01 November 2017

A Book Birthday and a Giveaway

November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month. So, I thought it appropriate to not only raise epilepsy awareness but also celebrate a book birthday - Living with Canine Epilepsy turns 2 today!  Can you believe it? Two years ago, my canine health book was published. And to help celebrate I'm giving away a copy of my book. To enter the giveaway just click the link below and follow the instructions.

To all my readers who have been following me over the years of my writing journey, thank you for all your support, encouragement, and enthusiasm! You make the hard work worthwhile, and I could not have done it without you. If I have not "met" you yet, make sure you head over to one of my social media outlets and introduce yourself. Thank you for celebrating with me!  =)

About the book:

November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month. Epilepsy, a condition that not only affects over 65 million people worldwide but also touches the lives of up to six percent of the global canine population and their human families. In fact, epilepsy is the most diagnosed neurological disorder. This is only a rough estimate since many cases of canine epilepsy remain undiscovered by the respective dog owners as their canine companions often experience their seizures when they are inactive, most often late at night or during the early morning hours.  

So, what are the odds that a newly-wed couple would adopt two unrelated dogs, and both develop epilepsy? In case you are wondering, based on some rough calculations, the odds were 3 in 1000. They never intended to adopt to handicapped canine companions, yet somehow they ended up with two dogs that out of nowhere began to convulse one day. First recognized in ancient times, Hippocrates referred to epilepsy as the sacred disease. However, nothing about it seems “sacred”! Watching a beloved pet suffer a seizure can be an extremely traumatic event. Learning to live with an animal with complex health issues is never easy; learning to live with two dogs with severe epilepsy can seem like an overwhelming task.

Epilepsy manifests in frightening ways, causing a dog to experience sudden, uncontrolled attacks. Living with canine epilepsy can be a daunting prospect, but with some help from a veterinarian and planning on part of the pet owner these dogs can lead a relatively normal life. Common sense combined with medicine can make this disorder manageable. If you are new to dealing with a pet with epilepsy, take a step back and don’t forget to breath! While no one can promise that everything will be alright, the author can tell you from personal experience that sticking with your pet(s) and getting them on a proper medication regimen can lead to many hours of happiness and beautiful memories. 

This book is not meant to be a diagnostic tool or replacement for proper veterinary care but recounts the author’s experiences with this disorder. It expresses personal views, opinions and beliefs of the author. A pet’s health care is an individual matter, and pet owners should consult a veterinary professional for guidance. Living with Canine Epilepsy (Paperback edition ISBN-13: 9781514263198, ISBN-10: 151426319X, Kindle Edition ASIN: B017GGWFM6) is available for purchase at amazon.com and other fine online retailers.

So, when you are ready to bring a furry companion into your home or your current fur baby develops this neurological disorder, don't automatically pass up the one with canine epilepsy or think that euthanasia is your only option. Just because a dog has health issues does not mean they cannot live a full life or won't be able to provide you with unconditional love every day. Give them a chance at a meaningful existence...canine epilepsy does not have to be a death sentence!

Piper is the author of several non-fiction books, and recently added her debut historical fiction novel In the Shadow of Her Majesty to her ever-expanding collection of published writings. When she isn't busy typing away on her computer, she can be found chasing after her furry children or holding on tightly to a good cup of coffee. Follow her on LinkedInFacebookGoodreads and Google+.


  1. Truly this has been a great piece to read. Excellent info! Thanks for posting and sharing.

    1. You're welcome! So glad you enjoyed this post. =)

  2. The giveaway is officially closed. Thank you, everyone, for participating! And the winner is Amy Windsor...congratulations! Hope you enjoy this quick read and find it useful! =)