|Exciting News for Purple Day from FiveSibes!|
So many times over the years, parents and guardians of dogs with Canine Epilepsy have heard about placing cool packs on their dog to help with seizure care, especially since a dog's temperature can rise dangerously high during and after a seizure, and heat/overheating can also trigger seizures. The most popular question we hear is, "Where do I put the ice pack?!" Most times one will hear that the placement should be on the dog's "lower back" or between the thoracic and lumbar vertebrae. But many times that may leave dog parents going "Where exactly is that?" This led me to develop an information flyer, reviewed by my own vet, based on what worked for my Gibson to share with others to help answer that question when a dog has a seizure of "Where do I put the cold packs?"
Did I mention I'm SO excited about unveiling this?! It's been a couple years in the making from conception--to talking with the uber-talented artist/illustrator, Cameo Anderson, about the image of Gibson I wanted to have (and she produced beautifully)--to working on the text--proofing copies--and finally reviewing with my vet before printing drafts. I knew for this poster, I wanted to not only show where the back placement of a cool pack was, but I also wanted to share some other methods of cooling down an Epi-Dog during a seizure, post seizure, and also some tips for everyday use to help hopefully keep one at bay.
Okay, seriously now...
To view a high resolution Pin-able
PDF version of poster, go HERE.
These are the cooling methods I used with my own Gibson, and while I am not a vet, simply a hu-mom doing what I found best to help my Epi-dog when a seizure was triggered, I am thankful to Gibson's outstanding vet, Dr. Arnold Rugg of Kingston Animal Hospital, for conferring with me on this important information as I developed this educational poster. That with Cameo's beautiful depiction of Gibson made this a project straight from my heart with the hope that we can help other Epi-dogs.
I am also honored to have this educational poster be part of the #Paws4Purple Program in partnership with The Anita Kaufmann Foundation (AKFUS)/Purple Day Every Day organization.
If you'd like to receive copies of this education poster in 8.5x11 size (or our other #Paws4Purple materials--bookmarks and flyers) to have for yourself or other pet parents, share with your veterinarian hospitals and ER clinics, groomers, breeders, rescues, transports, doggie daycares, trainers, dog walkers, dog sitters, animal control officers, and even schools and local fire and police departments, you may request them for FREE!* Simply Email AnnMarie@AKFUS.org and indicate "#LiveGibStrong #Paws4Purple K9 Cool Packs Poster" in the subject line, and The Anita Kaufmann Foundation will send those right out to you! (*While they are free, a donation is always appreciated to help cover costs of printing and mailing).
What do you think of our exciting Canine Epilepsy Educational Poster?
Check out our video from last year's Purple Day event at Kingston Animal Hospital! Even the Easter Bunny came by our #LiveGibStrong booth to say "hi" and to pick up some samples of Sassy's Goodies pupcakes & Gib Nibs!
Not sure what Purple Day is all about? Check out our video that tells you all about it and the amazing gal, Cassidy Megan, who created it, as well as some beautiful Epi-dogs and now Epi-angels.
As a Purple Day® for Epilepsy ambassador, I will be creating a new educational awareness video slideshow in the near future and am putting an invite out for all pets...Epis and Non-Epis... to join in showing your support of Epilepsy awareness by sending in a purple photo (pet dressed in purple, purple background, playing with a purple toy, holding a purple sign, etc.)
1. Purple Pet(s) Photo
2. Name of Pet(s)
3. Town/Country of Pet(s)
4. Permission to use photo
5. Pet's parent/guaridan's name & Email (Not to be used in video. Stricty for contact purposes).
6. Email Pics to FiveSibesLiveGibStrong(at)gmail(dot)com with Purple Day in subject line.
Deadline for Submissions: May 30, 2019
Photo provided by Nanette Willis
I'm so pleased to announce that thanks to those who have purchased Gib Nibs, Nanette is ready to send her first check from sales through November to The Wally Foundation for $25! Such a win-win for Epi-dogs - delicious wholesome treats to eat and a way to pay it forward to help other Epi-dogs in need! Woo! Thanks, Nanette, Sassy, and Sassy's Goodies! (Gib Nibs were available through SassysGoodies.net).
***While Gib Nibs are no longer available at this time, we thank Sassy's Goodies for creating Gib Nibs and for helping Epi-dogs in need. We hope one day, Gib Nibs will once again be available for purchase.***
For more info on NCSU-CVM's Clincal Trial, contact Julie Nettifee at firstname.lastname@example.org
to review information available, to request hard copies or to download free digital files.
My latest Canine Epilepsy articles in 4Knines:
|Read it HERE|
|Read it HERE|
My Purple Day® episode of "The Sibe Vibe" will be airing March 31st. This will be a different type of show where I will be sharing excerpts of my book, EPIc Dog Tales: Heartfelt Stories About Amazing Dogs Living & Loving Life With Canine Epilepsy. Be sure to stop back to tune in to the link to hear some of the amazing heartfelt stories in the book. I will also be sharing links on my other FiveSibes social media accounts.
Join in by grabbing our badge from below, and share a link to all hosts: FiveSibes, Confessions of a Rescue Mom, and Knotty Toys for Good Dogs, link up to your blog, Facebook, Instagram, and/or Twitter posts, and then have some fun hopping around to the hosts and other hoppers' sites to see how they are supporting Epilepsy awareness! The link will be OPEN ALL WEEK so join in any time up until April 1st!