Dear Dogster reader,

Almost two years ago, we invested numerous resources and rebuilt the Dogster 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 Dogster community will be closing down on July 20, 2019.

Dogster 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 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.


I have a 6yr old male Bichon Frise that we added to our family about a month ago. When we first got

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  • Tiffany CarsonTiffany Carson St. MarysPosts: 15,800Member
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    I had a similar experience with my dog (different breed) when he chewed and scratched himself to the point of getting bald spots last year. (Flea infestation.) He got gray spots on his exposed skin after a while. When I asked about it I was told that it was most likely from more exposure to the sun than his skin is used to.
  • Viridianna FerreiraViridianna Ferreira FerndalePosts: 2Member
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    Hey, I have an 8 months old little bichon, and when she was 4 months her skin star getting dark spots, I search about it, and on this breed is pretty normal, actually is a sign of being healthy, after I found this out I feel way better!!!
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