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Look at you, a responsible pet parent

As a pet parent, you’ve gone through highs and lows — the fun and the yucky times — with your pet. From teaching your furry friend new tricks to caring for them when they’re sick (even at 3 am), you’d do anything to keep them happy and healthy. But accidents happen — and you might not know what to do. If you’ve ever googled your pet’s symptoms and scoured the internet for advice, we’ve 100% been in your shoes. So, we created betterpet, a place for responsible pet parents like you!

We’re the pet community with advice you can trust. We’re fellow pet parents and certified experts with a shared purpose — to help you give your pet its best life.

Our community is made up of board-certified veterinarians, veterinary technicians, PhDs, and professional content creators who obsess over your pet’s well-being. Our advice helps millions of pet parents like yourself safely care for and have fun with their furry family members. We’re pet parents too — and we want to help you feel reassured about your pet’s care.

our advertising policy

We’re reader supported. Sometimes we make money when you buy products listed on our site. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases. Our promise to you is that advertisers or pressure from manufacturers will never influence which products or services we recommend. Your pet’s wellbeing is our only goal.

product methodology

All of the products we recommend are reviewed by our team of board certified veterinarians. Many of the products we share have also been tested and reviewed in-house to give you the most accurate firsthand insights. Our team reviews ingredients, past and current recalls, customer reviews, manufacturing practices, and more to ensure the safety of our recommended products. If we wouldn’t use it on our own pets, we wouldn’t recommend it for yours.

Our product review lab

Pictured is Sara Ondrako, betterpet’s product review expert

meet our product review expert

Sara Ondrako, Certified Canine Behavior Consultant (IAABC)

Sara Ondrako is a Certified Canine Behavior Consultant (IAABC) and veterinary nurse with over 20 years of experience in private practice, emergency, critical care, and surgery. She’s the founder of The American Pit Bull Foundation and has had dozens of published articles and requests for statements in publications such as Time, Newsweek, and Charlotte Magazine.

editorial guidelines

Everything we publish is created alongside our team of experts. Whether it’s a guide on caring for your dog’s hyperkeratosis or tips for camping with your cat, all of our content is crafted diligently by our entire team. We’re talking about a rigorous editorial process that involves multiple contributors, dozens of revisions and professional journalism-grade editing.

our editorial team

Our editors and writers manage all content to ensure it’s reflective of the latest scientific research and news in the pet industry. Each professional on our editorial staff is selected and vetted for journalistic and pet expertise. We conduct extensive research, find up to date statistics and information, and collaborate with our veterinary board. With certified veterinary technicians, shelter volunteers, and pet owners on staff, we’re a passionate team that genuinely cares about the well-being of all animals.

Meet the betterpet team, vet reviewers, and writers here.

our sources

Our content’s integrity and quality is top priority for our team — because without trusted facts and sources, you wouldn’t get the accurate information you’re looking for! We rely on peer-reviewed studies, government institutions, and experts in the pet industry (AVMA, ASPCA, and AKC) to ensure our information is as accurate and updated as possible.

veterinary advisory board

There’s a lot of misinformation online when it comes to topics about your pet’s well-being. Often, it’s just plain unscientific advice, which can be dangerous when you’re seeking factual, medically sound answers. It’s far too difficult to determine whether peppermint oil really is dangerous for your dog. And don’t even get us started on grain-free diets. (They’re bad, but not for the reason everyone thinks they are.) That’s why we have a team of board-certified veterinarians to fact-check all of our information.

our veterinary review process

Have you noticed a little blue checkmark next to the name of an author in our content? That means a certified veterinarian on our team reviewed the article from start to finish. Our veterinarians collaborate with writers and editors on our team to continually provide helpful insights, fact-check, and ensure you’re getting the most accurate and medically sound information for your pet. They also review any products we might recommend to ensure they’re safe and effective.

contact us

Reach out to our team here if you have a concern, suggestion, or need help with a specific question that we haven’t covered on our site.