Author: Melissa L. Kauffman

Covering the pet world for more than 25 years, Melissa L. Kauffman has been an editor/writer for a wide variety of pet magazines and websites from the small critters to parrots to cats and dogs. Her advisory team of rescued pets — dogs Tampa Bay and Justice and parrots Deacon and Pi-Pi — help keep her on top of the latest and greatest pet health research, training and products, anything to give keep them in the high life they are accustomed to. Follow Tampa and his crew on Instagram <a href="https://www.instagram.com/tampa.bay.pup.report/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">@tampa.bay.pup.report</a> while Melissa can always be found working on the next issue of Catster and Dogster magazines at caster.com and dogster.com.