Kate Barrington

Pittsburgh, PA Pittsburgh, PA

Highlights

  • I completed a certificate with Dogs Naturally Magazine to become a Pet Food Nutrition Specialist in 2020.

Education

Completed a Bachelor's degree at Marietta College in 2009 and have pursued numerous certifications since then.

Experience

After graduating with a Bachelor's degree in English in 2009, I dabbled in freelance writing for a few years until I eventually settled into the pet niche. For the past 5+ years my work has been concentrated in the pet industry, particularly in the subjects of pet care and nutrition.

About

I am the loving caretaker of a dog (Archie), three cats (Bagel, Biscuit, and Munchkin), and an ever-changing menagerie of other pets including guinea pigs and fish. I spend my free time reading, watching movies, and playing rec league sports in my hometown.


RECENT ARTICLES:


The 7 Best Calming Cat Treats

Trips to the vet can be stressful. Thunderstorms are loud and unpredictable. Changes in routine can be upsetting. These are just a few of the situations that can trigger anxiety in your cat. Cats can become stressed and anxious about many of the same things as people, though the signs of cat anxiety may manifest in different ways. Changes in...

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The 7 Best Cat Treats For Kittens

A nutritionally balanced diet is the key to supporting your kitten’s growth and development. By choosing a high-quality commercial cat food formulated according to AAFCO’s nutrient profiles for kittens, you’ll be meeting your kitten’s nutritional needs but adding protein-rich cat treats to his diet certainly can’t hurt. A great cat treat packed with species-appropriate animal protein and animal-based fats can...

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Timberwolf Cat Food Review

Formulated to exceed the minimum nutritional standards set by AAFCO, Timberwolf cat food offers a rich source of species-appropriate animal protein supplemented with the essential amino acid taurine. Timberwolf is pricey, but is it worth the cost? Find out in our in-depth Timberwolf cat food review. We’ve rated Timberwolf Food on ingredient quality, species-appropriateness, recalls, and more. Read our Encore...

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The 6 Best Catnip Treats

Catnip drives cats crazy – most of them, anyway. It’s a completely natural substance derived from a plant belonging to the mint family, Nepeta cataria. The oil concentrated in fresh catnip engages the vomeronasal gland in the roof of your cat’s mouth, sending signals to the brain to trigger certain behaviors. Some cats become overly affectionate or relaxed while others...

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The 7 Best Chicken-Free Cat Foods

The best food for cats is rich in species-appropriate, high-quality protein. In other words, meat. Cats are obligate carnivores, so they require a meat-rich diet free from excessive carbohydrates. There are plenty of proteins to choose from, but chicken is one of the most commonly used proteins in pet food. It’s readily available and, for pet food brands, affordable. While...

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The 7 Best Fish-Free Cat Foods for Picky Cats

Fish is an incredibly common ingredient in cat food but is it really what cats want? Experts suggest that fish is not a natural part of a feline diet – your cat’s ancestors were largely desert felines that subsisted on rodents, birds, and other small animals. Though fish may not have been part of your cat’s ancestral diet, it’s an...

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Shameless Pets Cat Treats Review

We’ve rated Shameless Pets cat treats on ingredient quality, species-appropriateness, recalls, and more. Read our Shameless cat food review to learn how this brand stacks up. The We’re All About Cats Standard—Rating Shameless Cat Treats On What Matters We’ve rated the brand on six key criteria for quality. Here’s how it rates in each of these six crucial areas. In...

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The 5 Best Disposable Litter Boxes in 2022 – We Tried Them All

Unless you’re willing to shell out a couple hundred bucks for a self-cleaning litter box, you’re going to have to do some scooping as a cat owner. While scooping might not be a chore you can avoid entirely, you don’t necessarily need to spend time elbows deep in an empty litter box with a scrub brush. Don’t get me wrong...

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Orange and white cat eating dry food

The 7 Best Cat Foods In India

Providing your cat with a balanced diet is absolutely essential. If you’re looking for safe, healthy cat food in India, you may find that options and information tend to be scarce. In this guide, we’ll break down the basics of what your cat needs and recommend some of the best products on the market in India. At A Glance: Best...

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Love, Nala Cat Food Review

We’ve rated Love, Nala Cat Food on ingredient quality, species-appropriateness, recalls, and more. Read our Encore cat food review to learn how this brand stacks up. The We’re All About Cats Standard—rating Love, Nala Cat Food On What Matters We’ve rated the brand on six key criteria for quality. Here’s how it rates in each of these six crucial areas....

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