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Month: May 2008

  • Is Tuna Safe for Cats?

    Is tuna fish safe to give my cats as a treat once in a while? Pauline Philadelphia, PA Unless one of your cats has a medical condition that requires a special diet, I see no problem with giving them a little bit of tuna fish now and then. Tuna has taken a bit of a …

  • Can Pets get Sunburned?

    We live in Denver and love to go hiking in the mountains, where the air is thin, and where natural sun protection is non-existent. Even the tannest of our out-of-state friends needs to be reminded to bring sunblock. But what about their dogs that they bring out for vacation? Can they get sunburned? And if so, what can …

  • What Causes Cysts to Fill With Fluid?

    Hello Dr. Barchas, I have a nearly 17-year-old cat who has a benign basal cell cyst on his neck that I empty with a disposable needle every three or four days. I purchase them from the pharmacy and use a fresh one each time. I decided to go this route because of his age and not wanting to subject …

  • Pawsome New Breed Profiles

    Catster HQ Has Added Even More Breed Profiles to Our Site We’re up to 46 original, Catster-exclusive breed pages. Check ’em out: American Bobtail American Wirehair Anatolian Balinese California Spangled Cat Chantilly/Tiffany Chartreux Colorpoint Shorthair Cornish Rex Devonshire Rex Egyptian Mau European Burmese Havana Brown Javanese Korat LaPerm Minskin Munchkin Nebelung Oriental Ragamuffin Savannah Siberian …

  • What Causes Ear Problems in Kittens?

    Dear Dr Barchas- Thank you for being here. I have recently adopted a little black cat. He was born in a barn. He has serious abrasions and infection in front of both ears. I have been treating him with Neosporin and a little peroxide. I can not afford to take him to the vet at this time. Do you have …

  • New & Improved Catster Video Tools!

    Check Out Our New Video Features! Today we deployed a new video solution on the site. We’re super-excited, because it will make our members’ video management experience so much better! If you’ve uploaded videos in the past, all your existing videos will continue to display and play fine and will require no changes. The benefits …

  • Furrific May Holiday Gifts & Rosettes

    May is full of fun meowlidays, and we have pawresents to celebrate them all! From Cinco de Mayo to Mother’s Day to Memorial Day, you’ll find a surprise for every pet in the Gift Shop. Here are the new Special Gifts: Here are the new Rosettes:

  • What Causes Nosebleeds in Pets?

    My sister’s cat Snooky (an 8-year-old female Maine Coon) has a bleeding nose. My sister thought it was from allergies but the bleeding, while not effusive, has continued. Snooky is eating, drinking normally, energy is normal, no fever, no signs of lethargy or depression. My sister has an appointment with the vet but she is …

  • Check Out Improvements to the Homepage!

    Catster HQ has Launched New Homepage Upgrades in Response to Your Feedback We launched a number of revisions to the homepage back in January in response to feedback meowed in by our members. We’ve been keeping a close eye and ear on what’s working and what isn’t working for you, and we’ve made some more …

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