David Alderton, an author and freelance journalist, is an international best-selling authority on pet care and natural history, with millions of copies sold in over thirty languages. David was originally trained as a veterinary surgeon, but in his final year of education, he decided to focus his attention on writing about animals and their care. David's writing has been nominated for the Sir Peter Kent Conservation Book Award and has received honors from the Cat Writers' Association of America and the Dog Writers' Association of America. David has also worked as a consultant for the Washington, D.C.-based Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council. He resides in Brighton, England.