Month: February 2008

  • When is thyroid surgery a good idea for cats?

    Since there doesn’t seem to be a Dr. Mewas, I’ll see if Dr. Barchas can help ;-) My cat, Jasper, was diagnosed with hyperthroidism a little over a year ago. He is now taking Tapazole twice a day and the blood tests show he is under control. I’m writing to ask for your opinion on …

  • What could cause my cat’s urine to smell strong?

    Hello, We have a 14-year-old, female, half feral, cat. During the past couple of weeks we have noticed that her urine smells very strong, very different than ever before. She is eating and drinking normally and does not appear to have difficulty urinating and the amount she is passing seems normal. Do you think that her strong scented urine is …

  • Please Vote: Dogster & Catster Nominated in the 2008 CNET Webware 100 Awards!

    Please Vote For Dogster & Catster In The CNET Webware 100 Awards! Again this year, Catster and Dogster have been selected as finalists in the Webware 100 Awards by the editors of CNET Webware.com. We’re part of the Social category this time around. Meows and barks! The CNET Webware 100 Awards give kudos to the …

  • New, Improved Catster Site News & Updates!

    New And Improved Catster Site News & Updates! Meow meow! The Catster Site News and Updates blog was one of the first features to go live after the site launched in and it’s performed amazingly well. But we need better! So we have relaunched it with many improved features you can enjoy. The new direct …

  • Is there a secret to trimming nails?

    My dog WILL NOT let us cut her toenails. They are getting quite long and brittle. Is there any way we can restrain her and calm her down without going to the vet? “Dragon Puppy” Kent, WA To be sure, some dogs and cats are funny about their nails. I have known dogs who did not object to …

  • Is there a way to keep my cat from swatting my guests?

    Hi, I have a cat who swats at people as they walk by him. I am not sure what to do to remedy this situation. He loves adores me…but anyone else and he seems to be on the offense. Any suggestions… Thanks. Cathy NC Based on your description, it sounds like your cat is swatting in a playful fashion. …

  • Personalized Valentine’s Day Pets

    Personalized Valentine’s Day Pet Characters Dogster and Catster members are in love with Valentine’s Day, judging by the number of Pet Pages being decorated with hearts… chocolates and roses being given in the Gift Shop… and flirty games being played in Groups. So we have a special treat for everyone: talking canine and feline characters …

  • Love Is in the Air! New Valentine’s Day Rosettes

    New Valentine’s Day Rosettes Our members have been clamoring for romantic Rosettes, and we’re delivering. Check out the special new pawresents in our Gift Shop. We have Rose, Heart and Lip Rosettes, plus a Cupid, Candy Hearts and a big Box of Chocolates so you can spread the love to all your favorite pups and …

  • Our New Vet Blog

    Our New Vet Blog Dr. Eric Barchas, DVM, a veterinarian in San Francisco and longtime friend of Dogster and Catster, has launched a blog on our sites. He has been answering pet health questions from our members for years, and he’ll continue to do so in a new, expanded format while also covering animals in …

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