Freelance Writer

For Pets and Their Humans

Available Services:

Educational Articles 
Web content 
Email marketing 
Technical content  
Developmental and copy editing
Fact checking

If you need a service that’s not listed, please give me a shout.

Chances are, I can provide it for you.

I’m a freelance writer invested in improving the well-being of animals. Pets in our homes and animals in the wild, whether they be furred, feathered, or leathered.


I also cover other topics, but my passion is for animals and our relationships with them.


I help veterinary practices, shelters, and all those in the pet industry educate humans to take the best possible care of their companions while increasing the traffic to my clients’ websites.


If you are a shelter, that means getting more of your homeless animals adopted and bringing higher donations to your organization.


If you’re a vet, it means further strengthening the relationships you have with pet parents and their relationships with their furry family members.


If you are a business catering to pets, I will make your products stand out among your competition.


After 53 years of caring for 4-legged friends, I’ve studied animal behavior in depth, and my previous training as a human physician allows me to adapt basic principles of physiology to the nuanced differences of other species. I understand and can explain disease processes in plain language.


While the content I write for you will always be based on research and facts, rest assured, that it will be crafted into well-paced, informative, and entertaining copy.


That’s because my other calling is writing fiction. I’ve authored several riveting thrillers and science fiction novels that have won multiple awards. I hope you’ll check out my BOOKS page on this website or look me up on Amazon under Debra Blaine books.

Additional Topics I Write About

Weird Science

Human Medicine

Earth Conservation

Patient Education

Selections from Portfolio

February is National Pet Dental Month

Our furry friends have a whole month dedicated to making sure their choppers are healthy and clean. Click the pic to see why that's so important.

The Healing Power of Purring

If you’ve ever had the experience of sitting with a cat who is purring, you have most likely felt soothed and calm, and perhaps even found yourself smiling. The soft vibration of a furry creature has an extraordinary, but fairly uniform effect on humans. And did you know? It has the same effect on them...

11 Foods You Should Never Feed Your Dog

Dogs love to beg at the table. But there are some things we eat with abandon that should never be given to our canine companions. Here’s a list...

A Tale of 2 Cats

SammieKat was rescued from the North Shore Animal League when she was 6 weeks old. She’d been there for less than 24 hours after being transferred from a shelter in Albany. That was most likely a traumatic period and perhaps frightening in the extreme, but it happened at such a tender young age, she likely doesn't remember any of it...

Great Balls of Lightning

Have you ever heard of lightning in the shape of a ball that can float right through your window and into your living room? We normally think of lightning as electricity that careens down from the sky and strikes the highest point on the ground that conducts electricity. It can be spectacularly beautiful if you’re watching from a dry point in the distance, but if you happen to get caught on a beach or a flat plain, you

How Climate Changes Our Health

Blistering heat has been breaking records all over the globe this summer. It’s the hot news story of 2023. But if your air conditioner is working and you don’t live near an area prone to wildfires, is it really worth worrying about? Has the whole concept of climate change become either hackneyed or hopeless, overstated or...

Serving Marginalized Populations in New York City

Within the current structure of the privatized healthcare system in America, it can be hugely challenging to find time and resources to reach out to underserved communities. But let me tell you about a remarkable physician who works for one of the largest medical organizations in the country and is responsible for the management of all their urgent care centers in New York.

Tic Tips for First Year Residents

It’s hiking season and being outdoors is still the safest place to be in the pandemic. One day, your patient brings you a tick she found on her shoulder. Do you: Send it for tick analysis? Start her on a two week course of doxycycline? Draw a tick panel and test for Lyme disease?

Finding an Anchor in a Sea of Anxiety

So many of us find we are afloat in an ocean of negative emotions. “What will happen if I do x,” or— “what will happen if I don’t?” At some point, it may simply become: “What will happen?” We live in a society of attention deficiency. Look at this, buy that, the "cool" people do this. Thousands of advertisements on our phones...

Just One Diet for Everything--Including Gout

Another diet. Ouch. Sounds almost as painful as a gout attack! Say, what? You don’t need 2 different diets? Uric acid can prompt painful gout episodes, and it’s found in red meats, sugary drinks, alcohol, and organ meats, like liver. (1)