Iditarod Dogs Get Medical Checks Before the Last Great Race

Karin Hendrickson’s huskies are ready to trek a thousand miles through the Alaskan wilderness. Before they can take off though, they have to make a trip to the vet.“Good job, sweetheart,” Misty Libby, a licensed vet tech, whispered to one of the dogs while she’s getting her blood drawn.“We check for 24 different chemistries, kidney function as well as a CBC which is a complete blood count. We check white blood cells, red blood cells, make sure everything is going well and there are no problems,” said Sabrina Pennington, a licensed vet tech.Read more here:


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