Bad Neighbors 

“I think my neighbor poisoned my dog!”  I have never quite understood why this is the most favorite excuse clients give whenever their pets get sick suddenly, perhaps it’s the animosity they have for their neighbors or vice versa. I also tend to think that this animosity comes about because of the constant barking from … Continue reading Bad Neighbors 

Things to Consider Before Getting a Pet. 

So you just moved out into your own space and thinking of getting a pet to cure the loneliness that comes with new spaces. What will determine your choice of the ideal pet is completely dependent on your preferences. Pets have been with us for centuries and even though our relationship was not as close, … Continue reading Things to Consider Before Getting a Pet. 

Effects Of Dog Breeding Through The Years

Can we just take some time to talk about dog breeding and the direction it is headed. Humans have been breeding dogs for over a century and the results are deleterious. At first dog breeding was meant to maintain or improve certain traits such as strength and intelligence, sadly, dog breeding has turned into a … Continue reading Effects Of Dog Breeding Through The Years

Save our Donkeys.

Is Kenya ready for the trade in donkeys? Kenya, like other African countries was not well prepared for the Chinese appetite for donkey meat and skin and is now facing the consequences. Donkey theft is on the rise due to the increasing demand which has raised the market price for donkeys. Consequently animal rights activists … Continue reading Save our Donkeys.

Sunday School Lessons about Animal welfare. 

“A righteous man has regard for the life of his animal…” There are many lessons to pick from the Bible and animal welfare is one them. I have heard people argue that we have been given power over all animals on earth and even go ahead to quote the particular scripture from the Bible, and … Continue reading Sunday School Lessons about Animal welfare. 

Memoirs from my Public Health Lectures

Veterinarians play a big role in public health since most human diseases are transmitted through foods of animal origin e.g meat,  milk, eggs among others. A good example is the recent anthrax outbreak in Thika, where a dead animal was slaughtered (according to the meat control act, a dead animal should not be slaughtered) without … Continue reading Memoirs from my Public Health Lectures

RABIES

Two children died of rabies over the weekend in Igembe Central in Meru County after being bitten by stray dogs marauding in the three villages. Now I'm pretty sure that you've heard about Rabies, and if you haven't then I can bet my money that you've heard of "mbwa ako na kichaa" because thats what … Continue reading RABIES