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, www.catster.com 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.
Inflammatory bowel disease or cancer?
I\'m wondering if anyone has had the same symptoms as me and were told it might be IBD or cancer. I have slowly lost 2 pounds in the past two years, and have almost lost a pound this year. I had blood tests and x-rays that showed I don\'t have kidney failure, diabetes, hyperthyroidism or any obvious tumors. The vet said weight loss is a symptom of IBD, so I just started Prednisone to see if that helps me gain weight. If not, I have to get an abdominal ultrasound to look for cancer. What confuses mom is that I don\'t act sick. Could I have had cancer for two years but still be energetic?
I\'m wondering if anyone has been in this dilemma and what happened.