How dog breeding can go wrong

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | July 9th, 2019


As a beginning veterinarian I had this client who owned two Caucasian dogs, one male and a female. He complained to me about his female dog losing p...

Big dog breeds you can find in Nigeria

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | July 8th, 2019


Nigerians tend to talk about big sized breed of dogs more than they talk about medium or small breeds of dogs. There is a higher possibility of maki...

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 s...

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 h...

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 uncontrollab...

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...