Daylight Savings Means Adjusting Med Times


Hi everyone, CEO Olivia here. One of the more annoying things humans have done is come up with daylight savings time. I’ve been told it served a purpose many years ago when a lot of people lived on farms & we had what was called a “rural economy”.  Today though, most humans live in big cities & towns, daylight savings doesn’t make much sense. Besides, the epilepsy monster doesn’t care what time it is.

Like all canine epilepsy warriors, I must take my medications every twelve hours. I’m fortunate that Knotty Toys for Good Dogs is a home based business because that means huMom is almost always here with me.  Making the switch in the spring & fall is easy because huMom simply maintains the twelve hour interval regardless of what the clock says. My 11 o’clock dose becomes a 10 o’clock dose for several months. Then it goes back to 11 o’clock, but it’s always really been the same time & twelve hours apart.

This past year has been unusual & a lot of humans were told to stay home to help fight the spread of Covid-19. For those of you who are still staying home, you can simply do what huMom & I do.

For those of you who can’t wait an hour to give meds, you’ll need to make a slow adjustment in the week before the time change. That means right now. if you can start tonight (Monday) you’ll have until Sunday morning to adjust & since it’s spring, you’ll want to delay giving meds for, in this case, ten minutes per evening. So, tonight you wait until 10:10, & the next morning when you administer the meds give them also at 10:10. Tuesday night go to 10:20, next morning also at 10:20 & repeat this, adding ten minutes until you’ve reached the full hour.

If there was more time you could adjust by only 5 minutes & slow the transition. Mark your calendar for the fall change now if that’s a better idea for your epi warrior.

Now you’ll have to excuse me, I need extra naps this week to make up for the hour I will lose Saturday night. 😉

CEO Olivia


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