Holiday Roundup

News

Hello everyone, CEO Reporting. At this time of year, there are several impawtant messages I like to share which I am doing so today through links to previous blog posts that are relevant to the holiday season.

But first, I want to take a moment to express some gratitude.

Our canine epilepsy community & furiends mean the world to my me & my family. Every day we are reminded of how fortunate we are; you give us so much strength. We are also grateful to those who helped us help the Wally Foundation ~ Canine Epilepsy this year. They help warriors fight another day.

We also want to express our gratitude to those who helped me get my Zonisamide in time. huMom had ordered it a while ago but it got tied up in a FedEx Building ( it arrived today – 7 days late) This drug isn’t readily available in Canada, it needs to be made to order. Thank you to Channon at the Aspley Veterinary Services for making numerous calls searching for a compound pharmacy that could make the medication in time. I also want to thank the Summit Veterinary Pharmacy for doing a rush order on my behalf. Also big thank you to my SAM, who drove almost 7 hours non stop to pick up my prescription.

As promised, here are impawtant links I want to share:

Homelessness is a growing issue. This year especially. This includes pets. This article suggests ways you can help.

This is also a hard year for shelters & rescues. Donations are down. This article also shows ways you can help out.

I imagine family gatherings may be smaller this year, if at all, but if you are having guests, I have some suggestions about how to help your four legger cope with the stress of guests.

Finally, there’s nothing wrong with adopting a puppy or kitten for the holidays, however there is a right way & a wrong way to go about it. This article sniffs out the facts.

All of us here at Knotty Toys for Good Dogs wish everyone a wooftastic holiday season & a pawsome new year.

Dottie, Jerry Underfoot, GG & me, send our best wishes. huMom & SAM too.

CEO Olivia💜✨ 💟🕎☯️🎄❄️

The Importance of Blood Work

Health

Dog in a lab coat

Hello everyone, CEO Olivia here. A few weeks ago I had a visit with my good Vet, Dr. Facey of the Apsley Veterinary Services. While there they took samples of my blood for testing. Regular blood tests are very important to monitor the effect that my medications have on me. My AED’s (anti epileptic drugs) are harsh & over time they can compromise kidney & liver functions & cause other serious health issues.

I’m happy to report I’m in very good health & Dr. Facey was very pleased. I did show a slightly lower than normal level of Lymphocytes (white blood cells) which had my huMom concerned but this may just be normal for me. It may also be because I was excited from the car trip & visit, or it could be a mild infection, regardless, it’s something huMom will follow up on.

Getting blood test results can be overwhelming. There is a lot of information & a lot of it is in medical speak. I found a PDF chart that can help you understand  your good dog’s blood work.

CEO Olivia

We’re on the Road

News, News Flash

Hello everyone, CEO Olivia here. Tomorrow my good vet, Dr. Facey of the Apsley Veterinary Services is having an open house & fundraiser & Knotty Toys for Good Dogs will be there.

There is going to be grrreat raffle prizes & a silent auction. All money raised will be going to the Gwen Scott Fund to help stray animals & wildlife. There will be a BBQ & pet photographs. Kids are sure to love Dr. Brooke’s balloon animals. There will also be vendors like us, a bake sale & a yard sale. It’s going to be a wooftastic day.

If you’re in the area drop by & get a Knotty Toy for your good dog. We will be having up to 50% off when you make a donation to the Gwen Scott Fund. My huMom is very excited to be participating but I will be staying home with Suzie Q. I’m a reactive dog & I don’t behave well in crowds. I really just want to talk to everyone 😉  3 bum swings! 3 more!

CEO Olivia ❤