Thursday, July 23, 2015

Canine Epilepsy Awareness Event

According to the American Kennel Club's (AKC) Canine Health Foundation, Epilepsy is one of the most common neurologic diseases found in dogs.  Epilepsy refers to seizures that occur repeatedly over a period of time.  It is estimated that Canine Epilepsy effects as many as 5% of all dogs!  That is one scary statistic! 

Last weekend we attended the Canine Epilepsy Awareness Expo and Fundraiser in Long Island, New York, an event held to help raise awareness about Canine Epilepsy.


Canine Epilepsy effects as many as 5% of all dogs
These two beauties showed up to lend a paw and help raise awareness about Canine Epilepsy!
The event was sponsored by The Empire State Snow Dog Club and the Petco in Garden City Park, Long Island, NY.  Unfortunately the weather was super HOT and humid that day so we elected not to bring our dogs with us to the event.  Fortunately some other folks stopped by with their dogs to lend support for Canine Epilepsy awareness, so we definitely got our puppy fix! 

Jodi and Bruce Ekberg of The Husky Brothers did a great job of organizing this fun event and made the best of it despite the inclement weather and despite the fact that one of their 4 beautiful amazing Huskies, Frankie, was recently diagnosed with Lymphoma.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jodi and Bruce and their special boy, Frankie.

These two adorable Huskies were chatting it up with each other, probably asking "When do you think they'll bring out the hot dogs?"

I spent a few bucks at the Hug A Husky photo booth, I had to get me some Husky Lovin'!

Getting some love at the Hug A Husky photo booth from Jodi's beautiful dog Tsar!

The food booth at the event where we got some much needed Italian ices, and a hot dog of course!
There were some wonderful vendors that came out to show their support for Canine Epilepsy despite the crummy weather!

We bought one of these Pet Hair Go-Go pet hair removers.  It looks like a sponge & works really well!
The folks from In Home Pet Services were so nice!  They were voted Best Pet Sitting & Boarding in 2014, by the Best Of Long Island Press!
Canine Epilepsy is one of the most common neurologic diseases found in dogs
Two more gorgeous pups checking out the scene!

How delicious do these doggie cookies from Paula's Puppy Pantry look? 
May I please have one of Paula's cookies? I am in need of a Nom-Nom!
NY State Retriever Rescue was there to lend their support.  We were bummed because they had adoptable pups there, but took them back home because of the heat so we didn't get to see them - and love on them!  We understand though, given the heat and humidity.

K-9 Kingdom dog training of W. Babylon New York was there with one of their adorable expertly trained pups!

Tsar rests on his brother Cain's haunches, they're both pooped after helping to raise awareness about Canine Epilepsy!
"With some special care and a lot of love, dogs can - and DO - live full, happy lives with Canine Epilepsy"  -  Dorothy Wills-Rafferty, Author and "The Sibe Vibe" Radio Show Host.
 
** Visit Dorothy's web site to learn more about Canine Epilepsy at www.FiveSibes.com
** Also see this Canine Epilepsy post on My Pawsitively Pets for facts and tips on Canine Epilepsy

Today we are joining the THOUGHTLESS THURSDAY blog hop!


32 comments:

  1. What a great cause! My sister-in-law had a Sheltie with epilepsy.

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    1. I was so shocked to see how many dogs have epilepsy, I didn't realize it was pretty common. Thanks for stopping by M.K.!

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  2. What a great event to help a great cause out.

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    1. I think so too! Definitely a great cause, epilepsy in dogs is finally being recognized as it should

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  3. Thank you for raising awareness.

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    1. Thanks Jana! It's an important cause.

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  4. Thanks for this post. We can never raise enough awareness about Canine Epilepsy. Sounds like a great event as well!

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    1. I agree, it's a lot more common than I ever realized with up to 5% of dogs having epilepsy! Thanks for stopping by Jenna!

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  5. That's great that they have an awareness event for K9 epilepsy. It such a scary thing to have to deal with. Education and support is so needed. ~RascalandRocco

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    1. It really is scary, and more common than I thought!

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  6. Oh how cool! I haven't seen any awareness events like this in our area. Looks like a fun time. And thank you for linking to my post and letting me know about this!

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    1. It was a really nice event. I'm happy to link to your post, you had such good information that is important for people to know about canine epilepsy

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  7. What a cool event! It is amazing how many dogs suffer from epilepsy. I never knew that until I started reading dog blogs. I hope that the event was able to raise a lot of money for the dogs!
    -Purrs from your friends at www.PlayfulKitty.net

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    1. It is amazing how many dogs are effected by canine epilepsy! Its important to raise awareness.

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  8. Looks like a great event. Hope it was successful funding-wise! Too bad the weather didn't cooperate.

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    1. It was a really nice event. Its a shame the weather wasn't better, but we enjoyed it anyway. Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. Looks like a wonderful event and fundraiser! Those Huskies are adorable too !

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    1. It wss really nice & we certainly got our Husky fix! So many beautiful dogs there!

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  10. This is such a horrible condition whether it's our pets or human friends... What a wonderful event!

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    1. It really is a horrible disease but I'm glad awareness is being raised and treatment is available. Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. Thank you SO much for this great review & pics from the event!!!! Spreading the word about Canine Epilepsy awareness is so important! Gibson and I thank you!

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    1. You and Gib are both very welcome Dorothy! I'm sorry we didn't get a chance to meet, but maybe next time!! Thanks for your kind words and for stopping by!

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  12. How fantastic to have an event to raise awareness about Canine Epilepsy! I'm so glad that they did this. Special needs pets need and deserve loving forever homes. It looks like it was a lot of fun!

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    1. I totally agree! Special needs pets need and deserve loving homes! Thanks for stopping by!

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    2. I totally agree! Special needs pets need and deserve loving homes! Thanks for stopping by!

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  13. Sounds like it was a big success!

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    1. It was a lot of fun and a wonderful event!

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    1. Yes, a very good cause, thanks for stopping by!

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  15. Dr. Osas herbal medicine is a good remedy for Epilepsy disease, I was a carrier of Epilepsy disease and when i was searching the internet on what to do about this Epilepsy, so luckily for me, I saw a testimony on how Dr. Osas cured someone who was having Epilepsy Disease, I decided to contact him. And when I contacted him, he guided me. I asked him for solutions and he started the remedies for my health. Thank God, now everything is fine, I'm cured by Dr. Osas herbal medicine, I'm very thankful to Dr. Osas. Epilepsy disease is a very shameful disease. And it has frustrated my life in so many ways. My mum spent more than $25,000USD on medical treatment and recommended drugs that was given to me by the medical Dr. but they never worked. Until i met Dr Osas. I am now Epilepsy survivor and am grateful. Reach him on doctorosasherbalhome@gmail.com Or contact his number via +2348112252378 or you can as well add him on whatsapp with same number

    DOCTOR OSAS CAN AS WELL CURE THE FOLLOWING DISEASE:-

    1. HIV/AIDS
    2. HERPES
    3. CANCER ALL KINDS
    4. Epilepsy
    5. Hepatitis A,B,C
    6. Diabetes
    7. CHRONIC DISEASE
    8. LYME DISEASE

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  16. Dr. Osas herbal medicine is a good remedy for Epilepsy disease, I was a carrier of Epilepsy disease and when i was searching the internet on what to do about this Epilepsy, so luckily for me, I saw a testimony on how Dr. Osas cured someone who was having Epilepsy Disease, I decided to contact him. And when I contacted him, he guided me. I asked him for solutions and he started the remedies for my health. Thank God, now everything is fine, I'm cured by Dr. Osas herbal medicine, I'm very thankful to Dr. Osas. Epilepsy disease is a very shameful disease. And it has frustrated my life in so many ways. My mum spent more than $25,000USD on medical treatment and recommended drugs that was given to me by the medical Dr. but they never worked. Until i met Dr Osas. I am now Epilepsy survivor and am grateful. Reach him on doctorosasherbalhome@gmail.com Or contact his number via +2348112252378 or you can as well add him on whatsapp with same number

    DOCTOR OSAS CAN AS WELL CURE THE FOLLOWING DISEASE:-

    1. HIV/AIDS
    2. HERPES
    3. CANCER ALL KINDS
    4. Epilepsy
    5. Hepatitis A,B,C
    6. Diabetes
    7. CHRONIC DISEASE
    8. LYME DISEASE

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