SP Kennel is a premier sled dog racing kennel in Two Rivers, Alaska, dedicated to the individual dog through excellent health, nutrition, training and specialized care.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

YQ: Vet Checks

As Allen is a veteran racer in the Yukon Quest, he is able to have vet checks completed at the kennel with a Yukon Quest approved veterinarian. Dr Tamara Rose, who is also a kennel sponsor, came to the kennel on Tuesday evening to check out 17 possible Quest 1000 dogs.

The thorough vet check includes weight, temperature, heart and respiration rates as well as musculoskeletal checks, body condition (using the regular body condition scale your own vet uses) and oral, eye and ear checks etc. All 17 passed the check and are fit and healthy to be chosen for the team.

Thanks TRose!


Dr T Rose checks Chica while Olivia and Willie wait their turn. Felix is in the weigh pen.

The Quest 300 vet checks will be done on the Friday before the race in Whitehorse by the Quest vet team and other volunteer helpers.

Further information about vet checks can be found on the Yukon Quest website in the rules document.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lookin' good!!!

Good luck to all 4 legged and 2 legged racers!!!

TROSE rocks!!!

Nessmuk said...

Wow...these athletes get some great care!! Thank you T Rose for keeping the SPK Team healthy! Nice to see Chica...always so calm, cool and collected....and apparently that nice conservative ride in the sled back on the CB trail got Olivia back to 100%! And Willie...you will need that thick coat on the YQ.....temps certainly have been downright cold in that part of the world! I can't wait till next week!!

marilyn cozzens said...

Yes, thanks Dr. Rose for the great care you provide SPK canine athletes. Chica, Olivia, Willie, & Felix are looking super good. All 17 dogs in outstanding condition, yeah. Go Allen & Black team.

Lourdes, VT said...

Chica looks so very cute and patient during her vet check!!!
Happy to hear all 17 pups passed with flying colors!
Best of luck you guys and pups!!!

Anonymous said...

Woof, woof, woof!!!

All the best for great races for
SP Kennel!!!

--Margaret
P.S. Woof!!!

A-town's Becky said...

Mellow Chica, such a sweetheart.
Congrats on the 17 for 17.