Pet Expert Directory

Training, Veterinary Advice and More:

Feline Behavior
Pam Johnson-Bennett is not only the host of the Think Like a Cat message board and monthly chat series but also the award-winning author of six books on cat behavior, including Think Like a Cat, Twisted Whiskers, Hiss and Tell and her latest book, Cat vs. Cat.

Choose the Best Breed
Bash Dibra, author of Your Dream Dog: A Guide to Choosing the Right Breed for You, is an internationally acclaimed animal behaviorist and trainer. Let Bash help you choose the dog of your dreams now. He also has advice about cats!

Animal Rescue
Sue Sternberg owns and runs Rondout Valley Animals for Adoption (RVAA), based in Accord, New York. Additionally, Sue is the author of Successful Dog Adoption and was featured in the 2004 HBO documentary Shelter Dogs.

Explore the complex issue of animal rescue and adoption with Sue on her iVillage message board now.

Your Pet's Well-Being
Award-winning author Amy D. Shojai cares about your pet's well-being. Join her as she takes complex veterinary and behavior concepts and translates them into language everyone can grasp. After writing 18 books on pet care and appearing on radio and TV, Amy is here to help iVillagers give their pets the best care around! Get advice from Amy on her message board now.

Expert Dog Care
Pet professional Charlotte Reed can give you the inside scoop on pet service providers such as dog walkers, pet sitters, doggie day care facilities, kennels and more. Plus, get personal advice from the expert on her message board!

Animal Rights
Meet Kristin Von Kreisler, author of For Bea, the Story of the Beagle Who Changed My Life. A member of the Heroic Pet Committee of the North Shore Animal League, she co-chairs a national campaign for In Defense of Animals.

Dog Training
Andrea Arden, is the author of several dog training books, the director of the Manhattan Dog Training and Behavior Center and has been a popular guest expert on TV and radio shows, magazines -- and

Canine Behavior
Patricia McConnell Ph.D., is an adjunct assistant professor of zoology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a certified Applied Animal Behaviorist. Her company, Dog's Best Friend Ltd., specializes in family dog training and treating aggression in dogs.

The Pet Psychic
Meet Sonya Fitzpatrick, Animal Planet's renowned pet clairvoyant. In her new book, What the Animals Tell Me, she reveals the secrets of the animal world, and teaches readers the telepathic language that animals understand.

Exploring the Nature of Love
Actress Shirley MacLaine has found a perfect love in the furry bundle of irresistible canine charms that is Terry. With her winning terrier ways and an endless wellspring of love with no strings attached, Terry has succeeded in doing what no one before her ever has: slowing Shirley's travels, shifting the actress/author's global axis to hearth and home. With Terry by her side, Shirley sees the world in new ways she never thought possible.

Famous Pets
Rose Ordile is a professional animal trainer for film and television, and has been working in the industry for over 20 years. She's currently the official trainer for Morris the Cat.

Agility Training
Jacqueline O'Neil is the Performance columnist for the AKC Gazette. She also wrote The Ultimate American Pit Bull Terrier, Kids + Dogs = Fun, and Second Start for Howell Book House.

Bird Training
Larry Lachman, PSY.D., Diane Grindol and Frank Kocher, D.V.M. are here to train your companion bird! Their revolutionary approach combines the expertise of an animal behaviorist, a companion parrot consultant and a veterinarian to change mischievous behavior into good manners.

What Your Dog Can Teach You About Being Happy
We've all had those moments when nothing seems to be going right and we find ourselves envying the lives of our dogs. They know how to relax. They know how to have fun. They are dedicated, loyal, and show their love openly. Authors Matt Weinstein and Luke Barber show us how we can all benefit from becoming a little more canine in our human interactions.

Angel Animals
Discover a heartwarming collection of true stories in Angel Animals by Allen and Linda Anderson. Learn how animals connect us with the Divine and inspire a deeper connection to those around us. Read an excerpt now.

Urban Dog Training
Amy Robinson's Doggy Dog Care and Training School was the first of its kind in the Midwest when it was founded in 1991. She has appeared as a training and behavior expert on national and local news and news magazine shows.

The Emotional Lives of Cats
Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, author of the New York Times bestsellers Dogs Never Lie About Love and When Elephants Weep, delves deep into the secretive, playful world of felines in his new book, The Nine Emotional Lives of Cats. Learn how their mischievousness, aloofness, and affection provide a way to examine emotions from contentment to jealousy, from anger to love.

Puppy Training
Learn everything a new dog owner needs to know with expert advice from Mordecai Siegal and Matthew Margolis, coauthors of I Just Got a Puppy. What Do I Do?

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Natural Vet Care
Shawn Messonnier, D.V.M., is a holistic veterinarian and nationally recognized expert on integrative medicine for animals. He is the author of several books, including the award-winning Natural Health Bible for Dogs and Cats, The Allergy Solution for Dogs and The Arthritis Solution for Dogs.

Preventative Pet Medicine
Dr. James Isaacs is a practicing veterinarian in Encino, California and a top-level graduate of UCLA and UC Davis. He opened his own veterinary practice in 1983 and now centers his practice on companion animal medicine and surgery.

The Nature of Animal Healing
Dr. Martin Goldstein has written numerous articles about holistic veterinary medicine for magazines, journals, and related publications. He has many happy and healthy dogs and cats, all of which are living proof of the philosophy contained in his book, The Nature of Animal Healing.

Women and Cats
In her new book, The Feline Mystique, Clea Simon exposes the social and psychological underpinnings that give rise to negative correlations between women and cats, particularly those pertaining to sex, and power.

A Journey of Self-Discovery
In the animal world, we see the reflected values of devotion, fierce parenting and protection of the young at all costs. We see, too, the value of a good community or pack, a safe home site, and of living in the moment. Susan Chernak McElroy is the author of the national bestseller Animals as Teachers and Healers and
A Heart in the Wild.

Letters From Cleo and Tyrone
A witty and sometimes cynical collection of e-mails between two clever, highly-verbal and elitist cats, discovered and complied by their human companions.

The K.I.S.S. Guide to Cat Care
Animal behaviorist and freelance writer Steve Duno investigates the truth behind feline vaccinations. Learn how they work and what your cat really needs to stay healthy.

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  • Wallace Sife, Ph.D. author of The Loss of a Pet, and considered the leading authority in pet bereavement.

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