When A Family Member Has Epilepsy The Whole Family Lives With Epilepsy


November 30 2015

Epilepsy Awareness Month is drawing to a close. I’d like to share a few reflective thoughts. It is said that when a family member has epilepsy the whole family lives with epilepsy. It’s a disease that requires ongoing help & support of loved ones.

Having a pet with epilepsy requires devotion, patience & a huge heart. Strict regimes must be followed for medications. You must be prepared for an event 24/7. A degree of selflessness is always required when caring for a companion animal, more so if this includes battling epilepsy. It’s not about you, in fact, you must leave your ego behind & your emotions in check. It can be terrifying watching your loved one going through a seizure event but you have to remain focused, calm & attentive.

The best thing we can do is educate ourselves & share our knowledge with others living with Canine Epilepsy. Don’t simply assume your vet knows everything. The research on epilepsy is ongoing. There are many different drugs to help but finding the right dosage & combination of meds can be a matter of trial & error.

In closing, know that if you have a pet with epilepsy, you are not alone. There are many support groups that can be found on the vast internet. An abundance of information is out there & so many compassionate people that are fighting the same fight. Reach out.

To all my fellow Epi-Warriors I bark, “Stay strong & seizure free!” To all the caregivers, <3 nose nudges <3 & thank you for all that you do.

CEO Olivia <3

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Silly Dog Sundays ~ Nov. 29th Edition

Silly Dog Sundays


If you would like to share some silliness with us just toss us an email at knottytoys4gooddogs@gmail.com.  It can be a video clip or photo of your Good Dog, a silly meme or cartoon from the net.  Let’s bark out loud together. ;)

CEO Olivia <3

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Vitamins for your Good Dog ~ Good Idea?



People spend millions of dollars annually on pet vitamins. Vitamins are good, right? We take them to boost our health. But maybe they aren’t a good idea for your good dog. Most assume vitamins are natural. But most of the vitamins you’ll find in your dog’s supplements or food are made from waste products from the petroleum & coal industries & hydrogenated sugars.

Vitamins are made from these industrial waste products simply because it’s cheaper & because they last longer than the vitamins found in real foods. This means they can sit on shelves for months or years.

These cheap synthetic vitamins aren’t giving your dog the benefits you’re paying for. Synthetic vitamins aren’t recognizable by a dog’s body & are treated as toxins & excreted (this is why your pee is yellow and smelly when you take vitamins … it’s detoxification). There are many studies showing that synthetic vitamins aren’t very bio-available which means your dog can’t use them like real vitamins. This is hard on your dog’s kidneys & over time, they can burn out.

Unfortunately most commercial foods & supplements for pets contain synthetic vitamins. There are some companies with healthy supplements & food that use herbs & natural products. It’s very important to research & read the labels.

CEO Olivia <3

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