2024 A frightening Year to Maintain a Dog in Nigeria

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | January 31st, 2024


Dog ownership has become very necessary and yet very frightening in 2024 here in Nigeria. The Nigerian economy has been brought to it's knees due to...

A child's age and dog breeds meant for him or her

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | May 22nd, 2023


Many of my clients bought their dogs because their kids requested them. Many parents make the mistake of buying dogs for themselves instead of their...

Why Nigerians mix breeds of dogs

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | April 30th, 2023


It's very common to see mixed breeds of dogs in Nigeria being referred to as 'pure' breeds. In fact, some pure breeds are sometimes referred to as an...

Can dogs sense hostility from humans?

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | April 22nd, 2023


I have seen people that can be so terrified at the sight of a dog. Some can be so afraid that they can just run away as if running to safety, and so...

Reason why some dogs are violent to their owners

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | April 5th, 2023


There is a saying that a dog cannot bite the 'hands' that feed him. It's logical to conclude that a dog will not bite the person that feeds him but ...

Sexual maturity in male toy dogs – some concerns

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | March 31st, 2023


I have been contacted by many parents whose children's male dog starts to display some sexual behavior, especially in front of the kids. One parent ...

Why I chose to keep a pug as a pet

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | March 27th, 2023


In my early years of veterinary practice, I met these little “thick” creatures. They seemed to be into themselves without really caring ...

Why do local dogs run when you try to frighten them?

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | September 3rd, 2022


In my teenage age, we use to believe that all local dogs are cowards and that when you raise a stone and try to stone them they will run away. We al...

How to make your dog eat dry food

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | March 22nd, 2022


Dried dog food are obviously not natural to dogs but are made to give them complete nutrition. The ingredients and additives contained in them helps...

How your dog can manipulate you

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | March 21st, 2022


One of our clients complained that her dog has refused to eat anything other than chicken or meat. He refused to eat his regular canned food. The lad...