About CatPet.club Magazine
Welcome to community of cat enthusiasts!
We have spent literally thousands of hours to share our cat experience and expertise with you.
Our core principles:
- Competence – 100% of our articles are written and then fact-checked by veterinarians, nutritionists, and behaviorists.
- Attention to detail – we have zero tolerance to factual errors because your cat’s wellbeing is on the line.
- Trust – most of the statements that aren’t an opinion or common knowledge are supported either by our own expertise or links to high authority sources such as WebMD, Vetstreet, AAFCO and others.
Our review process:
We strive to share expert knowledge about all the reviewed products. CatPet.Club review board has developed an algorithm that allows our reviews to provide insightful analysis and original research.
Step 1: Research the products in a category
Our product specialists analyze the range of available products in both online and brick-and-mortar stores. The most relevant products are purchased for future testing.
Step 2: Thoroughly test the product
This phase varies depending on the type of product. Cat veterinarians, nutritionists, and behaviorists are highly involved in creating a testing methodology for each product category: Cat gadgets and electronics are tested for battery life, power, safety, and specific ability to serve the key function. Cat furniture is analyzed for sturdiness, quality of materials, and UX. Cat litter is tested for its ability to absorb liquids and scents. We often include a detailed testing methodology into the specific guide to explain our choice to readers. As a result, we receive the quantitative measurements of the product’s performance and quality.
Step 3: Compare the product with alternatives
Having a set of characteristics and quantitative measurements for each product we compare the product with available alternatives. This helps our readers to understand the product’s position in the market offering.
Step 4: Explain the best use case for a product
Every category has a number of products that have different characteristics. Our goal is to identify the key decision-making factors and clearly explain the most relevant use case for each given product.
Step 5: Fact-check the information
To make sure that all information is accurate, every article is fact checked by a veterinarian, behaviorist, nutritionist or other relevant expert.
Our mission is to create a reliable source of information about cat nutrition, care and behavior. Everyone deserves to receive a high quality information for free without Googling. We never sell our opinion. It means that we’ll never recommend any product or service for money. We research the information online and combine this knowledge with our experience and expertise to provide a quality insight that would be helpful for cat owners around the world.
CatPet.Club Review Board
Jimmie O’Chutt – CEO
- 25+ years of experience owning cats
- His expert opinion was shared on NAPPs, CattingtonPost, DogsBestLife and other media
- Saved his cat’s life and is successfully managing the chronic impaired kidney function in him.
I’m happy you are reading this, really!
Here’s my story.
I’m 29 and I’ve been living with cats for 25 years. I fed them, I took care of them, helped cats with parturitions, trained cats and However, most of these years these were my parents’ cats. But in January, 2015 my life changed.
I became a cat owner!
Me and my girlfriend adopted a tiny 4-months old black maine coon Ronnie. Now we call ourselves cat parents and we’re proud of this.
But our story is not typical. When Ronnie was 1 year (January, 2016) he was diagnosed with a chronic impaired kidney function. That month became the most difficult and the most desperate battle in my life. We tried everything possible: we consulted five vets, we tested all possible medicine and additives like Pet Wellbeing, literally asked anyone we knew for possible help.
And we won! That was not easy. No one gave us an optimistic forecast. But we did it! It’s hard to explain my feelings, but I’m thankful for God every single day that Ronnie is with us!!!
This changed my attitude to cats forever. For me it’s not just a pet – it’s a companion, he’s the part of my family.
In September 2018 I created CatPet YouTube channel with games for cats and this site to share my unique experience and expertise about cats. You’re welcome to read and comment – I’m always curious what you think!
Claudine Sievert – Chief Editor and Veterinary Consultant
- Doctor of veterinary medicine and veterinary consultant
- Helped 1000+ cats and dogs
- Cited in Reader’s Digest, Catster, Cosmopolitan, and other high caliber publications.
Hello, dear reader, my name is Claudine Sievert, and I’m glad to see you in my blog. Wonder why did I start this project? Continue reading
Since my childhood, I always desired to help and care about pets – this is a lifelong love, and I’m sure it’s mutual. To make my dream come true, I graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine. My education coupled with years of experience enabled me to deal with a wide range of issues including:
- acute and chronic diseases in pets;
- traumas and injuries;
- care and nutrition of exotic and home pets;
- emergency help.
I’ve been working in several veterinarian clinics and hospitals helping pets with various diseases and problems. As an experienced specialist I can say for sure: your pets’ health depends on what you feed them and how you care about them. This is why I have decided to become a private pet care specialist.
Today, I live in Manhattan, Kansas and help people figure out the best diet for their animals and provide recommendations on how to improve their general well-being. To enhance my expertise, I finished natural cat health masterclass to provide my patients with informative and useful consultations about cat behavior and healthy lifestyle.
Although I have experience of working with livestock and exotic animals, today I mostly consult the clients with cats – this is my personal preference. I know what our feline friends need and strive to provide my clients with comprehensive guidelines and information to keep their pets healthy and happy.
To fulfill my dream of helping cats and their owners, I decided to make this blog together with Jimmie and Kim Baumgart, article author and student of the College of Veterinary Medicine. We have a lot of experience that we want to share with you.
Why do patients trust me?
Aside from having relevant education, I keep improving my skills and learning new things about cats’ healthy lifestyle and eating habits, peculiarities of their behavior and psychological needs. I helped thousands of kittens and cats of different breeds and ages – my patients’ grateful reviews are the best proof of my qualification. I strive to treat every animal with maximum care and tenderness, and my clients truly appreciate that.
Lionel Farrow – Animal Nutritionist, Cat Nutrition Consultant
- Board-certified Ph.D. Animal Nutritionist
- 7 years of experience
- Cited in WSJ, AKC, and other top-tier media.
Kimberly K. Baumgart – RVT, LVT
- Licensed veterinary technician
- Graduated from College of Veterinary Medicine
- 1000+ hours of practice with cats
Hi guys, nice to meet you all here and see you reading about the humans behind Catpet.Club! My name is Kimberly, but you may call me Kim. Wondering why I’m writing this blog?
Here’s my story:
A happy owner of two lovely cats, Smokey and Rambo, I was not that happy for them to have frequent problems with hairballs and digestion. Constant visits to vets and reading tons of books and research papers about feline nutrition, health, and behavior did their work:
Now I’m a senior student at the College of Veterinary Medicine and a voluntary assistant at my local veterinary hospital. Also, I have two years of practice in cat shelters under my belt: helped owners treat strays from health problems they gained in the streets.
Born and raised in Manhattan, Kansas, I’m still living here. Writing the OP-ED articles to our Kansas State Collegian from time to time, I was pleased when Claudine Sievert invited me to join Catpet.Club and write about cats!
So, here I am, sharing my knowledge and pet-related experience with you.
Besides writing and helping cats, I love to travel around the globe (Egypt is the next one in my plans), support our Wildcats basketball team, and read books. A few that I’d recommend to all cat owners are “How to Look After Your Cat” by Sarah Richards and “Rescued: The Stories of 12 Cats, Through Their Eyes.”
I do find cat behaviors the most entertaining thing to observe, as they can teach us, humans, many things on self-esteem, confidence, and hearty egoism. Because, while we are trying to make this world better, brighter, and kinder, saving the planet and people, we often forget about the dearest and nearest creature who needs our love and attention: ourselves.
Why read my reviews and articles here?
With my love for all pets in general and cats in particular, I make the most out of my professional background as a vet to help your four-legged friend stay healthy and happy. I write texts with the up-to-date data from scholarly sources in mind for you to get scientifically proven information only. Specializing in self-criticism, I’ve developed a habit to double-check all the facts before I hit “Publish” – and you will see my writings here at the Catpet.Club blog.
I appreciate reasonable criticism, and I do love networking! So feel free to share your thoughts (or funny cat pic and GIFs) with me.
Amber LaRock – Licensed Veterinary Technician
- 6 years of experience in emergency medicine
- 4 years of experience in general practice
- Experience in working with rescues around the world
- Skilled in high volume desexing missions
- Have fostered 40+ kittens
- & have likely helped thousands of animals over the last 10 years
My name is Amber. I am a dedicated animal lover that turned my passion into my career. I am a Licensed Vet Tech with 10 years of experience in veterinary medicine, with special interest in emergency and critical care. I’ve spent the last 6 years working in an emergency animal hospital, and recently took my career online to help spread accurate information on animal care. With how vast the online world is, I have a strong desire to ensure that the reader always walks away with helpful pet advice.
I am also a full time traveler that is dedicated to spreading awareness on animal welfare around the world. I have a deep passion for community outreach and education, and helping to improve the lives of animals in areas without access to proper veterinary care. With transitioning to being an online vet tech, I have been able to work with multiple rescues in Southeast Asia, as well as South America. My typical tasks range from assisting with spay and neuter missions, offering client education, mass vaccinations projects, and more.
Animals are my world, and I have geared my life around helping them in any way I can! If I am not at my laptop, or back home visiting family, you can find me somewhere in the world, cuddling every furry friend that I can find!
Sakura Davis, Veterinary Technician, Veterinary Consultant and Contributor to CatPet.Cub
My name is Sakura. I received my Bachelors of Science in Animal Science and have been working as a veterinary technician for about 5 years. I absolutely love my job and am passionate about providing quality care for all the patients I see.
My daily tasks include taking in appointments, discussing preventative care for patients such as vaccines and heartworm/flea preventions, and occasional surgeries. I currently own one dog, a 3 year old Pitbull mix. He is a rescue however, he was definitely meant to be part of our family.
Meredith Brouillette – Certified Cat Behaviorist
- Certified Cat Behaviorist
- 30+ years of experience owning cats
- Volunteer at cat shelter at San Francisco
- Helped 100+ cats with depression, litter misbehavior, scratching, and aggression.
Dear cat parents,
My name is Meredith Brouillette and I am as crazy about our feline friends, as you are. I am so excited to see you all here, reading my advice on pet care. You may wonder why I have come up with an idea to share my pet owner experience with you. Just keep on reading!
I am 48 years old, and thirty years of my life I have been living side by side with cats. The first cat I cared about was my little niece’s kitten that she got for her 5th birthday. Being too little for raising her pet on her own my niece often asked for my help. So living in one house with her I became the second mom for her little kitty.
That kitten got her name – Shadow. She was grey and walked so quietly, just like our shadows on the ground or wall. That was Shadow who really transformed my life and turned me into a real cat lover and pet care enthusiast. The cat was 16 when she died, but by that time I had already had two other cats at home. My elder sons have learnt how to care about our furry family members since childhood, and now there are cats in their families, too.
As you see, the habit of having meowing friends at home has appeared in my family since then. Now my youngest 10-year-old daughter is helping me with our two kittens and one senior cat. Obviously, our cats need special care taking into account their age. Besides, one of our kittens is prone to allergies, so it made me more careful in selecting food and pet care products for him. Now I have to look for such things far more carefully and attentively, so hypoallergenic foods and organic products are the best choice for me today.
My love for cats has also led me to one of pet shelters in San Francisco. I have been an active volunteer there for almost five years. In fact, that was my daughter who actually showed me the way of help and volunteer service thanks to her love and passion for pets since her toddler years.
There are currently 27 cat residents at our shelter. It seems that I have learnt a whole bunch of information on how to care for injured animals for these five years. Three of our furry ladies were rescued and lost one paw. So we had to figure out how to make their lives descent and happy no matter what had happened to them in the past. Another boy does not have an eye. It makes my heart bleed seeing how cruel humans sometimes can be towards animals.
However, volunteer work has made me an expert in everything related to cat care. That is why I am here to share my expertise with you. My thirty-year-old experience and will to find the best products at best prices are a sort of engine for me. I hope you will find my reviews helpful.