Seizure Journals & Why It’s Impawtant To Keep One



As many of you nose, I live with idiopathic epilepsy & because of this we like to share with others what we have learned.  I have yapped before about the impawtance of keeping a journal.  Keeping records helps identify patterns & warning signs. When I have a Grand Mal seizure,  dogsplay warning signs or experience focal seizures, my huMom will write it in my journal.  She will also make note of things such as the weather, the moon phase & what activities we were doing such as travelling in the car, playing hard, lack of naps, or having guests.

My huMom tries to record as much detail as possible. The information can be of great use for my vet & the neurologist she confers with. It also takes out a lot of guess work. She can refer to the journal to see how many days apart my seizures occur, how I respond to my meds & get an overall look at the big picture.  Keeping my journal helped  my huMom dogscover that the full moon ( i.e. 3 days before until 3 days after) can be a trigger for me. Nosing this she started to give me 3mg of Melatonin to help me get through the cycle.  The journal also showed how I would often seizure around the time of an extreme shift in the weather.  Again, we can be pawpared & often pawvent a seizure by noticing my postictal behavior & using my ‘Pawvent An Event’ medication Keppra.

My huMom keeps both a hand written & electronic copy of my journal. She made this free PDF that you can download to use for your own good dog.

Seizure Activity Journal PDF


Recently huMom pawchase fellow Epilepsy Warrior Rosie’s of ‘Adventures of Rosie the Doodle‘ huMom Jessica Purzycki’s wooftastic ‘Tracking and managing CANINE EPILEPSY Journal’ on Amazon.  Here is the link.



If you look in the bottom left corner of the front cover you will see me!  There are pics of many pawtastic Epilepsy Warriors all around the cover, on the back cover & inside this pawsome journal.  As well, you will find epilepsy facts, places to note appointments, medications, emergency plan, surgery records & most impawtant a place to record your good dog’s seizure log.



Have a pawsome week, CEO Olivia, Dot & Jerry Underfoot 💜


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7 thoughts on “Seizure Journals & Why It’s Impawtant To Keep One

  1. Furabuluss post Olivia! BellaDharma keepss an Eppylepsy Journal fore herself. There iss no cleer pattern reelated to THE Full Moon. Butt there iss a pattern when there are SEEVERE drug fumss that iss a HUGE triggur. Or if sumone triess to hert BellaSita fizzzicaally or threatness to hert or kill her! Yes, this has happened back inn Deecemburr an then again inn Febbyrary when guy across hall meowed threatss 4 timess. PAWLICE were called inn.
    An THE other triggur iss seeresus pain inn BellaSita Mum.
    If only shee cuud take THE meddycation….if only…..
    Butt guud newss iss it’ss been 2 weekss Seezure free Olivai!
    Mee wantss to meow THANX fore pawsum Ammythest bracelet….mee let BellaSita wera it OKay??? It iss so purry!
    An you are ADOORBSS inn foto on THE book!
    ***nose kissess*** BellaDharma an {{{huggiess}}} BellaSita Mum

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    1. Good dog! That’s dog gone awful that you have neighbors who threaten your well being! Grrrrwlll!
      Sending much love, pawsitive energy, strength & 💜nose nudges💜 keep those seizure free days coming BellaSita Mum🐾💜🐾
      Wagnificent! You received your prize. Yes of course it’s ok. So pleased you like it. Send a pic.
      Oh, thank you my furbulous furiend 💜nose nudges💜

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  2. We started a journal shortly after Elsa was diagnosed and it has been invaluable for her vet appointments. It’s easy to forget details but when you write them down, it makes a world of difference. As always, we appreciate your advocacy for Epi-warriors.

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