MONKEY BUSINESS

I might be a bit cheeky and perhaps even mischievous but am not into monkey business (literally). I have never been a fan of monkeys, in fact when people talk about their phobias mine happens to be just that, monkeys. Just like all phobias have a genesis mine begun when I was little, I recall … Continue reading MONKEY BUSINESS

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.

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

Animals in Disasters 

When disaster strikes, the consequences are devastating to the people who depend on these animals for food, as a source of income or for companionship. They could be trapped in forest fires, injured from a collapsed building, drowning, starving or buried in a mud slide. Disasters whether natural or man-made do not choose whom to … Continue reading Animals in Disasters