Vetster option 02 (Blog)

Sian Tranter

MA VetMB CertAVP MRCVS

Latest articles by Sian Tranter

Is Valerian effective against stress in pets?
Medicines
Is Valerian effective against stress in pets?
The root of the plant, Valeriana officialis has been used for centuries for stress-related conditions in humans. Studies have shown a positive effect in people suffering from mild anxiety and insomnia (1,2). It’s widely…
February 14, 2021 • 26 shares
Is honey good for cuts in dogs?
Dogs
Is honey good for cuts in dogs?
Honey can be a useful treatment for wounds, but not all wounds require its use. So which ones will? Vet blogger Sian investigates……
February 4, 2021 • 241 shares • 2 comments
Do dogs need distemper vaccines?
Dogs
Do dogs need distemper vaccines?
Distemper is a highly infectious virus which affects dogs, ferrets and foxes. The virus can cause a number of syndromes from a mild lethargy and high temperature to severe respiratory disease or inflammation of the nervo…
January 27, 2021 • 9 shares
What is precision nutrition for dogs?
Diet
What is precision nutrition for dogs?
Does one size of diet fit all? Is there a universally healthy diet?  Recent large-scale studies have shown that people have profoundly individual responses to the same food. The results of these and further studies…
January 19, 2021
Is my dog deaf?
Dogs
Is my dog deaf?
Dogs are expert at reading us, and our behaviour. They can predict our actions from imperceptible signals. Seizure alert and diabetes alert dogs use these skills to protect their owners. This sensitivity makes it difficu…
January 16, 2021 • 44 shares
Should I rescue a dog from abroad?
Animal Welfare
Should I rescue a dog from abroad?
As a nation of animal lovers, many of us are happy to provide a rescue dog with a second chance of a loving home. But are we causing more harm than we’re preventing by importing rescued dogs? Vet Sian investigates……
January 15, 2021 • 72 shares
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