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About Us

MyPetNeedsThat is a free resource for pet parents and pet lovers alike. Our team consists of veterinarians, animal trainers and experts, full-time researchers and writers, and of course, animal lovers and pet owners. Our goal? To help animal owners around the world care better for their pets so they can be healthier, happier and live longer.

Our Mission

MyPetNeedsThat is dedicated to animal welfare. By publishing pet care news and pet product buying advice, our mission is to create a better world for both animal owners and animals themselves. We believe that pet health and well-being can and should be improved through proper nutrition, lifestyle and veterinary care, but at the same, we would also like to make pet care as hassle-free as possible for pet parents. This is why we exist – to make your life, dear reader, as well as your pet’s life easier and better.

Our Research Process

Because we deeply care about animals, we want only the best for them. To ensure excellence in everything we do, we employ a rigorous research process. When we write about a certain pet care topic or product selection, we first have one or two members of our team – who are already experienced at a given subject – delve deep into the topic, so they can be on top of all trends and possible updates.

Then, they read and take into account various consumer reviews available on the Internet, so they can have a more balanced opinion on a subject. Finally, they consult with several veterinarians and animal experts to ensure all facts are checked. We believe this process creates the best results, both in pet care advice and product recommendations and that it allows our readers to choose the right products consistently.

Our Experts

Dr. Travis McDermott

Dr. Travis McDermott is a small animal veterinarian that has been practicing for nearly 15 years in Las Vegas, NV. Dr. McDermott was born and raised in the great State of Texas and grew up on an emu farm raising chickens and pigs for 4H and FFA. He attended Texas A&M University for both undergraduate and DVM studies.After graduation in 2006, Dr. Travis McDermott started practicing at Tropicana Animal Hospital in Las Vegas, NV. In 2012, he took over as hospital director of Durango Animal Hospital – one of the largest veterinary hospitals in Las Vegas. Dr. McDermott treats dogs and cats as well pretty much any exotic animal that walks in the door. His interests include surgery, dental procedures, and ultrasound, but his main passion is endoscopy. Since becoming a veterinarian, Dr. McDermott has served as a board member and president/chair of both the Nevada Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association Political Action Committee and currently serves on the board of the Viticus Group (formerly Western Veterinary Conference).

Jarrett Gilpin

Jarret, the security officer, and Toxi, his vapor wake dog, work tirelessly to help keep students, teachers, and the public safe on the Notre Dame campus. To help Toxi remain focused, healthy, and happy in his stressful job, Jarret feeds him only top-quality foods and treats. Fun toys are also a must-have as even security dogs need to have some fun in their free time. Aside from protecting the public, Jarret also enjoys sharing his expertise on canine care and diet to help other dog owners keep their pets healthy and content.

Dustin Benoit

A former Special Forces Canine Handler, Destin Benoit has extensive knowledge and experience with military canine training. He has worked with multiple military dogs in the most stressful places and situations in the world. Currently, Destin is a SOC Canine Handler, aiding in the protection of the US diplomats abroad.

Jayna Hulse

As a child Jayna cared for small pets, chickens, cats and dogs. As a kennel tech she was able to work a variety of dogs of various temperaments. Between working at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and the Ohio Wildlife Center, Jayna works with her passion every day!