Soup Bones & Canine Epilepsy


Olivia playing with Soup Bone

My HuMom used to give me soup bones to chew on. However, it appeared these delicious treats triggered seizures. We did some sniffing about & discovered that HuMom was right, soup bones are a known trigger because they contain high levels of an amino acid called glutamate (different from MSG).

Neurotransmitters are either excitatory or inhibitory, meaning that the receiving neuron will be either be stimulated to fire or silenced. The main excitatory neurotransmitter is glutamate. So ingesting high concentrations of glutamate contained in a soup bone or broth made from soup bones can raise levels in the brain causing neurons to become hyper-excited & a seizure may result. In humans high levels of glutamate has also been linked to brain fog, migraine headaches, dramatic mood swings, & nervous tics.

Unfortunately most of what we sniffed out was more about humans than dogs, but HuMom isn’t taking any risks. I do have my bone that I play with but it’s was thoroughly cleaned out first by my furriends Dio & Grisham, so that only the bone remains. HuMom then packs it with my liver treats & I have a wooftastic time getting the them out.

Here is a short article about glutamate & epilepsy.

Here is an article about canine diet & epilepsy that discuses glutamate

CEO Olivia

Milo & Ze by Mark Watson

Canine Culture

Milo & Ze Book cover

Hello everyone, CEO Olivia here. Today I want to bark out about a wooftastic children’s book called, Milo & Ze, by award winning author Mark Watson. Mr. Watson is from England but has also lived in Spain. He has written several children’s books. Milo & Ze was written for children but it makes the perfect Bull Terrier gift for kids, dog lovers & bully fans.

Milo is a cute bull terrier puppy who has been forgotten, locked in a kennel, until one night a blinding light comes out of the night sky & smashes his kennel creating a crater that the bull terrier braves his way to peer into & discovers a fallen star: `’Never again need you wish for a friend, he waits for you at your journey’s end.’ Milo goes on a journey around the world where he meets a Pig, a pelican, a camel, & an elephant who helps him on his journey. Finally, the little bull terrier puppy arrives at the door of a young boy named Ze: Milo finally has a friend of his own.

Written in rhyming verse & beautifully illustrated by  Pablo Michau, Milo & Ze is a heartwarming adventure. It is available in paperback but you can also download the Kindle version for free. The Kindle version includes links to exclusive interactive content.

Have a safe & pawsome weekend.

CEO Olivia ❤

Purple day 2018Have you sniffed out my new  free eBooks about living with canine epilepsy? To get yours plus future eBooks in the series, send an email to or go to my store & paw the subscribe button at the bottom of the page.



It’s International Purple Day ~ New eBook!


CEO Olivia Purple Day

Hello everyone, CEO Olivia here. Are you wearing your finest purple today? If not go & change, I’ll wait. BOL! Today we are participating in International Purple Day by releasing the next eBook in my series, ‘CEO Olivia’s Quick Sniff eBook series’.

Our next book is written by Deanne Tanksly who is huMom to many good dogs, including my late fellow Epi Warrior, Riley. It’s titled, “If I Knew Then What I know Now (I Still Wouldn’t Change A Thing)”.

Today I have a PDF version of all my eBooks available right here, free to download. Unfortunately, WordPress won’t allow me to share the format for Apple or eBook readers, but I can email them to you if you send a request to, Or go to my store & paw the sign up at the bottom of the main page.

My huMom & I hope these eBooks can provide some guidance & hope for those who live with canine epilepsy. I’d like to thank Deanne for writing this touching informative eBook.

It’s not too late to enter our Purple Day Fashion Show. Just go to my Facebook page & upload a pic of your good dog in their finest purple. A winner by random draw will win a Knotty Toy for Good Dogs. I’ll bark out who the winner is tomorrow.

Finally, for today, we will be donating $2 to the Wally Foundation with each toy sold.

check your emotions

Book 1 Check Your Emotions

Book #1 Check Your Emotions




Book 2 Seizure Types

Book #2 Seizure Types





Stages of a Seizure

Book 3 Stages of a Seizure

Book #3 Stages of a Seizure




If I Knew Then What I Know Now (I Still Wouldn’t Change A Thing)

Book #4 If I Knew Then What I Know Now





I hope you all have a wooftastic International Purple Day. If you see a human or good dog sporting their purple, be sure to smile.

CEO Olivia ❤