Editorial Policy

WeNeedPets team provides quality content and ensures that their readers are receiving accurate information. Below are the guiding principles at WeNeedPets. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please contact us through our contact page.

Credibility

We strive to provide our readers with information that is credible, based on the information known to us, so that readers may be equipped to make their own judgments. When we become aware of inaccuracies in our content, we make every effort to correct them.

Transparency

WeNeedPets is committed to showing transparency across the business operations by revealing our advertising policy and information about certain partnerships we may enter into with third parties.

Trustworthiness

We work hard to make WeNeedPets a trusted resource for pet owners. We have taken a number of steps to strengthen our credibility, including implementing policies and procedures for content providers.

Diversity & Inclusivity

We believe that diversity and inclusion are crucial to the success of WeNeedPets. We value diversity and strive to be inclusive in our publishing and employment practices. We are aware that our readers represent a broad cross-section of society, and we take steps to offer information for pet owners with diverse needs.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and do not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Our Content Objective

We have a team of qualified writers, editors, and product testers, as well as highly-qualified veterinarians. We take great care to provide up-to-date and accurate information.

Our goal is to provide our readers with verified facts, so we discourage the practice of taking information from non-authoritative sources. Readers can rely on our information, and can also discuss suggestions with their vet before using any tips for their cats.

Community

Our community of pet owners is important to us at WeNeedPets. Without loyal readers like you, we would not be able to continue providing informative guides and advice.

We work hard to create a space where pet owners feel confident and empowered to make decisions concerning their pets. It’s for this reason we encourage our readers to provide us with feedback not only about our existing content, but also on the content they would like to see in the future. We are always open to constructive criticism and welcome any feedback—both positive and negative—in an effort to further the interests of our community.

Content Review Process

Our writers and editors independently research, test, review, and recommend the best products. For this process, our team relies on testing the products physically whenever possible. We also never accept free products in exchange for reviews.

Besides testing the products physically, we collect reviews and personal experiences from cat parents who have already used the products, and then based on a qualitative and quantitative analysis we come to a final conclusion for any product.

Guidelines

Our goal is to provide our readers with current research and information available at the time of publication. We disclose our research methods as well as our relationships with third-party providers. In the interests of transparency, we provide links to each of our sources.

We make a conscious effort to cite reliable, current, and trustworthy resources such as government agencies, veterinarians, scientific journals, esteemed associations and organizations, and other trustworthy entities.

When an article contains affiliate links (a.k.a. point-of-purchase links), we include a plainly apparent disclaimer stating this fact at the top of each page. To learn more about our advertising policy, please refer to the “Advertising” section below.

Our contributors strive to balance factual information with their professional perspectives. When an opinion, rather than a fact, has been presented, we require that it be clearly stated as such.

When reporting on research, we aim to represent each study as accurately as possible by avoiding generalizations and striving to make it known if the research is inconclusive or other considerations must be taken into account.

Quality Standards

Our content reflects our adherence to our own principles and guidelines that promote advocacy for pets worldwide. Our team of independent editors strive to fact check articles so that articles are helpful to our readers.

We regularly review and update our content. Any articles that do not meet our standards are not published, edited for accuracy, or removed from our site. We pride ourselves on correcting errors and providing further clarification as quickly as possible.

Of course, it is not always possible to identify errors and/or respond to advances in research. That is why we always encourage our readers to let us know when something is inaccurate. Our readers are welcome to provide us with any feedback or point out any errors by contacting us either by mail or email.

Contributors

Our contributors at WeNeedPets have been chosen not only for their expertise in animal health and wellbeing, but also their journalistic skills and integrity. We believe that it’s important to represent a diverse group of voices, which is why we have taken steps to build a team that includes both veterinary Doctors on our Board of Advisors and professional writers with extensive pet expertise.

In order to inform our readers about who is responsible for piecing together our content, we’ve made it easier to find information about our authors on our About Page and in each article. All of our articles have the author’s name at the top of the page, along with their profile picture. More information can be found about each author in their full author bio, which you can find by clicking their name to navigate to their individual author page.

We maintain high standards for all of our contributors, and strive to ensure each of them upholds our own guidelines and set of ethics, as well as the SPJ Code of Ethics.

Advertising

WeNeedPets participates in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program. This is an advertising program that allows us to earn a small commission when a user clicks an Amazon link and makes a purchase within a certain time period.

In line with our principle of transparency, this partnership is disclosed in each article, so our readers are informed about how we fund our sites. If you would like to read more, you can read about The Amazon Affiliate Program here.

Disclaimer

While the information in the articles and elsewhere on this site is carefully researched and checked for accuracy and credibility, WeNeedPets makes no warranty regarding the content of this site and will not be liable for any loss, damage, or injury arising from the use of any information on the site.