- Author of dozens of pet care books
- Certified animal behavior consultant
- Has written about pets for more than 25 years
Amy Shojai, CABC, is a former writer for The Spruce for several years. She has been writing about cats (and dogs) for more than 25 years. She has won dozens of awards for her books, articles, and broadcast appearances. Her work empowers pet lovers by turning "medicalese" into understandable information they need to make informed decisions for their beloved companion pets.
Amy is a certified member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, founder and president emeritus of the Cat Writers’ Association, and a member/volunteer with several other animal welfare and writing organizations. She is a spokesperson for the pet product industry and a sought-after keynote speaker and lecturer at conferences around the country.
She has been featured as a pet care specialist in The New York Times, Reader’s Digest, Woman’s Day, Family Circle, Woman’s World, and other leading newspapers and magazines. She regularly appears on national radio and television as an expert, including CNN, Animal Planet, Cats 101, Dogs 101, and The Today Show.
Amy routinely attends veterinary conferences and behavior seminars, and also regularly interviews other experts to keep her knowledge current.
About The Spruce
The Spruce, a Dotdash brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce family of brands, including The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts collectively reach 30 million people each month.
For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.