Dog Nutrition

How Economic Recession is Affecting Dogs in Nigeria

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | December 10th, 2016

It is worrisome that many dogs are feeling the impact of the ongoing recession in Nigeria that many case of nutritional deficiency has dominated cli...

Is raw meat actually good meal for your dog?

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | August 30th, 2016

I was confronted by one woman that has been battling with her husband for feeding their dog raw meat and fish. She told me that it will make the dog...

Is Binggo dog food really good for your dog?

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | August 4th, 2016

I have come across so many dog foods but to be sincere, most of them are imported, both dry dog food and wet or can dog food. Many dogs in Nigeria e...

Is starving your dog because you are broke right?

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | September 22nd, 2015

I have this friend who is a dog breeder; he has been a lover of pedigree dogs (dogs of pure line not mixed breeds). He once had an accidental mating...

Is palm oil and boiled rice enough food for your dog?

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | July 6th, 2015

I had this client, very wealthy, who owns a St. Bernard dog and two Chow chow breeds of dog. His dogs were always sick and emaciated. I treated the ...

Why your dog eats heavy and still loses weight

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | March 29th, 2015

I have heard so many complaints about dogs eating plenty with no corresponding weight gain or wellbeing. I have examined various cases and discovere...

Choosing Commercial food for your dog

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | March 19th, 2015

Feeding your dog is unavoidable. Just like you cannot stay without food these dogs cannot live without food. Most dogs eat anything served to them b...

How to make complete dog food at low cost

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | March 14th, 2014

One of the biggest challenges of keeping dogs in Nigeria is their feeding requirement economically, nutritionally and conveniently. There are a lot ...

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