For Dogs With Seizures, Be On Alert As Severe (G4) Solar Storm Hits

Be Aware. Be Prepared. Don't Panic.

A ccording to Newsweek, "For the first time in 19 years, a 'severe' solar storm warning has been issued for several plumes of solar material about to slam into the Earth. These five coronal mass ejections (CMEs) were spat out by a huge and extremely hyperactive sunspot called AR3664 and are due to crash into our atmosphere between May 10 and May 11" (and possibly into May 12). "The last time NOAA announced a Severe (G4) Geomagnetic Storm Watch was in January 2005." 

This type of activity can have an impact such as interfering with satellites, the electric grid, the internet, etc., or a cool thing would be seeing the auroa borealis in areas not typically seen. But, what does this all mean for dogs with epilepsy? It *can be* a possible seizure trigger.

Many Epi-dogs are sensitive to weather and atmospheric changes and have been reported to having seizures. This "solar storm train"--if the predictions are correct--is a biggie. So, if you've noticed that your Epi-dog is having any type of pre-ictal or seizure activity, and you are not sure why, this could be a possible trigger. 

What to do? I always say, be prepared:

1. Have your First Aid Kit with rescue meds at the ready. 

2. Keep your Epi-dog cool and as calm as possible. See my vetted  Gibson poster for placement and suggestions.

3. Touch base with your vet. 

4. And I know these words are the hardest to do, but try not to panic or worry as our dogs pick up on our moods. 

Do keep in mind this is just a cautionary notice, your Epi-dog may not even be affected by this and I sure hope not. But, being prepared is always a plus.

Also, be sure to check out my post, "Can Solar Flares, Lunar Phases, Eclipses & Weather Changes Trigger Seizures in Dogs With Epilepsy?" for more info.

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  1. WOW, I didn't know that. Good luck to all the pupsters the next couple of days.

  2. I'd never thought of solar flare storms as a possible seizure trigger. Thank you for the information.


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