A Thank You To All The Caregivers

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Hello everyone, CEO Olivia here. To wrap up November Epilepsy Awareness Month I want to bark out about our pawsome human caregivers.

It’s not easy caring for an epi warrior. It requires devotion, patience & a huge heart. Strict regimes must be followed for medications. Your life has to be adjusted. You must be prepared for an event at any time, knowing your companion needs you often sacrificing you social, physical & economical comforts. That’s true unconditional love.

I have much love & respect to all those who live with epilepsy. Your devotion & strength is so very much appreciated by us four legged epi warriors. On behalf of all warriors, I bark out a huge, “Thank you” & a nose nudge .

I also want to bark out a thank you to all the wooftastic vets & neurologists who help us in our fight against the monster.

If you live with epilepsy, you are not alone. There are many support groups that can be found on the vast inter webs. An abundance of information is out there & so many compassionate people that are fighting the same fight to connect with. Reach out. We are stronger when we stand together.

CEO Olivia

Be sure to sniff out my silent auction for the Wally Foundation ~ Canine Epilepsy. Only 3 days left!

No One Should Have To Lose a Beloved Family member because of the Cost of Fighting Epilepsy

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Hello everyone, CEO Olivia here. As I mentioned last week, my huMom & I are always sniffing out information & making connections on the inter webs. We follow several pages & groups that are about Canine Epilepsy.

One topic that almost never comes up is how expensive living with canine epilepsy can be. There is a lot of social stigma about discussing finances & people who are just scraping by are often too embarrassed to discuss their situation.

Many good dogs, myself included must take a cocktail of medications every day. Each one of them is costly. Some epilepsy medications are only available through a compound pharmacy which increases the cost even more. Then there is the added cost of prescription fees. On top of that annual blood work (mine are due this month) is mandatory to monitor the health of Liver & Kidneys. Both organs can be stressed by AEDs (anti epileptic medication).

For some canine epi warriors, emergency runs to an animal hospital happen as well, which can also result in a huge medical bill.

It’s for these reasons we support the Wally Foundation ~ Canine Epilepsy. Their mandate is simple; to offer financial assistance to those who have an epileptic companion animal & are struggling financially. As I’ve stated in previous posts, Rick Selwood, founder & director of the foundation believes no one should have to lose a beloved family member because of the cost of fighting epilepsy.

With this being, “the season of giving”, I’m asking everyone who is able, to make a holiday donation to the Wally Foundation ~ Canine Epilepsy. I’m sure it will make you feel absolutely pawsome to know you’ll be helping to keep a family together or helping a lonely senior from being completely alone.

You could start by entering my silent auction. November is Epilepsy Awareness Month & this year I’m observing it by raising money for the Wally Foundation by auctioning off some wooftastic items. All the details are pinned to the top of my Facebook page, “Oh, the life of Olivia“.

If you’d like to simply make a cash donation, you can do it through PayPal.

rselwood1@verizon.net

Many  nose nudges ❤  from me to everyone who pawticipates.

*Please note that I am not a recipient of the Wally Foundation.

CEO Olivia

 

 

CBD Oil

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Hello everyone, CEO Olivia here. My huMom & I sniff out a lot of Facebook pages & groups that focus on canine epilepsy. In those groups & pages it seems almost every day someone is asking about CBD oil. A frustrating reality is that in many places consulting your vet isn’t an option because vets aren’t legally allowed to even discuss it with clients, let alone prescribe it . So people go online to research.

Knotty Toys for Good Dogs is an affiliate partner with Charlotte’s Web Hemp products made by the Stanley Brothers. They can legally cell CBD Oil in the USA but must follow very strict guidelines not only in the manufacturing but also where, how & what they can say to promote their products. The same goes for us as affiliates, we are legally required to post a disclaimer on our store.

Governments are only now, slowly & reluctantly legalizing cannabis & hemp products. It’s a new scientific field & much research has yet to be done. In the mean time, buyer beware. Unregulated CBD Oils claiming to be a cure all can be a complete rip off containing little or no CBD. How the oil is derived matters a great deal as well. As does the plant it’s derived from.

My point is this is a very complex area. Science is just beginning to unlock the secrets within the cannabis family. One thing that seems promising is CBD can help with epilepsy, potentially shutting it down completely in some. I’m sure in a few years, there will be a wide range of thoroughly tested variations of CBD Oils that can be obtained legally. But for now, it’s still the “wild west”.

Do you use CBD Oils with your epileptic canine or feline? Have you spoken with your vet & were they allowed to offer guidance? Is it legal where you live? If you do use it, what sort of product do you use; a biscuits/chews, oil, extracts or balms? What results have you seen? So many questions from just one dog. BOL!

For the record I have tried it in the past & have experienced pawsitive increase cognitive behaviour but I do not take any CBD products at the moment.

CEO Olivia ❤

Help make this a pawtacular 2019 November Epilepsy Awareness Month 🐾

Share & pawticipate in our our Silent Auction for The Wally Foundation-canine epilepsy🐾

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