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.
How can I help my mature, finicky, allergic, and obese cat lose weight?
My cat is a 9 year, 16 lbs domestic house cat that i rescued off the streets when she was only 2 months old. She gained a lot of weight due to free feeding at my mom's. At her heaviest she weighed 20 lbs. I switched her food and now limit the amount feed, no more free feeding. About 3 years ago she developed an allergy to the food i had her on. Found out she's allergic to chicken, and grains. She's also a finicky cat. I can feed her whatever dry food but her can food has to be sheba, or fancy feast seafood flavors. not the greatest. I've since put her on Instinct Rabbit formula and have been trying (unsuccessfully) to get her to eat the variety of wet food they offer since its grain and gluten free. she refuses to eat it. i know wet is better and it helps them lose the weight and maintain. but with her allergies i don't want to put her mainly on sheba. Just wanted to reach out for advice for helping her get back to a healthy weight. Thank you