Amy 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 more than 30 prescriptive nonfiction pet books, and an animal behaviorist THRILLERS WITH BITE series.
Amy has also published more than 2000 articles and columns and today “channels her inner cat/dog” in her work. She currently writes for PetSafe.com, Petcha.com, PetHealthyStore.com as the National Spokesperson, and others. Amy created the expert content at puppies.About.com, wrote the cat behavior content at cats.About.com, has written features for AOL’s PawNation.com and Huffington Post, Caster.com and Dogster.com, provides a weekly award-winning P’ETiQuette newspaper column, and produces a free E-newsletter Pet Peeves.
She has hosted nearly 100 half hour Internet radio “podcast” also called Pet Peeves. Amy appears in a twice monthly Pet Talk feature at KXII-TV and appears as a pet expert on Animal Planet’s DOGS 101 and CATS 101. Some of these TV features are posted on Amy’s YouTube Channe l .
She’s a pet-savvy blogger and consultant to the pet products industry and has worked with a variety of clients such as Hill’s Pet Food, Rover.com, Sergeant’s Pet Care, HomeAgain.com, Tidy Cats, Purina, Chewy.com, PetCareRx.com and Pets Best. Amy toured as the national spokesperson for the Purina Cat Chow “Way of Life” Tour and wrote the award-winning “Cats Emotional Health” column as a Cat Chow “Mentor” for more than a decade.
Amy 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 Writ e rs’ Association , a certified member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants,
Dog Wr ite r’ s Associ ation o f A me rica, In c ., a past president and honorary lifetime member of Oklahoma Writers Federation, Inc., and a member of Sisters In Crime, and International Thriller Writers. She has won dozens of awards for her books and articles.
Amy frequently lectures at conferences and gives Webinars about writing as well as a variety of pet-related issues. She 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.