Dogs with Separation Anxiety present a challenge to their owner and their veterinarian. In severe cases the pet is destructive, including soiling the house and vocalizing excessively. This can lead to frustrated owners and concerned neighbors.
In 1925, a life-or-death race to rescue the children of Nome, AK, from disease made an international hero of one sled dog -- and eventually led to the creation of Alaska's Iditarod sled dog race.
In January 1925, doctors realized that a potentially deadly diphtheria epidemic was poised to sweep through Nome's young people. The only serum that could stop the outbreak was in Anchorage, nearly a thousand miles away. But the lone aircraft that could quickly deliver the medicine had been dismantled for the winter.