Should you abandon your dog due to wrong grooming or hair trimming?

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | July 24th, 2018

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I was working in another vet clinic when a Lhasa Apso dog was brought in for grooming. I was not in charge of the grooming, the animal attendant was t...


Is cancer about to kill your dog?

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | July 12th, 2018

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If you look closely at the photo above, you will see a growth at the flank (abdominal region) of the dog. This growth was very small like the one in t...


Living without your beloved dog

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | June 29th, 2018

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I have lived with many dogs. Meanwhile, I am a fan of toy breeds of dogs like the Lhasa apso, Havanese, pugs and others. I prefer them because they ar...


Dog farms - Do they make Business Sense?

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | June 11th, 2018

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It’s a very popular thing now in Nigeria especially here in Abuja but mostly in Jos for people to think about investing in dog farms. So many inves...


Japanese Spitz a dog that can function as pet and guard dog

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | June 9th, 2018

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The first serious dog bite I have received as a veterinarian is from a Japanese Spitz. We had this client that has an aggressive Japanese Spitz that...


Are dogs actually dirty or messy by nature?

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | June 6th, 2018

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I was about 8 years old when I was watching a local stray dog who went to a sandy place, defecated and started to use his back legs to kick sand unt...


When driving with a puppy freely becomes dangerous

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | May 28th, 2018

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Being a veterinarian, moving dogs with my car became almost a daily affair at a point. Some clients might decide to bring their pets for grooming, s...


Can dogs actually hurt children intentionally?

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | May 22nd, 2018

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Jack was my aunt’s dog, a local breed of dog with nice hairs pattern, he was brought for holidays at my grandmother’s home. He has been an indoo...


Most common lies told by desperate dog sellers in Nigeria

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | May 19th, 2018

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I once got into a heated argument with a client who just bought his puppy and brought same for vaccination. I started to fill in the pet card and spec...


Are people that eat dogs murderers?

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | May 16th, 2018

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Enugu is a town I grew up as a child till I turned 14. There was persistent water scarcity then and water business was very lucrative for those that...