Sally Bahner

Sally E Bahner, freelance writer
Sally E Bahner

Sally E. Bahner is a cat behavior expert with extensive knowledge of cat care. She owns an independent consulting practice to help owners with cats. She is a freelance writer with 20+ years experience writing on cat behavior and care.


  • Former editor-in-chief of The Whole Cat Journal
  • Feline behavior and care consultant
  • Recently developed a feline behavior and care consulting practice
  • 20+ years experience freelance writing focusing on cats



A longtime local journalist, Sally has spent the last 20 years specializing in cat-related issues, specifically nutrition, holistic care and multiple cat behaviors.

She has been a columnist for several newspapers along the Connecticut shoreline since 1997. Sally was editor-in-chief of The Whole Cat Journal and has contributed to CatNip, Cat Watch, and Animal Wellness. Sally has taught courses on cat care and has presented programs throughout the New Haven, Connecticut area.

Sally contributed cats content for The Spruce Pets and more recently, she developed a practice as a feline behavior and care consultant.


Sally received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Upsala College in 1972.

Awards and Publications

Sally has received multiple awards through CWA and Connecticut Chapter Society of Professional Journalists competitions. She has also been a guest on Tracie Hotchner’s Dog Talk and Cat Chat and has appeared on local television. 

Expertise: Feline Behavior, Cat Care, Cat Nutrition
Education: Upsala College
Location: Greater New York City Area
Title: Cat Expert and Consultant

About The Spruce Pets

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