Mona Konishi and “Laika” of Japan take First Place in US Disc Dog Finals


Congratulations to Mona Konishi and “Laika” of Japan on their second consecutive win at the USDDN Disc Dog Championships held in Georgia this past weekend! You have the momentum!

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Joar Ulsom of Norway a new addition to Team Momentum


Welcome Joar Leifseth Ulsom of Norway to Team Momentum! Joar Leifseth Ulsom was born in Mo i Rana, Norway just below the Arctic Circle, but today he lives in Willow, Alaska. Joar came to Alaska with his team of sled dogs from Norway in 2011.

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Dr. Tim at the Willow Dog Mushers Symposium in September


In Alaska? Come to the Willow Dog Mushers Association Symposium to be held in Willow the weekend of October 1st. Dr. Tim will be there to discuss nutrition in the sled dog. Lance Mackey will be the featured speaker and will be showcasing the movie about him called “The Great Alone.”

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Cardiomyopathy and the Doberman


There is a disease in some Doberman Pinschers that can be undetected until too late called Occult Cardiomyopathy. Let’s learn a bit about it. Occult cardiomyopathy (OC) is a slowly progressive heart muscle disease that results in abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias) in Doberman pinschers.

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Diebetes Mellitus and the Dog


Diabetes mellitus (DM) in the dog. What the heck is it. DM in the dog happens arises when the pancreas gland does not produce enough insulin which is the hormone that allows many tissues of the body to utilize blood sugar. As insulin levels fall the blood sugar becomes elevated which leads to a myriad of side effects.

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Dr. Tim’s Sponsoring NAFA Flyball National Championships 2016


Ever heard of Flyball? It is quite a sport that teams of dogs compete in and Dr. Tim’s is actually sponsoring the NAFA (North American Flyball Association) National Championships in Indianapolis, Indiana this year to be held October 7-9th.

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Corn Cobs are not meant for Dogs


Corn cobs can be a serious threat to the health of your dog when eaten. Let’s learn why.

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Glacier-the new food on the block


Soon, Glacier will be available across the country. Currently available in Alaska.

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Diabetes and the Cat

Diabetes in the cat, something we see all too frequently at the hospital. Can we get ahead of this disease? Yes, we can-it’s all about the weight.

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Blastomycosis and your pet


Blastomycosis is a fungal disease that we see about once a month here in Marquette, Michigan and early detection is the key to beating this dreaded disease. Let’s learn a bit about it.

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