Glacier-the new food on the block

Soon, Glacier will be available across the country; it is currently available in Alaska. GLACIER BLENDGlacier Blend gives your athletic dogs the diet they need throughout the year, while recognizing the special dietary needs of a working canine. A mix of our best-selling athletic dog food formulas, Momentum and Pursuit, Glacier Blend is a highly palatable, highly digestible kibble. Our unique blend of fibers maximizes proper digestion and leads to easy clean up. High levels of Omega 3 fatty acids, primarily from ocean sources, deliver beneficial levels of DHA and EPA to your working dog. Our antioxidant inclusions, such as...

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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. Blasto is a fungal infection that usually starts in the lungs and then spreads to other parts of the body. Dogs and cats are both susceptible, but the disease occurs most often in dogs. I have seen one case ever in a cat to date. Blastomycosis(the disease) is caused by the fungus Blastomyces dermatitidis . It is an organism that grows in dead or decaying organic matter...

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Toxoplasmosis and the pregnant human

Toxoplasmosis is an infection you can get from a microscopic parasite called Toxoplasma gondii. Although the infection generally causes a mild, symptomless illness in people with healthy immune systems, it’s risky during pregnancy because the parasite may infect the placenta and your unborn baby. Researchers estimate that of the over 4 million births in the United States each year, between 400 and 4,000 babies are born with toxoplasmosis (known as congenital toxoplasmosis). This infection can be mild or severe, causing stillbirth, long-term structural and neurological damage, and other devastating effects. The good news is there’s a lot you can do...

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Victory Hulett interview on Obedience Dog training - Part 2

In our continuing series of talks with various members of Team Momentum, here is a very fascinating read from the area of obedience. This is part 2 of a two-part series of interviews with Victory Hulett. Victory is an obedience trainer who has an exceptional obedience dog named “Reign”. Reign began showing at 15 months old and received his Obedience Trial Champion title at 21 months of age. He has won numerous titles including: the 2013 and 2014 American Kennel Club’s #1 All Breed and #1 Herding Dog (OTCH points); 2013 and 2014 Purina Pro Plan Show Dog of the...

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Dr. Tim’s Dog food on ABC’s “Modern Family” TV show

Are you a Modern Family fan, the show on ABC?Well, if you are you would have seen Dr. Tim’s being fed to their new dog last night!Keep watching as you just might see Dr. Tim’s on other shows or movies you are checking out.

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Part 2 of Scott Townsend’s interview about Field Trial Dog Training

This is the second part of a two-part series talking with Scott Townsend of Crosswind Kennels in Michigan. Scott has been training and competing pointing dogs for over 20 years, andduring that time he has produced and/or trained six different national Shoot to Retrieve Association National Champions. He owned, trained and competed the winning-est German Short Hair in the history of NSTRA. He has won a total of eight National Championships and five other national championship runner-ups. He has placed in the final four in a national trial 20 times. Dr. Tim: How do you start off with the noise of...

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Scott Townsend talks about what it takes to have a Pointing Dog -Part 1 of 2

A new two-part series on another sporting dog enthusiast! This time it is Scott Townsend of Crosswinds Kennels in Michigan. Scott has been training and competing pointing dogs over 20 years, and during that time he has produced and/or trained six different National Shoot to Retrieve Association National Champions. He owned, trained and competed the winning-est German Short Hair in the history of NSTRA. He has won a total of eight National Championships and five other National Championship runner-ups. He has placed in the final four in a National Trial twenty times. Dr. Tim: What you are looking for in a...

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Dr. Tim’s on the Whole Dog Journal’s list of Approved Dry Dog Foods-6th year in a row

Dr. Tim’s Dog Foods are again on the list of approved dry dog foods by the Whole Dog Journal annual review. Six years in a row!

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Lead Poisoning and your Pet

Lead poisoning in your pet. Uncommon but it can happen.Although the highest number of lead poisoning cases are seen during the warmer months of the year, there are a wide variety of sources of lead. Older buildings and homes are common sources of lead poisonings, as they can be riddled with lead dust or chips from lead paint. Lead was allowed to be in paint until 1978. This is a rarely seen condition at our hospital but always on the list when certain symptoms are exhibited by animals that are presented ill. Symptoms of lead ingestion:The symptoms for lead poisoning...

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Active dogs and puppies can benefit from high-protein diets - it’s all about finding the right fit for each pet.

Dog Marketplace: Feed The Growing Need Active dogs and puppies can benefit from high-protein diets - it’s all about finding the right fit for each pet. By Lizett Bond - - - - - - The old adage “You are what you eat” rings true not only in our own diets, but also in the food selections made for our pets. Yet protein requirements are an often misunderstood and controversial aspect of canine nutrition. Most agree, however, that the ancestors of our domestic dogs consumed meat and fish seasoned with small amounts of fruit and grasses. “In ancient times, dogs...

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Congratulations to Mona Konishi and “Laika”, 2015 USDDN World Champions!

Congratulations Mona Konishi & “Laika” of Japan as they are theUS Disc Dog National (USDDN) 2015 World Champions!Way to go Mona and “Laika”-you had the Momentum! Mona Konishi and “Laika” of Japan recently won the Open USDDN World Championships held in Georgia. “Laika” is fed Momentum. Actually, 3 of the top 5 dogs are fed Momentum as their primary diet. Way to go Team Japan!

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“Senior” dog diets

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 for those pets of ours. One issue with dog diets is the tendency...

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