Sian Tranter

MA VetMB CertAVP MRCVS

Latest articles by Sian Tranter

Is my pet bird at risk from avian flu?
Bird
Is my pet bird at risk from avian flu?
Avian flu has returned to the UK. The Chief Veterinary Officers of Scotland, England and Wales have ordered that all poultry and pet birds are housed indoors and strict hygiene practices adopted to control and eradicate…
January 13, 2021 • 622 shares
Can dogs eat raw eggs?
Diet
Can dogs eat raw eggs?
Eggs are highly nutritious food, providing a vast range of highly digestible protein, fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals. An egg can be a healthy treat, each one providing 60 calories, with 6g or protein and 4 mg of fat…
January 5, 2021 • 847 shares • 4 comments
Is my dog allergic to living with me?
Common Conditions
Is my dog allergic to living with me?
House dust mites are present in all our homes, regardless of our cleaning regimes. Some sources suggest 10% of dogs have significant allergies and house dust mite affects a third of these dogs. These tiny members of the…
January 2, 2021 • 2 comments
Are cat-friendly vets really a thing?
Cats
Are cat-friendly vets really a thing?
Taking a cat to the vet is seldom a pleasant experience. Unlike dogs, cats are not sociable creatures, they often dislike travel, any form or restraint, new environments and strangers touching them. A veterinary visit us…
January 1, 2021 • 9 shares
Do dogs like hugs?
Behaviour
Do dogs like hugs?
For the majority of dogs, the answer is no. Dogs do not cuddle, they will usually interpret a hug as restraint or pressure. Most will tolerate a hug but if you observe their body language, they are not comfortable and re…
December 29, 2020 • 86 shares
Why do cats like boxes?
Behaviour
Why do cats like boxes?
A Boxing Day Special from vet blogger Sian! Someone should tell our cats that they live in safe, comfortable homes in the 21st Century. Much of their behaviour harks back to the open plain existence of the African wildca…
December 26, 2020 • 53 shares
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