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, […]

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 […]