Kristin Hitchcock
Author for A-Z Animals

Kristin is a writer at A-Z Animals primarily covering dogs, cats, fish, and other pets. She has been an animal writer for seven years, writing for top publications on everything from chinchilla cancer to the rise of designer dogs.

She currently lives in Tennessee with her cat, dogs, and two children. When she isn't writing about pets, she enjoys hiking and crocheting.


5 Types of Aspen Trees Picture

You'd be forgiven if you believed all aspen trees were identical. However, there are actually five main types of Aspen trees. Each of these types has its own unique characteristics.… Read More

By Kristin Hitchcock 2 weeks ago


Can Humans Eat Dog Food? Picture

Dog food technically isn't poisonous to humans. However, you shouldn't generally eat it for a few different reasons: Nutrition: Dog food is formulated for dogs - not humans. It lacks… Read More

By Kristin Hitchcock 2 weeks ago


Do Squirrels Mate for Life? Picture

Squirrels do not mate for life. They are actually very promiscuous, mating with several partners in a single breeding season. Females will mate with several males during their short breeding… Read More

By Kristin Hitchcock 2 weeks ago


The 7 Cleanest Dog Breeds Picture

Some dog breeds are simply cleaner than others. However, exactly what defines "clean" depends on who you ask. Some breeds are relatively low-maintenance and may not require as much brushing,… Read More

By Kristin Hitchcock 4 weeks ago