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How to handle a dog with mood swings

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | November 7th, 2017
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I have had to deal with a lot of dogs especially the ones with mood swings. When I say mood swing I mean being very unpredictable in terms aggressio...


Thinking like a business man or woman breeding dogs

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | October 27th, 2017
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Dog breeding is one of the most difficult businesses to venture into and yet when handled with business sense it can be very rewarding. Breeding dog...


Are Nigerians kind to stray dogs?

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | October 21st, 2017
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I was younger when I use to observe some stray dogs scramble for food at the meat sellers place. The market was very close to the slaughter place so...


Some misconstrued dog perception in Nigeria

By Melvin Jacob Oshomegie , BSc | October 20th, 2017
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When it comes to dogs in Nigeria, you will find varying kinds of people those who own dogs, there are those who do not own dogs but are crazy about ...


Please watch that Aggressive Bullmastiff

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | August 1st, 2017
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When you think about monster dogs your mind should first go to mastiffs which are muscular, massive and ugly looking dogs. Looking like a monster do...


Femi Fani-Kayode the inspiring dog lover

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | June 30th, 2017
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The Nigerian former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode popularly known as FFK has been very popular for his continuous criticism of the present (Bu...


Dog Lovers versus Cat Lovers in Nigeria

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | June 29th, 2017
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I was in a different company as a veterinarian when two ladies walked into the clinic with their sick dogs. As usual Landlord (the clinic cat) came ...


How does the name you give your dog affect people’s perception of the dog?

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | May 30th, 2017
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I encountered one dog called Hitler, a massive Caucasian breed of dog. Hitler couldn’t let me enter the premises and had to be chained properly so...


How to get the best from your Security Dog

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | May 18th, 2017
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One complain I often get is the problem of non-performing dogs and sometimes puppies that refuse to bark at strangers and playful to everyone. One of ...


Where does the odor from your dog come from?

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | March 15th, 2017
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So many persons conclude that dogs are very dirty animals due to the reoccurrence of that characteristic and consequent dog smell which many find of...


Sleeping on the same bed with your dog – What you need to know

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | January 17th, 2017
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I have kept so many dogs indoors but the only dog that had access to my bed was Peach my black pug. She was very little, the size of my fist when I ...


Common Ear problems of dogs & their solutions

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | November 27th, 2016
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The ears of the canines are so vulnerable to various problems. You could just wake up one morning to discover that your dog’s ear is swollen, like...


The Joy of Keeping Dogs

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | November 9th, 2016
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My little niece once went with us on an evening walk, she was about 3 years old and a man in his 40s was passing on the opposite side of the road wi...


Choke chains and how to use them

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | October 16th, 2016
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I am writing this particular article because of an incidence that happened recently with a dog that was constantly kept, chained using choke chain. ...


Is a dog incomplete without cropped ears or docked tails?

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | October 5th, 2016
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One of our clients called me to come to his home at once, his Rottweiler gave birth that morning. I don’t usually ask questions before getting to ...


Are dogs meant or supposed to be caged?

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | September 2nd, 2016
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I was once received an emergency call on a dog that collapsed in one hot afternoon and on getting there looking at the dog’s cage I started to cry...


Why your dogs fight and how to stop them

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | August 9th, 2016
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We have this client who is a fan of mastiff dogs. He actually goes crazy for this group of dogs. He first got a pitbull cross which was a female whi...


Why many Nigerians love Caucasian breed of Dog

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | August 9th, 2016
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I got an anonymous call one day from someone looking for a security dog for a house he newly built here in Abuja. He first asked if I had dogs for s...


The proper way to keep and care for a Caucasian breed of dog in Nigeria

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | August 2nd, 2016
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At 11:30pm, one night, in July 2013, a client of mine called me with a very distressed voice asking me to come straight to his house the following m...


Why some people prefer toy dog breeds against large breeds

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | August 1st, 2016
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If you are a real dog lover, you will understand how it feels to stay without one at any point in your life. Busy lifestyle can greatly limit your a...


Keeping Rottweiler dog breed with a family

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | July 30th, 2016
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The Rottweiler breed has been labeled a deadly dog in most parts of the world that some communities have even banned the dog from being kept in thei...


Why people go crazy about brindle colored dogs

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | July 29th, 2016
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Learning dog coat colors and their combinations can be a herculean task that most people just choose simple color names to designate dog coat colors...


Things you need to know when you have to get a dog

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | May 19th, 2016
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I love dogs so much that each time I encounter one I feel so excited and will love to pet the dog and to enjoy the dogs company. Many of our clients...


How to care for your new puppy

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | March 15th, 2016
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It was a Thursday evening after a lot of work at the clinic, I wanted to go have lunch and there was this puppy drooling saliva, carried by a woman ...


Monster dogs you can find in Nigeria

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | January 13th, 2016
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One of the main reasons why people own dogs in Nigeria is to make others scared of breaking into their homes unnecessarily. This informs the craze f...


Things you need to know about buying an adult dog

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | November 23rd, 2015
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Some people consider it wrong to get a dog as adult due to the fact that the dog did not grow with the new owner and might have some undesirable beh...


Why do people make their dogs to become stray dogs?

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | October 6th, 2015
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Abuja city is not really where you find stray dogs easily because people in this area, in my opinion, get dogs for specific purposes such as pet, gu...


How your dog can help you lose weight

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | August 23rd, 2015
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On my way to the tennis court every Saturday, I always don’t fail to admire the events along the road, people of various sizes working out either ...


Is making your dog aggressive important?

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | July 18th, 2015
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A young man was given a German shepherd dog as a gift, and this dog was a very beautiful and healthy one. At a time this guy started to ask me what ...


What is wrong with the Nigerian Local Breed of dog?

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | June 30th, 2015
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A very wealthy man once came with his dog to the clinic for medical attention but before he came, he had called me. I was really expecting a German ...


Does your dog worry about something?

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | June 28th, 2015
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Owning a dog can be an exciting experience to some persons and can just be a necessity to others. This brings about a particular perception of the d...


Should Animals have rights in Nigeria?

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | June 28th, 2015
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The above question is still a very hot question Nigerians are battling to come to a compromise. In Africa in general, animals are very low in consid...


BEWARE OF DOGS

By Melvin Jacob Oshomegie , BSc | June 28th, 2015
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Have you ever been to a house where it was boldly written on the gate ‘beware of dogs’? Have you ever had to call your friend, a family member o...


How to stop your dog from digging your yard

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | June 12th, 2015
885 views

Dogs’ digging is a problem many of my clients keep asking for lasting solutions. Some of them have complained about their dogs digging up their orna...


Most popular names Nigerians give their dogs

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | April 13th, 2015
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Naming a dog can be a very confusing task to many persons and to some people, it’s always like there are names waiting to be given to any dog. Niger...


Things you need to know about bathing your dog

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | April 2nd, 2015
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Some persons have serious negative mind set about dogs, so they refuse to give the dog a good bath. During one of my home services I coincidentally ...


How to house train a pug

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | March 28th, 2015
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The pug is a very funny breed of dog. Some people say it’s an ugly dog but yet cannot remove their eyes from the dog. One of my client’s daughte...


How to keep a Lhasa Apso

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | March 19th, 2015
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Lhasa Apso dog is a very gorgeous looking pet dog with plenty hair and funny looks. This dog has replaced toys for children and adults also. The lon...


Train your pet dog by talking to him

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | March 18th, 2015
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Training a dog is very important especially for pet dogs that live right inside your home. Dogs, in-as-much as they are animals have some intelligen...


How to determine the age of a puppy using the teeth

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | October 17th, 2014
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It is a common issue in our environment to buy a puppy without proper information as to the age and pedigree of the puppy. There are cases were vend...


How to approach a dog & prevent dog bite

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | March 12th, 2014
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Dogs are sensitive animals which man succeeded to domesticate from the wild for various purposes as security & companionship. In their normal ha...


6 most beautiful toy dogs Nigerians Love

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | March 12th, 2014
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Lhasa Apso The hairiest of all toy breeds existing in Nigeria & has gained tremendous admiration from Nigerians especially young ladies. Always...


8 most aggressive dogs to own in Nigeria

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | March 11th, 2014
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Rottweiler Only the breed name Rottweiler or “Rott” for short sends shivers to anyone that knows this breed in Nigerian. Originating from Germa...


Who Values Dogs in Nigeria

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | March 4th, 2014
20056 views

Nigeria is a country with people of diverse mindset and philosophy to life. A typical Nigerian can simply be referred to be confidently rich or poor. ...



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