Dear Catster reader,

Almost two years ago, we invested numerous resources and rebuilt the Catster community. With new hardware, software and personnel, we did our best to satisfy the many users who shared their thoughts, pictures, questions, and love for and of their pets with us and friends. It was a thriving community with many users. We hoped, however, there would be more like you.

Times and habits have changed and we are sad to announce that the Catster community will be closing down on July 20, 2019.

Catster magazine, and the associated social media sites are NOT shutting down. We encourage you to continue reading the content found in the pages of the magazine and the web sites, commenting through the mechanisms provided and sharing your ideas and comments with us and your fellow readers.

Instructions for accessing pet profiles were shared with everyone in 2017. The instructions can be found elsewhere within the forum. AFTER JULY 20TH, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ACCESS THIS CONTENT. And, effective immediately, we are no longer able to answer questions about the community.

Thank you for your support and we look forward to serving you through our magazine and website.


Gave my 5wk old kitten a bath in dawn soap, the were scabs on the neck from i applied

 Member Posts: 1
The area where I applied the ointment on the kitten's neck now has a bump/mass there. I'm not sure if fleas were still there b4 i applied it, but the bump wasn't there b4 I put it on. Is the kitten in any danger..?? I REALLY DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO...

Best Answers

  • Jessi KnicelyJessi Knicely KimballMember Posts: 272
    Accepted Answer
    take you cat to the vet as soon as possible yes he could be in danger and it could just be an abscess but get him to the vet
  • Vanessa LenkVanessa Lenk Member Posts: 1
    Accepted Answer
    Dawn is extremely toxic ...never use household ingredients on animals. Cats in particular have completely different immune systems than other animals so when purchasing things, make sure it is specifically for cats. Definitely take him to the vet to make sure he's ok. Hope everything turns out ok.
Sign In or Register to comment.

Welcome to the new Catster Community!

Introduce the community to your pet with our Pet Profiles and discover how to use the new community with our Getting Started pages!

Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!