“Big Hoss” takes First Place in Field Trial

09.21.2017

“Big Hoss” wins the Labrador Retriever Club Amateur field trial competition held in Onoway, Michigan Sept 17th. Congratulations Bill Tidd and “B.H.”!

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Tidd takes First again in Field Trial

09.14.2017

Congratulations to Bill Tidd of Michigan and his dogs “Blue” and “Big Hoss’ to their wins and second place finishes in recent MCKC field trials here in the midwest! Glacier fed beasts.

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Dr. Tim’s donates 6 EKG units to Iditarod

Pictured is a EKG device you can fit to your smartphone, it is called an AliveCor. Boy have things advanced. We donated 6 of these to the Iditarod this year, 2017, to use throughout the race to help the veterinarians in their duties. Heart monitoring is an important part of veterinary care during the race.

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“Reign” and Victory Hulett win big in Obedience

This past weekend, June 25th,  Team Momentum’s Victory Hulett and her Border Collie “Reign” earned their 50th perfect score and 1st place at the 4Paw Regional Qualifier in Georgia. This win ensures them a placement for the 2018 AKC National Obedience Championship. Reign has eaten Momentum most of his life. His owner/Handler Victory Hulett believes it has played a major part in his endurance and success in the sport of Obedience. Congratulations “Reign” and Victory!!

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Gorilla Glue and your pet

Today’s topic; Gorilla Glue. Pictured is what happens when a dog eats Gorilla Glue. This is a glue that is used to fix broken stuff in the house. When eaten it expands in the stomach and can be life threatening as sometimes it can be very difficult to get out as it can fill the entire stomach up. This dog got into it in March and has been eating but occasionally throwing up since then. Owner did not realize what had happened, not their fault at all. Dogs are tough just not always real smart when it comes to what …

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Fireworks and thunderstorms plus pet

It’s the day of fireworks, July 4th, and many frightened dogs. What to do. So, pictured here is a simple method that helps some dogs out; the half wrap. This can be made easily with fabric from around the house and what is similar to the idea of a a thundershirt that you can purchase. Somehow this will calm a dog down -the hugging factor is what I call it.

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Fusion Ultra Athletic Food available at Chewy.com

Fusion Ultra Athlete Formula is now available at Chewy.com The dry food used in the record setting 2017 Iditarod win by Mitch Seavey.

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Water intoxication and your dog

Did you know that it is actually possible for a dog to ingest too much water? What Happens When a Dog Ingests Too Much Water. When a dog takes in too much water, he has more than his body needs, and this dilutes bodily fluids and depletes sodium levels. Sodium maintains blood pressure and nerve and muscle function.

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Rat poison and your dog

Rat poison and dogs; they just don’t mix. Share this to save a life. Here is “Keska”, a labrador puppy that was lucky in that the owner’s parents (dog’s grandparents) realized she was eating chunks of TomCat rat poison that was placed throughout the garage as they had mice issues. Dog came over for a play date and they forgot that this poison was out there. I guarantee almost every puppy will detect this stuff and eat it if given a chance, usually unseen by us as they are super quick and we forgot it was placed out there to begin …

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Mushrooms and your dog

It is the time of the year that mushrooms start to pop up from the soil. We have seen two suspected mushroom toxicities in puppies over the last 24 hours so now might be a good time to discuss this briefly. Both pups are doing well today. Best thing to consider; if you have a puppy remove any and all mushrooms you see in the area they typically play in.They eat them fast and often you don’t realize they did until they start to show symptoms such as these;

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