Animal expert Jackie Brown has pursued her passion for animals for 20 years as a writer and editor in the animal publishing industry. She is a contributor to National Geographic’s Complete Guide to Pet Health, Behavior, and Happiness: The Veterinarian’s Approach to At-Home Animal Care (April 2019) and author of the book It’s Raining Cats and Dogs: Making Sense of Animal Phrases (Lumina Press , 2006). A regular contributor to pet media and veterinary industry, Jackie is the former editor of numerous pet magazines, including Dog World, Natural Dog, Puppies 101, Kittens 101 and the Popular Cats Series. Before starting her publishing career, Jackie spent eight years working in veterinary hospitals assisting veterinarians in treating dogs, cats, rabbits, pocket pets, reptiles, birds and a memorable lion cub. She lives in Southern California with her husband, two sons and miniature poodle Jäger. Reach her at jackiebrownwriter.wordpress.com.