Amy D. Shojai, CABC is a certified animal
behavior consultant and nationally known
authority on pet care and behavior. She
began her career as a veterinary
technician and is the award-winning
author of 30 nonfiction pet books and
more than 1000 published articles and
columns. Amy also hosts a weekly half
hour Internet radio "podcast" called Pet
Peeves.  In addition to a weekly
"PETiQuette" newspaper column, she
writes a weekly column at Purina Cat
Chow , is a newsletter columnist for
Sergeant's Pet Care, and the dog and cat
behavior columnist for HomeAgain.com.
She hosts a forum at ivillage.com, is the
official "Cat Blogger" for the NBC
Universal Television Petside site, and a
feature writer for PetsBest.com.  As the
national spokesperson for the Purina Cat
Chow "Way of Life" Tour for four years
she traveled the country, conducted
cat-training demonstrations to owners
and pet professionals, and gave
countless interviews to print and
broadcast media.
Ms. Shojai has written widely in the pet
field on training, behavior, health care
(both allopathic and holistic), and the
health benefits of keeping cats and dogs.
She is the founder and past president of
the international Cat Writers' Association,
a certified member of the International
Association of Animal Behavior
Consultants, Dog Writer's Association of
America, Inc., the President of Oklahoma
Writers Federation, Inc., a member of
International Thriller Writers and of the
Association of Pet Dog Trainers. She has
won numerous awards for her books and

Ms. Shojai frequently lectures at
conferences about writing as well as a
variety of pet-related issues. Ms. Shojai
has been featured on ABC, NBC, CBS,
CNN, and in USA Weekend, The New York
Times, Washington Post, Reader's
Digest, Woman's Day, Family Circle,
Woman's World, and many other leading
newspapers and magazines. She
regularly appears on national radio and
television in connection with her pet
writing. Perhaps most memorably, she
represented the "cat side" and won a
nationally televised tongue-in-cheek
debate (NBC Today Show, Fox, CNN and
others) arguing whether cats or dogs are
the more appropriate White House pets.
Amy D. Shojai
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