Why you should avoid inbreeding for your dog

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | January 25th, 2019


Inbreeding is when you allow your dogs to mate father to daughter, brother to sister and mother to son. People allow this happen for various reasons w...

How to stop your bitch from eating up her newborn puppies

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | January 22nd, 2019


We have received several reports of bitches eating up their newborn puppies and some of our clients have attributed these to excessive starvation and ...

Do you allow your cat to leave the house to hunt?

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | December 16th, 2018


A 1yr old cat was brought to the clinic with some injuries around his neck. The wound was swollen and filled with pus. The wound was so tender that th...

Dogs vs Snake fight

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | December 15th, 2018


It was very early in the morning, at about 3am, in Zhidu settlement of Abuja, a town beyond Lugbe settlement, the owners of these two dogs heard some ...

My dog made me a millionaire

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | October 25th, 2018


Three years ago, one of our client’s wife brought their puppies for their routine deworming grudgingly. She came into the clinic and asked my staff ...

Why you can rely on dogs than your security personnel

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | October 12th, 2018


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


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


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


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


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