Lori Gardner has been a staff author and editor at Whisker for 5+ years, and a cat mom for most of her life. She spends her days writing while three cats (and one baby) vie for her lap.


  • Bachelor of Arts, Professional Writing
  • Michigan State University


Lori has 12+ years of professional experience in marketing, strategy, writing, and editing in metro Detroit. She's been an animal lover since she could toddle and a pet parent since she could scoop a litter box. (Those days are done, thanks to Litter-Robot.) She has also fostered several sets of kittens; her youngest cat is a foster fail.


  1. cat with third eyelid showing

    Why Do Cats Have a Third Eyelid?

    The third eyelid functions as a shield for a cat's cornea. If your cat’s third eyelid stays present, visit the vet...
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  2. white orange tabby with an open book

    18 Best Novels Featuring Cats

    Is there anything better than curling up with a good book and a kitty? Get reading with these 18 novels featuring...
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  3. garlic bulbs on cutting board

    Can Cats Eat Garlic or Onions?

    Are garlic and onions bad for cats? Yes, life-threateningly so – find out why all vegetables in the allium family...
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  4. brown tabby cat eating wet food

    Do Cats Need Wet Food?

    Wet food is a good source of moisture and nutrients for your cat. Encourage kitty to eat wet food with these tips...
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  5. tabby cat being held by human

    Why Is My Cat Losing Hair?

    Cat hair loss, also known as alopecia in cats, can have several causes – most of which are easily treatable...
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  6. calico cat knocking things over

    Why Do Cats Knock Things Over?

    Surprise: They’re not JUST being jerks. Find out why cats like to knock things over...
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  7. American Shorthair cat licking plastic

    Why Do Cats Lick Plastic?

    And is licking plastic unsafe? Find out why sensory overload, boredom, or a compulsive disorder could contribute...
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  8. black cat arching back

    30 Horror Films Featuring Cats

    Our list of horror films featuring cats spans 90 years and includes movies where a cat appears in a distinctive role...
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  9. moggy cat outside

    What’s a Moggy? 9 Mixed Breed Cats

    A "mutt cat" is called a moggy: Learn about the ubiquitous moggy, along with 9 common mixed breed cats...
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  10. Maine Coon cat tail

    Unique Cat Tails: Top 25 Breeds

    Gaze at unique cat tails and our favorites among cats with long tails, fluffy tails, and striped tails...
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  11. long-haired cat smelling leaves

    Surprising Smells Cats Hate

    What smells do cats hate, and why should you care? The answers may surprise you...
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  12. cat with primordial pouch walking by shrubs

    Your Cat Has a Primordial Pouch

    When is a flabby belly not a flabby belly? When it’s a primordial pouch. Find out what a primordial pouch is and...
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  13. Siamese colorpoint cat

    8 Striking Colorpoint Cat Breeds

    Learn about colorpoint cat breeds, including the Siamese, Colorpoint Shorthair, and more...
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