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: […]

GUARD DOGS

GUARD DOGS We have heard it all! • A dog locked away in a dark small box will be fierce guard dog at night. • A dog resting all day will be alert at night • Chained dogs are better watch dogs than free roaming ones Did you know it is illegal to keep a […]

PUPPY OR ADULT DOG: WHICH IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

So you are thinking of adopting a dog. Have you concluded the puppy vs adult dog debate? Adorable as they are, puppies are a lot of work and before you bring this fur bundle of joy into your home it’s important to consider some pertinent questions. Allow me to take you down the reality of […]

A CASE FOR THE UNOWNED CAT

Did you know that Unowned/Feral Cats live in colonies and being territorial keep strange cats from encroaching? These cats gravitate towards places where they can easily obtain food; hotels, restaurants and housing estates. They are not accustomed to contact with humans and participate in excessive fighting, be it territorial, food-related or over a female cat. […]

THE GARDEN CITY FERAL CAT PROGRAM

 They may not have a warm blanket to go home to but that doesn’t mean they have to remain neglected. Feral cats are not accustomed to contact with humans, they live in colonies and are fearful of people. Trap-Neuter-Return saves and improves these cats lives as many will get into fights, whether it be territorial, […]