Who is Gibson of #LiveGibStrong?

Gibson was a beautiful wooly Siberian Husky and a beloved member of the FiveSibes family. Diagnosed with idiopathic Canine Epilepsy at age three in 2009, he is the beautiful face behind the FiveSibes #LiveGibStrong K-9 Epilepsy Awareness Campaign, created by author and "FiveSibesMom" Dorothy Wills-Raftery. The idea behind #LiveGibStrong is to help spread the word that dogs can - and DO - live full, happy lives with seizures and/or Canine Epilepsy. 

Also through this campaign, we help raise awareness, educate, and
raise funds dog-eared for non-profit Canine Epilepsy organizations, such as the Canine Epilepsy Resources & The Wally Foundation-Canine Epilepsy, that offer immense support to families of Epi-dogs. With special care, medications, and alternative therapies, Gibson lived seven years seizure free and was an inspiration to Epi-dog families worldwide with is zest and love of life. Epilepsy did not define him. Life did. Gibson earned his angel wings December 16, 2016 three weeks shy of his 10th birthday, NOT from epilepsy, but from hemangiosarcoma that was discovered during surgery after he suddenly became ill. Even as he was carried in for surgery, he wore his big Gibbie smile and gave out those precious Gibbie kisses. He is missed greatly, but is by my side in spirit every single day, inspiring me to be Gib strong.

Gibson embraced life and the challenges he met along the way with a big happy Siberian Husky smile. He was a true Epi-Warrior. With Gibson's spirit by my side, we will continue our Canine Epilepsy  advocacy and education in the effort to help and support other Epi-dog families, and to let them know they are not alone in this journey. It is our continued wish that all Epi-dogs #LiveGibStrong & #LiveGibStrongForever.
Did You Know Your Epi-Dog's Temperature Can Get Dangerously High During/After A Seizure and It's Important to Him/Her Down? 
Here is an important vet-approved resource chart to help show you how to cool your dog down. Simply CLICK ON POSTER below to give you more info.


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"The Sibe Vibe" Epilepsy Episodes

Chatting with Dr. Karen Munana & LVT/Research Specialist Julie Nettifee from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Canine Epilepsy and Seizures in Dogs: A Chat
With Gibson's Lead Vet, Dr. Arnold Rugg

Talking About the Important Link Between Zinc Deficiency and Seizures in Siberian Huskies with Margit Maxwell

Tune in to More Canine Epilepsy Episodes:


Sandra DeMers, author of Cory's Story, how one dog conquered Canine Epilepsy. 

May 2016



Willard Moore, founder of  Molly’s Canine Epilepsy Outreach

March 2016



Mallory Brusletten of The Husky Network & The Adventures of Rocco and Porter on Facebook  about Tri-Pawd Epi-Husky Rocco

October 2015



On the Road with The Empire State Snow Dogs Club’s Canine Epilepsy Expo with Jeanine Chang & Jodi Ekberg

September 2015



Chatting with Canine Epilepsy Advocate Kimberley Matchem & Epi-dog “Rolo” of  Confessions of a Rescue Mom blog

March 2015



Marta Banat of All Paws Animal Massage & Epi-Husky “Rocco”

August 2014



Jim Suthard and Epi-Dog "Malachi"

April 2014



Susan Sehi-Smith of Paws to People: Bridges to Cures

March 2014



Rick Selwood , founder of The Wally Foundation-Canine Epilepsy

November 2013



Marion Mitchell of Canine Epilepsy Resources, Home of the Epil-K9 List

November 2011



Dorothy Wills-Raftery of FiveSibes & #LiveGibStrong K-9 Epilepsy Awareness Campaign on Mushing Radio - February 2012



 Book Nook: Good Epi Reading!

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What Causes Seizures in Pets?

With Dr. Karen Becker, a proactive & integrative wellness veterinarian, by Mercola


Do you have the Free Pet Epilepsy App?

What is it?
Royal Veterinary College Pet Epilepsy Smart Phone App

Have you downloaded the free Royal Veterinary College (RVC) smart phone Epilepsy Tracker app?

Check it out HERE!

In Memory of Gibson
Our FiveSibes Gibson Les Paul of Mystic Mountain

January 6, 2006 ~ December 16, 2015

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