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.
gum disease and other symptoms in 1 year old kitties
I have been struggling with all sorts of symptoms in my year old kitties, Mr. B. and his sister Popo, that include chronic eye infections, respiratory infections, cold sores, and severe gum infection. They tested negative for FIV and were diagnosed with herpes virus, though no tests were made. I have spent much money on vets, including a holistic vet who administered acupuncture at a whopping $110 a treatment! Currently they eat raw food and I give them lots of supplements including colustrum, l-lysine, probiotics, and aloe juice. They have not been tested for Calici virus because I don't see the point, I'll just have to manage the symptoms anyway. The eye infections and cold sores are more or less under control, but the gum disease has not improved. Any experience and especially any success with treating these symptoms, especially the gum disease (Mr. B has lost several teeth) would be much appreciated.