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, and castrations and even buy ex...

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

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | July 24th, 2018


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


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


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


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 ...

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

By Kodichukwu Okonkwo, DVM | June 9th, 2018


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


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


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


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 bee...