Nutrients-what are they good for? Absolutely a lot!

What is a nutrient? A nutrient is a substance that provides nourishment essential for growth and the maintenance of life. Let take a short class.   There are six nutrients that are needed in a pet’s diet which are:   Water Fat Protein Carbohydrates Vitamins Minerals   The sources of nutrients can vary, and actually more than one nutrient can be supplied by an individual ingredient. For example, chicken-minus water- can supply both fat, vitamins, minerals and protein, while a potato can supply both carbs, vitamins, minerals and protein. Items like tapioca only bring only a few nutrients to offer;...

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Avalanche Dog Training with Blackhawk Helicopters

Avalanche rescue dog news! Dr. Tim,"Thanks a ton for the continued support!! The last month has been very exciting for the pups. Luna, Trigger and Raven just got back from a 4 day Avalanche dog school in Keystone, CO. The school was hosted by C-RAD. C-RAD is the validation group that we all belong to. (https://c-rad.org/) " "Two weeks prior Luna and Trigger flew on a military Blackhawk helicopter to conduct an avalanche rescue drill with Vail Ski Patrol. It was a tough but great drill and the dogs performed very well. Here are some photos from the helicopter training...

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What makes an active dog food work?

What makes an active dog food perform correctly?

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Kennel buying program

Have a kennel of dogs and looking for the best price?  we have a kennel buying option.

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Avalanche Dogs Working Hard

Meanwhile in California snow country outside of Lake Tahoe; "Hello Dr. Tim, we just received 6 feet of snow in 4 days. Buster and the other avalanche dogs have been on standby at the top of the hill, in case a rescue situation arises.Their diet of Dr. Tim’s is giving them the energy they need to be rescue ready.Thanks again for your continued support."Buster and Co We are glad to be able to feed some of those wonderful avalanche dogs at various ski resorts out in Colorado, Idaho, California and Oregon.

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What is ash and why do foods price out differently?

What is ash?

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Partow wins Eagle River Classic Sprint Race in Alaska

Watch Kourosh Partow (of Team Momentum) and his sprint dogs in the Eagle River Classic Sprint Race held January 2019.....

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How to care for your dogs’ teeth

So, you want to take care of your dogs’ teeth before they all fall out; what to do... The idea of brushing a dogs’ teeth is a nice one, but rarely done and I understand why. It is not a fun thing to do. Some dogs you can teach to allow you to perform the task but many fight to the point where all involved will give up. There are treats out there that can help some, like Greenies or something similar; worth a try, but monitor the teeth to see if you are making a difference. Dry food -...

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Training a puppy-fact or fiction it can be done

Training a puppy; fact or fiction that it is possible? Fact, and here are some tips: A. Get a crate. It makes house-training incredibly easy. Always use it as a happy place, not a time out place for behavior that gets you upset. If they start to urinate in the cage, either you are leaving them in there too long or you need to remove all absorbent stuff so they learn to hold it a bit longer. B. Let your puppy sleep in your bedroom, at least for the first few nights. This whole experience is scary for a pup. Don’t...

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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. Many dogs are at risk; for instance those that swim low in the water or dogs that swallow water unintentionally while swimming, retrieving a ball, biting at the water, etc. It is rare and we see it maybe once a year or...

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Food Drops for the Iditarod

Food drops for the Iditarod - what does this mean and what is included?   Running a 1000 mile race requires a lot of material, food and gear which you cannot haul from the start, obviously. With roughly 21 checkpoints, or locations where your gear and food is staged and spread out (roughly) equally along the trail, there is quite a bit of logistics and planning required.Mushers have only 3 locations where stopping is required; the others are at the discretion of each musher and their strategy. With this said, how the food drops are then planned come into play; the bags are...

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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. He ran his first 1000-mile race that winter finishing 6th in the 2012 Yukon Quest. Joar & Co. then took the titles of both the 2012 Chukotka Sprint Championship and the 2012 Nadezhda Hope race in Russia—considered the toughest sled dog race outside North America. Joar set new race records and was the first non-native to...

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