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.
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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.
Past deaths from melamine?
Last year, three of my cats had to be put to sleep because of health issues. I also lost my two dogs. Two of the cats were 16+ years old. One dog was 15 years old, and the other had diabetes with multiple complications. But, other than the dog with diabetes, I really had not expected to lose any of them much less one after another. Renal failure, congestive heart disease, cancer were the varying causes identified by our vet. But, I then and now wonder about poisoning of some sort. To have them crash as they did made no sense to me. I know that I have not come to grips with losing them so maybe I am just looking for answers that are not to be found. Any info out there about earlier pet deaths that just did not makes sense? It is now clear that the melamine has been in the pet food for a long time. Was it causing earlier deaths that did not get identified until recently?