November Epilepsy Awareness Month

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It’s the 7th day of November Epilepsy Awareness Month & we thought that  we would share some of our previous blogs that yap on canine epilepsy.  Hi, CEO Olivia here.  For those of you that may be new to our blog, I am a 12 year young canine who has lived with idiopathic epilepsy since I was 9 months  old.  If you would like to read about my story you can by pawing here.

Today I am 23 days  seizure free.  There was a time that I was not able to gain more than 11 days seizure free time.  With that barked, I should paw out that my huMom & I had suffered living through a fire that took everything including one of my feline fursiblings.  Stress can be a leading trigger for us epilepsy warriors.  I have also had close to a year seizure free.  We feel this was due to following a strict regime, calm weather, maintaining a peaceful environment for us, a balanced diet that included  natural supplements & introducing CBD to my regime.

Triggers for me are clear.  Disturbances with the weather especially low pressure systems can be triggers.  Over excitability or not enough rest can also be troublesome for me.  The full moon cycle has also been a potential trigger for me & that is why I take 3mg of melatonin 3 days before the full moon & continue to take it until 3 days after the full moon.

Some people think us dogs who live with epilepsy suffer every day & why would our  people let us live like this.  They would have let us go.  Nothing could be further from the truth for most of us.  I am a happy, silly, healthy girl who is surrounded by love.  I enjoy every day & am pawsitively grateful for a huMom who would do anything to make sure I am safe, healthy & happy.  Just the other day we met a neighbor who asked how old I was & could not believe I was 12 years young.  She thought I was just a few years old.

If you are new to canine epilepsy don’t give up.  There is much to learn but the good news is that there is a pawtastic canine epilepsy community who is always there to help share experiences, knowledge & support.  My Facebook page Oh, The Life of Olivia is one of many places you can paw.  The Wally Foundation – canine epilepsy is another.  We’ll share more about this wagnificent canine epilepsy community in the coming weeks of November Epilepsy Awareness Month.

Stay strong! 💜 nose nudges 💜

Have a pawsome week, CEO Olivia, Dot & Jerry Underfoot 💜    



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