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 Leifseth Ulsom wins 2018 Iditarod!

Congratulations to Joar Leifseth Ulsom of Willow, Alaska (And Norway) for winning the 2018 Iditarod Sled Dog Race. Joar finished this morning with 8 dogs in harness and has claimed his first Iditarod win. Joar is a member of Team Momentum and feeds Fusion Dog Food. We are proud to be part of his team. This makes 5 of the last 7 Iditarods won by teams feeding Dr. Tim’s. Way to Go Joar and his dogs! https://www.adn.com/outdoors-adventure/iditarod/2018/03/14/a-champion-arrives-joar-leifseth-ulsom-of-norway-wins-the-2018-iditarod/?mc_cid=10c9dec52b&mc_eid=c31287cf49  

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Dr. Tim’s in a Stephen King Book? Heck yes!

Did you know… Dr. Tim’s is mentioned in the new Stephen King book, ‘Sleeping Beauties’, pg. 136…. “He got the dogs walked and quieted down (there was nothing like a handful of Dr. Tim’s Doggy Chicken Chips for that), made sure they were watered, and checked that Maisie Wettermore, the high school volunteer, was due in at six to feed them and take them out again.” Sent in by some person that likes those scary books.

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Dr. Tim’s foods on “Fuller House”

Dr. Tim’s on “Fuller House” shown on Netflix? Say it ain’t so! Below is a scene from “Fast Times at Bayview High”, a just-released episode.

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Dr. Tim Keynote Speaker at the Pet Food Forum Research and Development Conference

Dr. Tim was the keynote speaker at the recent Petfood Research and Development Showcase that was held at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas. The topic was “Real nutrition for real working dogs; finding the right source of energy.”

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“Big Hoss” takes First Place in Field Trial

“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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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. The 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; VomitingDiarrheaAbdominal painWeaknessLethargy/wobblyYellowing of the skin (jaundice)Uncoordinated movementsExcessive drooling (ptyalism)SeizuresComa...

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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. The 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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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. 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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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 muscledisease that results in abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias)in Doberman Pinschers. The type of arrhythmias it causes are often ventricular premature contractions (VPCs) and ventricular tachycardia (VT). It is also called arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy . Dobermans with OC may have no clinical signs for long periods, which is why the disease is referred to as occult or silent. Eventually the dog develops arrhythmias and, later, dilated cardiomyopathy. OC runs in...

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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. Dogs do like to chew on these after we humans finish with them as a buttery, salty part of dinner; they like that taste. Problem is, dogs are not the correct species of animal where the cob itself can be utilized as part of the diet and actually digest it. See, the difference is a cow (cobs are fed to them purposely) has the correct type of stomach to digest the cob, while a dog has a different type of stomach that cannot....

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