CAMPAIGN ALERT! We are excited to be back on the road again, this time headed to Nanyuki and partnering with KSPCA Nanyuki, The Laikipia County Government, North Kenya Veterinary Services and The Andy’s Veterinary Clinic. Campaign dates:   22nd – 25th September 2022 Time: 9am to 4pm Campaign Locations: Baraka; Kings Springs Academy Kanyoni ; William […]

DO MORE WITH AND FOR YOUR DOG!

DO MORE WITH AND FOR YOUR DOG! “It is far better to take a 20-minute walk every day than a 2-hour walk on Sunday.”  Lack of exercise, as well as too much of it, can result in poor health and habits for your dog. It’s important to find a balance, here’s why: For their mental […]

DANGER LURKS IN DEPO-PROVERA

DANGER LURKS IN DEPO-PROVERA The below radiograph is a lateral chest view of a 9 year old intact female dog who had been on Medroxyprogesterone Acetate (Depo-Provera also known as the human Femiplan) for most of her life. Unfortunately she was brought in with the history of lethargy, general deterioration and coughing up blood. During […]

PETS AND INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING

RELOCATING WITH YOUR PET? Relocating with your pet isn’t as simple as buying a ticket and boarding the plane. Elaborate procedures need to be followed. It’s important to note that every country has different regulations. Here are a few things to consider if you intend to move with your pet. Every step is critical. •             […]

DOGS AND CHILDREN

DOGS AND CHILDREN Whether you have your own or meet the occasional pet in your neighborhood or the park, it’s important to help your kids learn how to behave around dogs.  Young children should never interact with a dog without consent from the owner and very close adult supervision, even with the family dog. If […]

DOGS AND COMMUNICATION

DOGS AND COMMUNICATION Good communication goes beyond words; tone of voice and body language is part of the package. Our pets rely on just body language to let us know how they feel. Paying attention to this will help us learn what their likes and don’t likes and even help prevent accidents due to aggressive […]

THE ADVENTUROUS RESCUE OF LAMU

THE ADVENTUROUS RESCUE OF LAMU (Story by: Esther Altorfer) In September 2021, we adopted Lamu from TNR Trust. He was the perfect dog: gentle, clean and playful, in other words: a wonderful family dog. We enjoyed going on hikes with him out on the Ngong hills and runs in the forest, letting him off the […]

Transmissible Venereal Tumors  in Dogs

Transmissible venereal tumors (TVT) are tumors that arise from the dysregulated growth of cells called histiocytes. It is sexually transmitted through direct skin-to-skin contact with the tumor that results in cancer cells being transplanted from dog to dog. Dogs of any breed, age, or sex are susceptible, but it is most commonly observed in mixed-breed dogs, […]

PET NUTRITION

What should I feed my dog/cat? The best advice you can receive about feeding your pet is this: feed your pet the highest-quality food you can afford. Ensure the food you offer contains the required nutritional value; water, proteins, fats, carbohydrates, minerals, and vitamins. The best method to choose a food for your dog is […]

LOST PET PREVENTION

HOW TO PROTECT YOUR PET! Nobody intends it, but lost dogs and cats happen: an experience no one should ever have to go through. However, we can increase the odds of keeping them safe and finding them if they do go missing. Here are a few things to add to your checklist. Secure your perimeter: […]