Good Dogs Want to Know

Health, News

Hello everyone CEO Olivia here.

HuMom was asked the other day, “Why the black pepper in the Golden Paste?” We thought what a pawsome question.

For those who may not be familiar with the wagnificent health benefits of Golden Paste I will briefly dogscribe to you what they are.

JOINTS 🐾 anti-inflammatory 🐾Tumeric aids with arthritic conditions

INTESTINES & STOMACH 🐾 high in Iron, Fiber, Vit. K, Potassium & Zinc 🐾 Black Pepper aids digestion while Tumeric aids bacterial infections

PANCREAS, SPLEEN & LIVER 🐾 Tumeric enhances overall function while Black Pepper increases enzyme secretions of the pancreas which aids digestion

HEART 🐾 heart & circulatory function is increased with Tumeric

Pawsitively simple yet packed with good health for us good dog’s & their humans.

To Sniff Out more read Tumeric & Epilepsy

Have a wooftastic week,

CEO Olivia💜

Harley’s message

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Hello everyone, Olivia here. Today I’m sharing what I feel is good news. First a little back ground. Harley’s was a puppy mill survivor. His first 10 years were spent in a tiny cage, his only purpose was to breed. He lost an eye to a high powered hose used to clean his cage. He was rescued, rehabilitated & became the face of the anti puppy mill movement. Sadly he passed last year but his final years were full of love.

Harley’s Dream was established in 2016 to create awareness & educate the public about the commercial dog breeding industry, also known as puppy mills. They believe that a grassroots approach by large groups of concerned citizens is the most effective way to bring about change. The focus is to encourage advocacy by providing the tools necessary to educate children & adults alike.

Two new billboards promoting Harley’s Dream just went up in Denver, Colorado, thanks to the sponsorship of a local supporter! They are currently working on establishing billboards in the following cities: Orlando, Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, San Diego, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Tampa, Kansas City & Houston. These cities have a particularly high concentration of pet stores that sell puppies. The billboards have the potential to educate MILLIONS of people about the cruel commercial dog breeding industry!

Harley’s Dream rely on donations to pay for the billboards, so please consider making a donation. You can learn more about the “Signs from Harley” campaign here.

If you would like to see a billboard in your community, please consider creating a fundraiser. Harley’s Dream can work with the sign company to get the best pricing & will provide the artwork. If you have questions, please contact Dan at: info@harleysdream.org

Let’s put an end to this horrible industry. Adopt don’t shop & say NO to puppy mills & backyard breeders.

CEO Olivia

The Four Stages of a Seizure

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We have covered the topic of the various types of seizures in a previous post. Today I want to discuss the four stages of a seizure.

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Stage 1 is called the prodome or pre-ictal phase.  The prodome may precede a grand mal seizure by hours or even days. It is characterized by a change in mood or behavior. In my case I may become sassy, hyper & playful. Also my huMom has noticed if I show my belly it’s often a warning sign.

The second stage is called the aura, which is where the pre-ictal symptoms increase in intensity. Signs may include restlessness, nervousness, whining, trembling, salivation, affection, wandering, hiding or running. This is the point just before a grand mal.

Stage 3 is the Iktal stage. This is when the seizure hits. I have grand mal seizures which are what people think of when they think of epilepsy. This stage can last from a few seconds to several minutes. If it last more than five minutes, medical attention should be sought out immediately. Grand mal seizures can come in clusters, which I have experienced but fortunately I can take a “cluster buster”, which is medication that breaks the cluster by forcing brain activity to slow.

The final stage can last from several minutes to several days. This is known as the post-ictal phase. A dog may be disoriented & appear to be drugged or drunk, it may be lethargic or pace frantically. Some dogs, like myself may become temporarily blind & will bump into walls & furniture.  Recovery time varies for each dog & we would like to remind people that it can be weeks before your good dog will feel like her/his self again.

Although we feel Canine Epilepsy Awareness should be every day, we are coming to a close with only 9 more days left of ‘November Epilepsy Awareness Month’.  If there is something you would like us to focus on let us know by emailing us at knottytoys4gooddogs@gmail.com.

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CEO Olivia