When it’s a bad thing that your dog misses you.

I am back in the saddle after an extra long weekend away as I jetted off to my home province of British Columbia to be a bridesmaid in my cousins beautiful wedding (few photos up on instagram; rescuemomblog). I actually just returned this morning. I was up at 3:30am to head to the airport! Going to be an extremely long day I am thinking! I have some really amazing things planned for these next few months! They’re going to be ALOT of fun!IMG_7268 Anyways, as you all have seen online, my first night away, Rolo woke up in the middle of the night having a seizure. The same thing happened in July as I was out of town again. His medication levels are perfect, so I am going to start calling them “stress seizures” as Rolo’s seizures are not triggered by food, sound, sight, smell etc.

Over the past 4 years we have worked so hard at creating this unbreakable, indescribable bond. I am heartbroken that this has to happen to him especially over something that should be happy (our bond)! It only started in July. I will be working on trying to get him out of these episodes but in the mean time…My mom came up with a brilliant idea! She told me to get my hubby (as he was home with Rolo on the weekend) to take something that smelled like me and put it near his bed. So hubby went and got this blanket I cuddle with on the couch, my two pillowcases, some lululemon headbands(that I wear constantly) and put them all over his area in our bedroom. You can see Rolo hiding under his dads feet on Saturday. He doesn’t do this often.

I am not a veterinarian and these are my own results.

Rolo did not have a seizure the two other nights I was gone after we tried this. He still took his regular medication dose along with one extra pill after he had the seizure on the Friday around 11pm (same time as the last time I went away and he had his first seizure). I am so happy and relieved that it worked for him and will need to try it out again before planning another trip away for a longer period of time to see if this method really works for us. If not, we will have to look into a backup method which will likely be more medication. To the left you will see Rolo’s happy face after I returned home. He was ever so happy to have me home! and I was so happy to have my boy back with me! We will be going to do something special this weekend together. shhh…no one tell him that I took his cousin to Petsmart while I was in Calgary, or he will get really jealous!

Stay Happy & Seizure Free xoxox


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3 thoughts on “When it’s a bad thing that your dog misses you.

  1. Jennifer says:

    I am so sorry Rolo had a seizure while you were away but I am so happy it sounds like you a found a solution to stop him from having stress seizures when missing you when you are not home. Your thinking was smart and creative and best of all it paid off for the remaining days you were away.

    • Kimberley says:

      I agree! Im thinking I will test this out a few more times before I go away for a week long period as its no fun for me and im sure no fun for him, even though he cannot remember it.

  2. Knotty Toys for Good Dogs says:

    CEO Olivia sends nudges to Rolo. Great idea! Also Ocular Compression Therapy as an additional treatment may also help. We just posted a blog on this. It helped Olivia fight off over 8 seizures recently. Stay strong Rolo.

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