Congratulations to Mona Konishi and “Laika”, 2015 USDDN World Champions!

Congratulations Mona Konishi & “Laika” of Japan as they are the
US Disc Dog National (USDDN) 2015 World Champions!
Way to go Mona and “Laika”-you had the Momentum!mona3 Read More

Winner of the Pet Photo Contest!

And the winner of the pet photo contest-dog edition-is…
“Remi”, owned by R. Rule of Skandia, Michigan. Congratulations and you have 3 months of free dog food coming your way!
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Rabies and your Pet

We often take vaccinations for granted with our pets, especially rabies where folks can get lax with keeping them current. Each state has differences in how long they recognize a rabies vaccination being valid for, for instance Michigan can be up to 3 years while Colorado is 2 years. Main point is to keep them current in case your animal comes in contact with a wild animal that might have rabies as you may not always know they have had an encounter at all.rabidfox Read More

Nimble Canned Cat Food Now Available

Dr. Tim’s New canned cat food, Nimble, is now available online through Two varieties, Salmon and Chicken Pates, are offered in large cans.

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Dr. Tim interviewed on the Ryan Report

Here is a link to an interview Dr. Tim did recently on the Ryan Report in Marquette, Michigan. Iditarod, being a vet in a small town and how a pet food business was started are all topics in this interesting piece. Read More

Dog Trainer Confessions

The Black and White sometimes Grey…..Confessions from a dog trainer. Written by Crystal McClaren of Team Momentum.

I think everyone’s perception of a dog trainer is that my dogs are perfect all the time. They never beg for food, jump on people or growl at other dogs. The truth is my dogs do everything that every dog wants to try or attempt to do. Just like humans they have desires, weaknesses, urges, emotions and appetite. So, how in the world do I keep the balance in my home with 13 dogs? Its simple STRUCTURE, CONSISTANCY, EXERCISE and FULLFILMENT (SCEF). Read More

“Senior” dog diets

Senior dog diets;

Dogs are living longer than ever these days and there are several factors that have influenced this change in the average lifespan of our canine companions. Vaccinations against diseases that were at one time very prevalent and life threatening have allowed many dogs to get past their puppy stages into adulthood. Veterinary care that has advanced along with their human medicine counterparts has led to many diseases being recognized and treated properly. All in all, the largest influence on this is the improvement in nutrition that has been afforded those pets of ours. Read More

Why a performance food is better for an active dog

The first thing about a dog to understand in feeding them correctly is that their metabolism is not the same as that of human. Their metabolism is built to be fueled by fat,not carbohydrates like it is with a homo sapien. Read More

Villages along the Trail

The villages along the trail.

Now that the Iditarod race is running a new route for 2015 due to lack, or actually, no snow on a great deal of the normal race trail out of Willow this year, some new villages will be included as checkpoints that have never had the Iditarod come through their locations. Read More

Do you really run at night?

Do you really run at night? A question that I get often.

The answer-of course, it is an around the clock race, like most dog races.

So, strategies differ as to your run (the dogs are pulling you) and rest (the dogs are not pulling you) schedule. Some mushers like an equal run/rest schedule such as 6 hours on and then 6 hours off. Very nice for the musher as a 6 hour rest allows for some good sleep for the homo sapien if you are efficient at the stop. 8 hours is better if you are not very efficient. Successful mushers are very efficient at chores and time management. Read More