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Care for the Epi-Dog Caregiver is So Important

Caring for the Epi-Dog & Caregiver

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You know the scene...you’ve been up most of the night watching over your beloved dog who just had a seizure or is ill. Whether you dog has been diagnosed with Canine Epilepsy or just experienced its first seizure, it is a frightening experience for dog caregivers. Triggers come in many ways and forms, and not all the same things trigger a seizure in dogs. The “wild west” of causes can keep a dog parent on edge—from developing a care and hopefully anti-seizure treatment plan with your vet, to the daily worry of whether or not your dog will have another seizure. Then there is the post-seizure cleanup of both your beloved dog and its surrounds. Caring for an Epi-dog can be exhausting mentally, physically, and sometimes even financially. While we now know a lot about Canine Epilepsy and how these Epi-dogs can and do live happy lives thanks to medication, nutrition, alternative therapies, and mainly the overall care given by the families who love them. But just as important as it is ca

Memorial Day: May We Never Forget

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  "Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul."    ~Michel de Montaigne   "As you enjoy your weekend with friends and family, we hope that you will take a moment to recognize and reflect on those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. Speak their names and tell their stories with us," states Warrior Canine Connection . Warrior Canine Connection's mission "is a pioneering organization that utilizes a Mission Based Trauma Recovery (MBTR) model to help recovering Warriors reconnect with life, their families, their communities, and each other." Below are some of the beautiful pups named after soldiers who sacrificed their all for our freedoms... We Will Always Remember. Photo Credit: Animal Planet publicity photo of a soldier and military working dog.      Back to our Home Page and Don't Forget to Visit Our Other Pages, including Our #LiveGibStrong On-Line K-9 Epilepsy Resource Page,  About the Sibe

Memorial Day Weekend Meant Pool Time for the Huskies!

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   FiveSibes #Flashback ~ Wolfie and Bandit ~ 2015   Memorial Day Weekend is here and that always signaled the unofficial start to summer and the hot weather here...and it also meant the time when I purchased new kiddie pools for my FiveSibes and set them up out on our covered deck for them to frolic in and splash around to keep cool on those hot days when they needed exercise. Oh, what fun those first days of bringing out the pools, dragging the hose up on the deck, and the excitement in the Huskies as I the sound of the water hit the plastic pools! It wasn't a complete event unless they were sprayed with the hose mist and instantly ran into zoomies—in and out of the pool!💦  I have so many fun wonderful summer pool pics of them. Today, it's Pupsters Wolfie and Bandit in the pool. I had just bought them all a new ball to play pool Fetch with, and they were ready! I can close my eyes and smile as I still hear the splashing, the throaty sounds of their joy, and the thumping and

Red-Nosed Huskies For Red Nose Day to Help End Child Poverty

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I s your nose red? It should be! Why? It's the 10th Anniversary of Red Nose Day!  My FiveSibes donned red noses back in 2017 and each year after of their lives and all for a great cause— in support of ending child poverty across the globe.   Red Nose Day, in its 10th year, is an initiative by the non-profit Comic Relief, with it's mission "We Exist For One Purpose: To End Poverty." Did you know that "nearly one in six children in the U.S." are living in poverty today?  Together, with our dogs (who are a child's best friend to so many) as our co-advocates, we can be the change for children in need by joining together to reach Red Nose Day's goal to "end child poverty--one nose at a time."   Here, at FiveSibes, our Huskies joined us humans in spreading the word and mission. We hope you will, too!   Did you know...?  "In the US alone, around 12 million children – that’s nearly 1 in 6 – live in poverty. Globally, about 663 million childre

When I Was Quoted About Fostering Huskies

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   #Flashback ~ 2014/2015 ~ Harley & My Quote & Best in Print Award ~ Featured in AmericanPet Magazine   It's funny, looking back over photos and published articles, and things I enjoyed with my dogs for my weekly #FlashbackFridays...while I remember every moment spent with them, this one hits a little different now a decade later. I came across this image above in an issue of AmericanPet Magazine, which I loved to write to for and do miss this magazine as it is on an indefinite hiatus. My photo of Harley with the then-newly released book Getting Healthy With Harley was featured in the magazine, and my quote was also highlighted! And then, my book being named "Best in Print!" Huge honor. Seeing it now...almost 10 years later...I feel proud of that book, which I just recently read to my grandson's class because he said it was his "favorite book!" Oh, how that touched my heart! 🥰 And then, to have a quote of mine highlighted by the publisher/edito