Can Weather Act As A Trigger?

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Hello everyone, CEO Olivia here. As you must know by now, I live with idiopathic canine epilepsy. My huMom does her very best to aid me in managing my epilepsy. Part of our routine is to keep a journal. In it we record dates & times of an event as well as anything unusual about my behavior. I recommend anyone living with canine epilepsy to do this.

It’s because of my journal that over time we noticed something unusual. A pattern became clear. I seem to have a grand mal event whenever there is a quick or extreme change in the weather. For example, if we have a run of warm humid days followed quickly by cooler dry days, we go on seizure alert because my chances of having an event go way up.

We don’t really know why this is. These weather changes can also trigger a migraine in my huMom, so perhaps the barometric pressure has something to do with it. Whatever the case, we are very sure that for me at least, a seizure can be triggered by a rapid shift in the weather.

I’m curious if this is the case with other Epi-Warriors like me. If you live with canine epilepsy, I’d be interested to know if the weather affects you as well. Unfortunately, if it is the case, there isn’t much that can be done other than to be prepared. An early warning system is better than a surprise.

You can read another article on this topic done by the Fivesibes blog.

CEO Olivia

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Who’s That Dog on the Logo?

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Remembering ‘The Girl, Chelsey’ with love always 💜

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Chelsea

People have been asking, “who is that dog on your logo”. Her name was Chelsey (a.k.a. Mona-Beasta), a brindle & white English Bull Terrier who radiated joy where ever she went. Chelsey & her brother Winston had spent a very long time sheltered at the animal hospital where my huMom worked.  When Chelsey’s brother found his forever home she was adopted by my huMom & became her best friend.

chelsey at the beach

Chelsey was well loved in her stomping grounds around the Queen St. West area of Toronto. She was so popular that one year the locals held a birthday party for her in the Trinity Bellwoods dog park. So many came to celebrate, the party took over the entire park.

An artist friend of my huMom did the original drawing for the birthday party posters that were put up all over the neighborhood. The image of Chelsey on our logo is from…

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