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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!
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. read more
Dr. Tim’s New canned cat food, Nimble, is now available online through Chewy.com. Two varieties, Salmon and Chicken Pates, are offered in large cans.
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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Je8CXeCmesQ read more
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;
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
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
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? 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
What does a musher do on a sled for hours at a time?
Well, 16 dogs ahead of you keeps one occupied watching all those guys working hard. You have to be always attentive to anything developing as to health issues, orthopedic or soreness problems, equipment staying together, what is up ahead on the trail, how long you have been traveling, what to do at the next stop, what you did at the last stop, when did I drink last, do I have to pee… read more