The Unending, Ever Evolving Fight With Canine Epilepsy

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Hello everyone, CEO Olivia reporting. Today I’m recovering from a long battle with the epi monster. I had gone 149 days without a seizure.  Being armed with knowledge, experience & a protocol we were able to get through this rough fight with epilepsy.

However, huMom feels she ignored warning signs. I had gone so long without a visit from the monster that we had let our guard down. For example, there was a big weather shift which is often a trigger. I was more reactive than normal & lunged at an ATV as it drove by. I also barked at SAM like I didn’t know him when he came down the driveway. But the biggest warning signal was me showing huMom my belly which in normal dogs is cute but with me it’s a red flag.

Lessons learned. You can never let your guard down. Not with canine epilepsy. Don’t ignore the warning signs even if that means you need to create a sign or post-it that you can frequently see to remind you during those seizure free days; do it. I know huMom will.

Before starting our CBD journey huMom did extensive research.  Part of that research discussed micro-dosing.  We felt micro-dosing was the best approach for me.  Next week I will dig deeper into the subject of micro-dosing but for now what I can tell you is that I started with 2 drops of CBD tincture on each inner ear flap (hairless).  It seemed to work; for 149 days. Then it did not. Which means we need to increase the dose. So, instead of 2 drops on each ear flap every 24 hours, I am now receiving 2 drops in each ear flap every 12 hours.

HuMom & I would like to thank everyone for the support, pawsitive energy, prayers, love & kind words. When we stand together, we stand strong! 💜 nose nudges 💜

CEO Olivia

Pop over to my Facebook page, Oh, The Life of Olivia, & sniff out my silent auction for the Wally Foundation ~ Canine Epilepsy. Make a bid, you’ll be helping a pawsome cause.

Knowledge Is Power

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Hello everyone, CEO Olivia reporting. As you know, I live with canine idiopathic epilepsy & this is Epilepsy Awareness Month. Over the years my huMom & I have sniffed out a lot of information about canine epilepsy & have always felt it impawtant to share what we have learned & experienced over the years. We believe knowledge is one of the most powerful weapons against the monster.

This blog has over 1,400 posts to date. Many are tied in to canine epilepsy. On my blog resource page I have gathered links to a wide variety of topics related to good dog health & wellbeing & of course there is a lot of information about living with canine epilepsy. Our latest topics include an in depth look at CBD oil & epilepsy. You can find blog posts about what Golden Paste is & how to make it. There are also links about ocular compression & how to administer it. We are currently updating with new information & arraigning things so they are easy to find, both for you & us, BOL. Heck, go sniff around yourself, there’s a lot to see.

I’d also like to remind everyone about my ‘Quick Sniff’ eBook series, which is still free to download. This easy to read series is for those who are new to living with canine epilepsy.

Finally, just a reminder that my silent auction for  The Wally Foundation – canine epilepsy  begins next Monday, November 16th. We are tail waggingly excited. If you would like to donate an item, it’s not too late to help out this wooftastic cause, just send my huMom a message on the KTFGD’s Facebook page , or me, Olivia at Oh, The Life of Olivia  or via email, knottytoys4gooddogs@gmail.com

CEO Olivia 🐾💜🐾

Olivia’s Annual Silent Auction for the Wally Foundation

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Hello everyone, CEO Olivia reporting. November is Epilepsy Awareness Month & to play my part in raising canine epilepsy awareness I’m pleased to announce that Knotty Toys for Good Dogs will once again be holding my annual silent auction for The Wally Foundation ~ Canine Epilepsy.

The Wally Foundation provides financial assistance and/or donated medications for those who struggle with the ongoing, high cost of epilepsy medications & treatment. No one should have to choose between food or medication for their epileptic dog or cat. Nor should anyone have to surrender or euthanize a beloved companion due to the ongoing cost of meds.
The Wally Foundation also provides a wagnificent online community for those living with canine epilepsy. A pawtastic place for sharing information, pawsonal stories highs & lows, & support. 
Here’s how you can pawticipate in my auction. Starting Monday November 16th, you can go to my Facebook page, Oh, the Life of Olivia, there you’ll see the post for the auction pinned to the top of the page. You will see pictures of each prize being auctioned with it’s minimum bid. Click on the picture of the prize you wish to bid on & post your bid in the comments. If someone outbids you, just post a higher bid. We will cut off bidding at Midnight, November 28th & will announce the winners on Monday, November 30th. Payment can be done through PayPal or eTransfer.

For those who would like to pawticipate by donating an item to my Silent auction please send my huMom a message on the KTFGD’s Facebook page , or me, Olivia at Oh, The Life of Olivia  or via email, knottytoys4gooddogs@gmail.com

I’ll be announcing what pawsome items Knotty Toys for Good Dogs will be donating in the next few days, so stay tuned.

Remember to show your support by showing your purple.

CEO Olivia