Why you can rely on dogs than your security personnel

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | October 12th, 2018

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It’s a common occurrence to see criminals break into people’s properties after conspiring with the security men in their facilities or homes. Ther...


Super strength of male dogs when a female is on heat

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | September 12th, 2018

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I currently have 3 male dogs and one bitch in my custody. The bitch – a Lhasa Apso breed - came on heat and all the 3 males became uncontrollable. O...


Using Dog Crate to control your dog indoors

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | September 4th, 2018

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Crates for dogs are not popularly used by dog owners until there is a need to ship their dogs to a new location by air. Due to the nature of this crat...


5 best guard dog breeds available in Nigeria

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | September 3rd, 2018

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By the virtue of my profession, I get a lot of questions about which dogs can serve as guard dogs that one can buy readily in Nigeria. It is a falseho...


Do you want your dog to grow very BIG?

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | August 2nd, 2018

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People, especially Nigerians try to make their dogs grow big fast. They explore so many food additives, multivitamins, castrations and even buy expens...


Should you abandon your dog due to wrong grooming or hair trimming?

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | July 24th, 2018

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I was working in another vet clinic when a Lhasa Apso dog was brought in for grooming. I was not in charge of the grooming, the animal attendant was t...


Is cancer about to kill your dog?

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | July 12th, 2018

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If you look closely at the photo above, you will see a growth at the flank (abdominal region) of the dog. This growth was very small like the one in t...


Living without your beloved dog

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | June 29th, 2018

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I have lived with many dogs. Meanwhile, I am a fan of toy breeds of dogs like the Lhasa apso, Havanese, pugs and others. I prefer them because they ar...


Dog farms - Do they make Business Sense?

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | June 11th, 2018

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It’s a very popular thing now in Nigeria especially here in Abuja but mostly in Jos for people to think about investing in dog farms. So many inves...


Japanese Spitz a dog that can function as pet and guard dog

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | June 9th, 2018

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The first serious dog bite I have received as a veterinarian is from a Japanese Spitz. We had this client that has an aggressive Japanese Spitz that...