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, www.dogster.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 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.
Caring for a blind dog - advice please!
My dearly loved precious Lhasa Apso, Katie, is in the advanced stage of Pigmentary Keratitis - a build up of pigment in the eyes, which has caused her to go blind. We have tried a treatment with drops (Maxitrol) to retard the progress, but the time has come when the condition is so far advanced that we now believe she has lost virtually all of her sight.
So far, she has adapted amazingly well. We have been making sure she gets as much help as she needs, for example we have made sure she has 'her' pathways to negotiate the home safely, she knows where everything is and she knows we won't move anything around. She shares her home with our younger (sighted) little friend, Poppy who is a Lhasa/Shih Tzu cross, who has been a wonderful help - she even guides Katie when they go up to the garden.
Katie seems to be a little more 'lost' though, these past couple of days. She seems to veer off track, is sitting barking for no reason we can eliminate and we would value all advice:-)