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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