Gina Spadafori


Gina Spadafori has been writing about animals for more than 30 years as a reporter, syndicated columnist and book author. She wrote the first three books in the “For Dummies” pet-care line. Dogs For Dummies, her first book, was given the President’s Award for the best writing on dogs and the Maxwell Medallion for the best general reference work, both by the Dog Writers Association of America. The award-winning Cats For Dummies was named one of the best moments for cats in the 20th Century by Cat Fancy magazine. Gina has also edited books, managed teams of pet-care journalists and has been a frequent contributor to many top publications. Her books have been translated into many languages, including French, Serbian, Danish, Japanese, Spanish, Korean and Russian. Since 2007, she has collaborated with “Good Morning America” veterinarian Dr. Marty Becker on more than a dozen books and hundreds of articles for numerous media platforms. Gina writes for Pet Health Central from Sacramento, California, where she lives on a little more than an acre, which she shares with her horses, dairy goats, chickens and ducks and, of course, her dogs and cats.

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