Pets

Hot Pet: Sasha

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"Sasha" male castrated about seven years old. Not child friendly but otherwise nice dog.
  • April 16, 2014
  • KSPCA

The Kenya Vet Board Making Changes for the Better

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I have written columns about the quacks operating with impunity here in Kenya.
  • April 15, 2014
  • Amy L. Rapp

Moving With Pets

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It's turnover time again, I know because my phone, email and Facebook account have been blowing up with enquiries about buying crates, shippers, vaccinations etc. If you are due to leave in the next couple months, start with your vet.
  • April 7, 2014
  • Amy L. Rapp

City Council Dog License...It's that time of year again

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Does your dog have his 2014 City Council Dog License? It’s required that all dogs over 6 months of age must be registered by City Council receive a tag and pay the license fee of 1000 Ksh.
  • March 18, 2014
  • Amy L. Rapp

Hot Pet: Nero

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"Nero" Labrador cross 6 yrs old. Energetic, strong character and affectionate.
  • March 18, 2014
  • KSPCA

Getting Your Dog’s HipXrays Done For Hip Scores

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I decided to wait until my dog (a Rottweiler) was fully 18 months old to have his hip Xrays done for his hip scores. In the U.S. we don’t even do a preliminary score until a dog is 18 months. Most people in Kenya seem to be in a hurry to use their dogs to breed, so it seems to get done here much earlier.
  • March 12, 2014
  • Amy L. Rapp

Hot Pet: Squad

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"Squad" Rottweiler cross. About 5 years old. Was fighting with another male dog but fine with females.
  • March 12, 2014
  • KSPCA

Hot Pet: Boma

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"Boma" Older German Shepherd cross. Good family dog.
  • March 5, 2014
  • KSPCA

Another case of doing what you can

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This had been a topic in the past but it bears repeating with recent new cases. People often ask me about helping in animal welfare if they cannot get to KSPCA on a regular basis. The answer is just do what you can and help in those cases that present themselves.
  • March 4, 2014
  • Amy L. Rapp

Hot Pet: Pete

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A 3 year old male. Was rescued from a pit. Very friendly, will make a good family pet.
  • Feb. 25, 2014
  • KSPCA

To love, honour and obey – how a relationship should be.. with your dog

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Stephanie Lang von Langen is an international Animal Psychologist and Behaviour Coach and she will be in Diani offering a 2 day intensive training session on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th March at Flamboyant & Cape Blush Garden.
  • Feb. 24, 2014
  • Sara Engel

Mirror mirror on the wall, who's the fairest doggy of them all

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This weekend is the 47th Annual Ladies Kennel Association Show will be held. The dogs will be judged on conformation and beauty comparing each breed to the breed standard of the dog for it's age and sex.
  • Feb. 19, 2014
  • Amy L. Rapp

Hot Pet: Roxy

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"Roxy" middle aged German Shepherd. Friendly, needs some training.
  • Feb. 19, 2014
  • KSPCA

Hot Pet: Ginger

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"Ginger" young female very friendly and pretty.
  • Feb. 13, 2014
  • KSPCA

Hello, My name is Nero and I am looking for a great home!

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I am 7 years old going on 5. Seriously, I beat any 4 year old pup at jogging. I don’t think I would do well with little dogs and cats, because, well, they are fun to chase and I wouldn't want to inconvenience anyone...So, who is going to get lucky and adopt me?
  • Feb. 10, 2014

Equipment versus Practice

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People with new puppies have an idea in their head about how it will be to finally have a dog. The whole family watching movies on the couch together quietly and long walks in the forest. They don't realize that puppies have to be trained, leash walking takes concentration and little bits of daily practice.
  • Feb. 10, 2014
  • Amy L. Rapp

Hot Pet: Suzie

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"Suzie" 3 years old. Spayed bitch. Very alert, likes to chase, so no cats or chickens.
  • Feb. 4, 2014
  • KSPCA

Puppies and children, not the column you think it will be

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Many of the same principles of raising a good child are the same as raising a good puppy. Common sense, courtesy towards others, consistency and consequences are the main things that come to mind.
  • Feb. 3, 2014
  • Amy L. Rapp

Hot Pets: Porgy and Bess

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Porgy and Bess, two of the Westgate puppies, ready for new homes. They are very bright and happy puppies.
  • Jan. 28, 2014
  • KSPCA

Do your homework...buying dogs from out of Kenya

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We really need to get it together, folks. Everyone thinks that making puppies is a great way to get rich. One of the major papers prints a story about every six weeks showing a guy in front of his new house, or Mercedes saying he got rich breeding dogs. If you do it right, you don't make much money.
  • Jan. 27, 2014
  • Amy L. Rapp