Kat Tretina is a writer based in Orlando who has had a lifelong love affair with all animals, big and small. From monitor lizards to dogs, she has cared for creatures of every variety and loves learning about animal husbandry and care. She currently has a Samoyed who is a therapy dog and Canine Good Citizen and a ferocious Pacific Parrotlet that rules the household. Kat also volunteers with a local horse rescue, helping former racehorses and retired draft horses find their next homes. Kat has a Master’s degree in communications and loves writing for both work and pleasure. She is thrilled to share her love of pets with Wide Open Pets’ followers. Follow her on Twitter @Felix_The_Katt.