30 Days Has November, So 30 K9 Epilepsy Tips Have We!

  M y Flashback is of my beloved Gibson featured here in this 30 days of Epi-Tips (one a day consolidated into a slideshow) I created in the hopes that it helps others on their journey with Canine Epilepsy because Epi-dogs like Gibson, can~and do~live happy lives. This idea originally began as a daily tip posted each day for the 30 days of November's Epilepsy Awareness Month, and then I created the slideshow for a Purple Day® Every Day virtual conference one year. I hope if you are new to the Canine Epilepsy journey, know you are not alone, don't be scared (although you will be), and let us help guide you along the way.  Be sure to make your first stop at our #FiveSibes #LiveGibStrong K-9 Epilepsy Online Resource Library right here on this blog! (See menu bar at top of blog!) So embrace it all, the good and the bad, the scary and the triumphant (because you will experience all of that with a dog that has seizures) and find all the things you and your furry best friend enjoying

#NEAM - Honoring My EpiStar and Canine Epilesy Ambassadog, Gibson

  Welcoming in December and closing out #NEAM: November is Epilepsy Awareness Month with the beautiful boy who inspired a global awareness movement #LiveGibStrong & #Paws4Purple - the OG Epi-Star himself, my big beautiful beloved Gibson. Always. Forever.        Flashback Photo ~ 💜 Gibson 💜 ~ 2014   With this being November, a very important month here with Canine Epilepsy Awareness, I thought it only fitting for me to bid adieu to another year of month-long Epi-Star features and information by highlighting the Epi-warrior who inspired me—my big, fluffy beautiful boy who inspired an awareness initiative that is still going strong—my beautiful boy, Gibson. Pictured here, almost to the exact date when we received the first box of my new book, EPIc Dog Tales: Heartfelt Stories About Amazing Dogs Living & Loving Life With Canine Epielspy, hot-off-the-presses and my boy Gibson got to chec out the first book with his story within the 264 pages of this big, beautiful coffee

Meet #NEAM EpiStar "Sage" of Husky House for #NEAM: November's Epilepsy Awareness Month

  Epi-Star, "Sage"   by Dorothy Wills-Raftery    A s you know by now if you ae a follower of our blog and social media , N ovember is a spe cial month here, as it is National Epilepsy Awareness Month (NEAM) , where I highlight not only information on Canine Epilepsy, but also share amazing stories about Epi-dogs (dogs who have epilepsy). Inspired by my own Epi-dog Gibson’s story, I wrote the book multi-award winning EPIc Dog Tales: Heartfelt Stories About Amazing Dogs Living & Life With Canine Epilepsy , where I share stories of amazing Epi-dogs across the world. This all launched my Epi-Star series here on my blog that I began last year where I continue to feature stories about these amazing dogs who have Canine Epilepsy, but never let that stop them from loving life. Through this, we have formed a unique and caring community where we connect with with other Epi-dog caregivers, rescues, and veterinarians who care for them. We have become a wonderful network of vetted

Our NEW News Page - Keeping Up With the "Mystery Dog Respiratory Illness"

  With all the news coming about of cases spreading across the country of dogs contracting a very serious respiratory illness dubbed "mystery dog illness" that can mimic kennel cough, it is imperative that at the first hint of a symptom, contact your veterinarian. In an attempt to organize the flood of incoming information and news, as a career photojournalist, correct and accurate information is of the utmost importance to me and to share with my readers. I've created the "Mystery Canine Illness News" page here that can be found on my blog (in the drop down MENU at the top) as a resource section to help share the facts and important links to resources to help cut through all the information circulating and give you a concise, accurate landing place.  I will be updating as the news requires. Also, if you have veterinarian reports, or vetted information, just send me an Email or message me on my FiveSibes: Siberian Husky K9 News & Reviews Facebook page. I'

NEAM: Meet EpiStars Siberian Huskies Sierra & Kota of Animal Town Sanctuary

  Epi-Stars, "Sierra" and "Kota"    by Dorothy Wills-Raftery    N ovember is NEAM--National Epilepsy Awareness Month, and I've been an advocate for dogs with epilepsy (Epi-dogs) ever since my Gibson was diagnosed shortly after his third birthday in 2009, becoming an official Purple Day® for Epilepsy Ambasssador for Canine Epilepsy (first to include a canine in the organization, which I am totally proud of! Steps for canines!) Why? To let people know a) they are not alone in their often times scary journey, and b) that today, Epi-dogs can--and DO--live happy lives. Inspired by my own Epi-Star Gibson’s story, I wrote the beautiful large coffee table book and multi-award winning EPIc Dog Tales: Heartfelt Stories About Amazing Dogs Living & Life With Canine Epilepsy , where I share stories of amazing Epi-dogs and their equally amazing human families who care for them across the world. So, last year I began this blog's Epi-Star Features to continue highl