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.
One member from Dog Health Forum suggested that you folks might be able to help me:
It has been bitterly cold here in Alberta (-25 celcius) for most of the month of December, while we were away (enjoying warm weather, yeah!) Our kennel is execellent, but the pups did not wear anything on their paws. Keeva's pads are just fine, but Xena is suffering from pads that are so dry that they are cracked and hurt her terribly. She is chewing on the dry, cracked skin thereby exposing raw skin. I have been applying Vaseline onto her paws and then putting baby socks on her paws so that the Vaseline doesn't end up all over our carpet, and it is helping somewhat. Does anyone have a better solution? I have only been able to find products that should be applied before they go out into the cold to prevent the problem, (they are now wearing booties), but nothing to help moisturize the dry cracked paws. PS - Being in Alberta, Bag Balm is not an option. It is not available for sale here due to some government regulation as a concession to the cattle industry.