Choke chains and how to use them

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | October 16th, 2016


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


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


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...

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...

Why your dogs fight and how to stop them

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | August 9th, 2016


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


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...

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...

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

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | August 2nd, 2016


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


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


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...