going to the doctor, the vet can be a source of anxiety for our pets. Luckily, there are steps you can take to alleviate some of the anxiety your pet feels when it senses a vet visit in Fife is coming up. Preparing for your visit If possible, hold off…

Springtime Allergies in Pets: Symptoms and Treatments

Springtime allergies are not simply a problem for people; they can also affect pets. Pets can experience seasonal allergies in the springtime, just like people can. To keep their furry friends healthy and comfortable, it’s good for pet owners to know about the signs of springtime allergies in pets and how to treat them. The…

Spring hazards in Fife

  Spring is an exciting time for most of us in Fife, pets included! Lighter nights mean more opportunities for us to be outdoors with our pets in Fife. To ensure a happy and safe season for your animals, take a minute to make yourself aware of hidden dangers which could lead to a poorly…

Separation Anxiety in Dogs: Signs & Methods for Pet Owners

Eight out of ten dogs, according to research, have trouble adjusting to being alone. Yet, half won’t exhibit any overt symptoms, making it easy for owners to overlook. Behavioural issues due to separation anxiety in dogs In certain dogs, behaviours related to separation are a result of boredom caused by insufficient physical and mental stimulation.…

Common allergies in dogs

From skin irritations to digestive issues, understanding and addressing common allergies in dogs is essential for ensuring their wellbeing. In this blog, we delve into the world of canine allergies, exploring their types, symptoms and effective management strategies. Food Allergies in Dogs Food allergies can manifest through various symptoms, including gastrointestinal issues or skin problems. Common food…

The top 12 most poisonous plants for pets

The sun is out, everything is in flower, and everyone has come out of hibernation: gardening season has begun! While this is a lovely time of year to spend with your pet, there are potentially poisonous plants in your garden that will affect cats and dogs. At St Clair Vets in Fife, we can assist…

Easter opening hours

CHANGES TO OUR SERVICES DURING EASTER WEEKEND Easter is almost here, and we’d like to remind you that our opening hours over the Bank Holiday weekend may differ from our usual availability. Please refer to the list below to ensure you’re aware of our opening hours during the Easter weekend. Should you have an emergency,…