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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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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