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November Epilepsy Awareness Month: Meet Epi-Star RUBY, the Therapy Dog

Epi-Star, Ruby       by Dorothy Wills-Raftery     Along the 12 years of blogging, having a FiveSibes social media page ( FiveSibes: Siberian Husky K9 News & Reviews on Facebook ), and authoring books and articles about dogs living with Epilepsy, I have come to “meet” and know so many amazing people and their pets.    As you know, my one Siberian Husky, Gibson, began having seizures shortly after his third birthday in 2009, and I was scared. And as I have written about (and in this month’s first Epi-Star story), when he had his first seizures (and you can read more from my journals on my online #LiveGibStrong K-9 Epilepsy Awareness Resource Library HERE) , I knew nothing about Canine Epilepsy, and I walked in on him post-ictal, and thought I had lost him. I’m an advocate for dogs with Canine Epilepsy, also known as Epi-dogs, as they can live full wonderful lives, just like any dog who does not have epilepsy.   Gibson showed me that he could do so much, and that having epilepsy di