Friday, 6 November 2015

November Is Epilepsy Awareness Month #K9Epilepsy #LiveGibStrong

November is Epilepsy Awareness Month.
Epilepsy is scary for any dog, any pet, or any human for that matter. I have never had to personally deal with it, but I do know people who have, and while it is no walk in the park, I have learned that an Epi-Dog or Epi-Pet, can get by just like any other Pet, they are fighters, and can certainly live full, happy lives.

November Is Epilepsy Awareness Month #LiveGibStrong


Some of you may know Dorothy and her Five Sibe's. Dorothy knows first hand that an Epi-Dog can live a full, happy life, as one of her dogs, Gibson, lives with it every single day and refuses to be defined or held back by his epilepsy. Sure, there have been ups and downs, but it is all so well worth it to see his happy, furry, smiling face.

November Is Epilepsy Awareness Month #LiveGibStrong
Photo credit to Dorothy and her Five Sibe's 
All month, each day, Dorothy will be sharing different tips, survey's and news all about Canine Epilepsy on her blog. I encourage you to take a look and even share, so that we can do our part and help people better understand Canine Epilepsy. Use the #LiveGibStrong on social media to further show your support.

To our friends, and our friends pets who suffer with seizures/epilepsy, we support you. Gib from Five Sibes, Ciara from Chronicles Of Woos and so, so many more, we are here for you, and we will wear our purple ribbons with pride!

How will you support Epilepsy Awareness Month?
Will you show your purple pride?


Today is our Pet Parade blog hop.
Hosted by Rascal and Rocco
Co hosted by Bionic Basil, Barking From The Bayou and me, from Love Is Being Owned By A Husky

Today is also our Flashback Friday blog hop. This weeks flashback is of my husky, Lexus. She was about 4 months old here, and oh, SO cute!


Flashback Friday blog hop is hosted by:
Five Sibe's Mom
Co hosted by me, from Love Is Being Owned By A Husky






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28 comments:

  1. Wonderful post, Jenna! Thank you so much for supporting Canine Epilepsy Awareness and our #LiveGibStrong awareness campaign! Love your Epilepsy support pic, and, of course, your Flashback photo! It's so important to spread the awareness and to help educate so families and guardians of dogs who suddenly have seizures do not feel alone on this very scary journey. There is much support and many resources now available to help, and if anyone ever has any questions, or needs info, Gib and I are happy to help! We have been friends with Ciara's family for many years now, and we send out lots of love to her and her family. Gibson says, "thank woo" for sharing our information! Together, we can make a difference!

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    1. It is so scary, and people are very lucky to have someone like you who is fully willing to help others who are experiencing the same thing with K9 Epilepsy. Thank YOU for all that you do!

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  2. My First Bunny Caramel had it,unfortunately in the end he had a major seizure that he never fully came out of even with all the meds we tried and we Had to help him over the bridge.Caramel was treated for it for about a year before the final seizure came.In rabbits if they have big seizures their internal organs start to shut down and if the drugs don't work there isn't much else you can do as its not a nice way to go.He was a fighter right to the end.Broke my heart when he passed ,xx Rachel

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    1. Aw wow, I am so very sorry to hear that Rachel! :(

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  3. Great post — important to let people know that dogs can live long and happy lives with epilepsy if they have the right treatments.

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  4. Hi Y'all!

    Wonderful and informative article.

    Y'all come on by,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

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  5. If you ever witness a seizure, human, or canine, it is a very scary thing. So glad there is some help so dogs can live a great life with the disease.

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    1. I have never witnessed one so I can only imagine how scary it would be :(

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  6. Epilepsy sucks! I have a friend's dog that has them. Awful thanks for the awareness.

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  7. November is not shaping up to be a very good month for Ciara. We had three seizures overnight last night. Time for another adjustment in her medications. We love the Five Sibes. They have provided us with so much good information about epilepsy. Thanks for helping spread the word about the evil S.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

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    1. Oh my! 3 in one night??? Sweet Ciara, I am so very sorry! I hope the adjustment in her meds will help!!

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  8. Thank you for your post, Jenna. We too have a dog that has seizures; Gabby. Not very frequently, but that are pretty scary. Good to hear about how others deal.

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    1. Aw i'm so sorry. I can imagine how scary it must be.

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  9. The flashback picture is awesome!! It must be so scary to see a pup have a seizure. Thank you for posting this. Have a nice weekend!!

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  10. Dogs with epilepsy are much more common than I knew. My sister-in-law had a Sheltie that was epileptic, but with medication he lived a long happy life.

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    1. It really is more common than we all think isn't it?

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  11. It has to be so terrifying to have an epileptic pet!

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  12. I think it is great to support things like this, even if your own pets don't have epilepsy. You never know when your life might be touched by it. Our Moses had it, very mild luckily though, and I also have a human niece with it. It can be tough, but I'm so glad it's treatable.
    Jan & the crew, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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    1. Yes, i'm glad it's treatable too! I do remember you mentioning before that Moses had it mildly, I didn't realize your niece did as well! Sheesh :(

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  13. Thank you for sharing about canine epilepsy. Love to spread awareness! And happy Pet Parading this week ~RascalandRocco

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  14. It is one of those diseases that is really not understood well. I know there is some ongoing research. I hope they find something to help the epi-dogs.

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