Pets, based on consultants, provide constructive bodily and psychological advantages similar to curbing melancholy, safety checks and serving as a information for the blind or providing help to their house owners who’re disabled.
Regardless of these traits, Nigeria doesn’t have stand-alone laws concerning animal welfare, leaving pet house owners to cater to their pets as they need, with little or no information of the suitable issues to do.
In line with reviews, the Veterinary Council of Nigeria has 9,000 registered members, however solely 3,500 are actively working towards veterinarians. The remainder are detached professions or not within the nation. This additionally burdens most pet lovers with the duty of catering to their pet wants themselves.
Talking on the perceived neglects in the direction of pet lovers in Nigeria and her ardour in the direction of serving to to vary the narrative, the founding father of Petmi, a Nigerian-based pet neighborhood, Bolanle Hassan stated, “I’ve heard quite a lot of instances the place individuals lose their pets, not on account of pure loss of life however largely as a result of the house owners are unaware of the right way to take care of them.
“This drove me to begin a weblog “Woofline Pets” to put in writing about canines and the right way to take care of them, and in February this 12 months, we launched the Woofline Pets app and have since garnered over 7000 members inside its neighborhood, making it the main app neighborhood for pet house owners and lovers in Nigeria.”
In line with her, pet lovers who signal as much as the platform are in a position to share images of their pets, chat with different pet lovers, ask pet well being questions and have them answered by vet medical doctors, seek for pet providers and revel in many extra options.
She said that with a rising ardour for different pets similar to cats, birds, bunnies and extra, Woofline Pets has chosen to widen its vary by transitioning to Petmi, bearing confidence that this alteration will improve and make each consumer’s expertise higher, whereas bringing pet lovers from in every single place nearer.
“Regardless that duty for animal welfare in Nigeria is assigned to the Division of Veterinary and Pest Management Providers, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Improvement, I imagine this improvement will tremendously give credibility to the pet enterprise in Nigeria as Petmi isn’t solely a social media platform but additionally a market for pet lovers,” Hassan stated.