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.


Is there something wrong with my puppy?

I have a 7 month old border collie puppy named Shola, who we desexed about 3 weeks ago. Shola is completely housetrained, so the accidents aren't happening inside which is a good thing (for me) but I'm still quite concerned. For the past few days, Shola has been waking me up at 3-4am every night desperately wanting to go outside and when I do she runs to the grass and urinates. Now this habit has only just started, normay she is very good during the night and never has accidents, she just waits until morning when I get up. Not only is she giving me unwanted morning calls at all hours, but when I take her for walks or to the dog park, she seems to be urinating quite a lot, almost every 3-4 minutes!! When we are around the house she isn't as bad, but her urinating has become quite frequent. I'm worried it could be something along the lines of a urinary tract infection as she does drink a lot of water (but always has). I just want to be 100% sure it's a problem before I take her to a
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