Most veterinarians have clients that participate with their dog in various sports or activities, and they may seek information on how to feed their active dogs appropriately. This article provides practical advice for the feeding of active dogs, whether pulling a sled in Minnesota, chasing Frisbees in California, or chasing fox in Virginia.
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A DOG came back into my life not long ago. I spend a lot of time with her. At a so-called dog park, she cavorts with others of her species, while I, along with members of mine, hover on the edges carefully watching, plastic bags at ready.
Pets could soon pay for themselves if a bill that allows owners to deduct the cost of caring for their animal’s passes. If approved, the Humanity and Pets Partnered Through the Years (HAPPY) Act would amend the Internal Revenue Code to allow a tax deduction of up to $3,500 per year for pet care expenses,
Appetite and Attitude: A Conversation with Lance Mackey is perhaps as revealing about the past that brought him to this point as what drives him today. Mackey’s repeated refrain that his father Dick Mackey, who won the closest finish of the Iditarod ever, taking a win over Rick Swenson by one second, was viewed as something of a laughing stock amongst those involved in the sport when he started made me wonder given Mackey’s claims of not getting the respect he deserves.
September 19-20 Bonfield, ON Fall Meet and Greet/Training day Information: After last years Ontario Federation of Sleddog Sports Symposium held in North Bay Ontario, which turned out to be a huge success we decided to bring Lance back so that everyone else could have the same opportunity as we did to get to know the man himself better. That is why this year he will be coming back to Bonfield, Ontario.
They're physical marvels -- able to endure extreme conditions for extensive periods of time while running fast and pulling more than their own weight. Sled dogs have been around for generations, and today they remain a large part of a musher's, or dog driver's, life.In arctic regions, some 35,000 years ago, Eskimos' dogs bred with wolves and other dogs. Their offspring were well-adapted to the cold and snow. There's no saying exactly when someone thought to have dogs pull sleds, but it was well before 1000 B.C. [source: Casey]. Dogsleds provided a means of transportation and a way to haul goods.
A herding dog, also known as a stock dog, is a type of pastoral dog that either has been trained in herding or belongs to breeds developed for herding. Their ability to be trained to act on the sound of a whistle or word of command is renowned throughout the world.
When a young British Columbia family stopped to make camp in the Yukon wilderness they were surprised to see a scruffy dog that looked a bit like a coyote come out of the bush.
A pet is certainly a great friend. After a difficult day, pet owners quite literally feel the love. In fact, for nearly 25 years, research has shown that living with pets provides certain health benefits. Pets help lower blood pressure and lessen anxiety. They boost our immunity. They can even help you get dates.
AIR SCENT : The airborne scent left by a person, animal or object. (Is also used as a verb when the dog attempts to follow a track by locating the airborne scent left by the tracklayer.) (Barwig & Hilliard) ARTICLE : An item left on the track by the tracklayer for the
Lucky for us, there are vaccines to help prevent many illnesses that affect dogs. Vaccinating your dog has long been considered one of the easiest ways to help him live a long, healthy life. Not only are there different vaccines for different diseases, there are different types and combinations of vaccines.
For most dog owners, the expression "work like a dog" doesn't make much sense. While the typical canine companion certainly gives his owner immeasurable happiness, it's obvious that he lives a life of remarkable leisure. Our pets gracefully go from the carefree days of childhood directly to the rest and relaxation of retirement, skipping the working part of life entirely.