Friday, November 1, 2013

November is (Canine) Epilepsy Month and It's Survey Time and Debut of Gibson's Epi-Tips!

November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month and Gibson and I will be featuring lots of information, resources, and giveaways this month as as part of our "Live Gib Strong" K-9 Epilepsy Awareness Campaign, so be sure to check back here throughout the month, and bring your friends, too!

To kick things off, we are conducting a survey to poll Epi-dog parents in order to collect information that we will share with everyone once all the analytics are in. If you, or someone you know, is or has been a parent to a dog (any breed) who has/had Canine Epilepsy or seizure disorders, we'd really appreciate your taking a few minutes to fill out my survey below, and sharing a link to our blog so that others may also share their info with us as well. Thank you!

I will also be featuring a "Live Gib Srong" Epi-Tip each day for the month of November (and we'll repeat it again in March for Purple Day Awareness Month) in an ongoing effort to bring awareness to this disorder, help educate people on seizures and Canine Epilepsy, and to help promote the understanding that these beautiful, amazing, loyal, and loving Epi-dogs can - and do - live full, happy lives! Here is my boy Gibson with our fist Epi-Tip:

Also, a *Sweet Deal* & Giveaway for the Month of November! Many thanks to Edelweiss Bakery, home of the wholesome House Wolf K-9 Dog Biscuits in Vermont, USA, for partnering up with us for our campaign to help spread the word about Canine Epilepsy Awareness! In addition to donating $1/pound bag purchased of their "Gibbie Snacks" (named after our Gibson with the Epi-dog in mind. See full story of its development HERE), to The Wally Foundation~Canine Epilepsy (TWF), gets even sweeter, they are also sponsoring four half-pound bags of Gibbie Snacks that we will randomly select for four lucky winners -and those winners will also receive fresh-baked cookies for the hu-parents! Wooo! Treats for the dogs, donations for the Epi-dogs, and treats for the humans! Win-Win-Win!

 "Gibbie" Illustration by Michelle Littler for FiveSibes™
How can you win, you might ask? For every person who orders a minimum of three (3) one-pound bags of Gibbie Snacks during the month of November, (with a $1 donation being sent to TWF), your name will automatically be put into the drawing! Talk about a win-win-win! Your dog and you get some yummy baked-in-the-USA treats, donations are made by House Wolf to TWF, and you could win a free half-pound bag of treats! The drawing entries end on November 30th and winners will be announced on December 1st. To order your Gibbie Snacks, visit House Wolf's store HERE.

Here is is video of the debut of House Wolf's "Gibbie Snacks" - formulated for the Epi-dog (but yummy for all dogs) and named after our Gibson! Woo!

  Live Gib Strong Bracelets Available!
For each $2 bracelet ordered (plus s/h), $1 will be donated to Canine Epilepsy Resources "Emma's Fund." To order yours, visit ArcticHouse Publishing site HERE. (Please excuse our web store being down as our site is under construction. But, scroll down and you can order via PayPal.)

What's Wrong With Gibson? Learning About K-9 Epilepsy Books Available! Limited Quanitites!
A percentage of proceeds benefits Canine Epilepsy Resources "Emma's Fund." Books can be personalized! Order yours today from ArcticHouse Publishing HERE.  

 Tune in to our The Sibe Vibe Radio Show on Dog Works Radio on Sunday, November 10 at 1 PM EST HERE to listen my co-host Robert Forto and I discuss Canine Epilepsy with Rick Selwood of The Wally Foundation  (TWF) for Canine Epilepsy. We hope you'll join us ...if not, HERE is the permalink so you can tune in any time! And be sure to listen in to how you can win a "Live Gib Strong" K-9 Epilepsy Awareness T-Shirt! (UPDATE: Congrats to fan Gerri Stoltz...the winner of our T-shirt!)

Please be sure to tune in to our special show last year featuring Marion Mitchell of Canine Epilepsy Resources, home of the wonderfully supportive and informational EPIL-K9 Email list, and the hu-mom to FurAngel "Emma" for which the Emma's Fund was named after. To listen to this show, click HERE.

Meet "Precious!"

"Woo...I'm Precious...and I'm an Epi-Dog, too!"
Precious has Canine Epilepsy just like Gibson. Her hu-mom, Gia, knows just what it's like having a furbaby with Canine Epilepsy, and she has joined in our "Live Gib Strong" K-9 Epilepsy Awareness Campaign by hosting an online Avon fundraiser, where a portion of sales will be donated to The Wally Foundation~Canine Epilepsy (TWF). TWF offers possible financial assistance to rescues, fosters, and families of dogs with idiopathic epilepsy. To take advantage of this online shopping offer, vist Gia's online store HERE and be sure to enter CODE: AFEPI13 when checking out so TWF gets the donation! Hurry though, this shopping event closes on November 30th! Woos and Thank Yous, Gia!
Epi-Parents, we'd appreciate it if you could fill out our simple survey here:
Survey for Epi-Dog Parents & Guardians:

1 comment:

  1. Spangler had distemper as a pup, she lived but it left her with seizures you can see her story that I (Spangler's adoptive Mom) have been working on
    She also has her own facebook page that her foster Mom writes story's, they are from the mouth of Spangler. Facebook at Spangler's Page