Our top 7 Most Viewed Blog Posts


The other day I was sniffing in this blog’s statistics & noticed some older posts continue to be very popular & get a lot of views. Hi everyone, CEO Olivia here. Since 2015, Knotty Toys for Good Dogs has published almost 1300 blog posts. Today I’m sharing our top 7 most viewed posts with you. Why just 7? I’m a dog, I can’t count any higher. BOL!

Our most viewed post, with close to 10,000 views is about Ocular Compression Therapy. huMom does this easy to learn procedure with me if I’m fighting the Epilepsy monster.

The next most viewed blog post is about the supplement GABA. It’s an important neurotransmitter that’s responsible for relaxing the nervous system. Some people give it to their epilepsy warriors.

Rounding out the top three is about the benefits of turmeric in the fight against the epilepsy monster. It includes a recipe we use for Golden Paste, which I get in every meal.

Do you need to know how to take a good dog’s temperature? You’ve come to the right place because our 4th most viewed posts is all about that.

Next at number five is a post all about the importance of ice packs. We show you where best to place them on the body & why getting the body temperature down fast after a seizure is impawtant.

Dog’s often get lumps under the skin, I have a couple myself. Usually it’s nothing to worry about but sometimes it’s serious. If you’ve wondered, “what’s that lump on my good dog?“, our 6th most viewed post can fill you in.

Rounding out the list at number seven most viewed post is about a skin condition called Lip Fold Pyoderma or Lip Fold Dermatitis. It’s most commonly seen in dogs with pronounced saggy folds of skin such as Bloodhounds, St. Bernard’s, Mastiffs & Bulldogs. However I myself had a short bought of it which huMom treated naturally & it’s never returned.

As you’ve probably figured out, although we do make premium, all natural, hemp toys for good dogs & cool cats, Knotty Toys for Good Dogs is more than just a pet toy company. I live with canine idiopathic epilepsy, just like so many other good dogs. My huMom has already done so much research & continues to learn all she can to allow me to live a long, happy, healthy life despite my epilepsy. We both know how hard the fight can be & it’s emotional toll, so we try to offer real support & a sense of community for those with an epileptic four legger.

Our passion is dog gone driven by the love of dogs & cats & our mission is to share experiences, information & premium products for the well being of all good dogs & cool cats. Our store only carries products my fur siblings & I actually use & have for as long as I can remember; I’m 11 years young.

CEO Olivia

What is Lip Fold Pyoderma?


Until a few days ago, I’d never heard of Lip Fold Pyoderma. It’s also known as Lip Fold Dermatitis.

As the name implies, this condition affects a dog’s lip folds. It’s mostly commonly seen in dogs with pronounced saggy folds of skin such as Bloodhounds, St. Bernards, Mastiffs & Bulldogs. However, any dog can possibly get it.

The usual causes are the accumulation of saliva or food debris which causes bacteria & yeast to thrive due to the presence of moisture, or sometimes the friction of the skin folds against one another may start as a local irritation that then progresses to inflammation & possibly an infection if left untreated.

Symptoms may include damp, red & irritated lip skin folds. You might detect an unpleasant odor. If the condition progresses, there may be hair loss & the presence of ulcers & scabs. The color of the surrounding fur may become discolored from the saliva or yeast & bacteria if present. It can be painful.

How it’s treated should be determined by a visit to your good vet. What if any medications prescribed will depend on the severity & cause. Although not always possible, you should keep the affected area clean & dry. A good face wipe after meals can help remove food particles. Some people have reported quick results from applying Penaten cream which is basically Zinc Oxide, but I can’t say I would recommend that because we’ve never tried it.

CEO Olivia