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Our Content Integrity Promise
We are committed to the quality and trustworthiness of our content and editorial processes.
Our team of writers, editors, fact-checkers, illustrators, photographers, and medical professionals rigorously researches and reviews all content on an ongoing basis to ensure it is up to date, accurate, and puts the needs of our readers first.
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Original illustrations, graphics, images, and videos are created by internal teams, who collaborate with experts in their fields to produce assets that represent diverse voices, perspectives, and contexts.
Periodic review by editors as well as by Medical, Anti-Bias or other Review Board members as appropriate, to ensure the quality, accuracy, and integrity of these assets. Photos and videos are not edited in any way that may cause them to be false or misleading.
AskMyCats’ team of experienced fact checkers provides a critical layer of review to ensure content integrity. This group of professionals is selected and vetted for journalistic and subject matter expertise.
They are tasked with researching all statements of fact to ensure that news and information presented in our articles are accurate and comprehensive and statistics are properly sourced and up to date.
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Our editorial teams are committed to telling readers whenever a factual error has been made on a news story at the time of publication. We will correct the error as quickly as possible and alert readers to the correction.
All corrections will be clearly labeled as such and will include what was changed and when. When an article is factually correct, but the language is not as clear or detailed as necessary, the story may be updated without an editor’s note.
News articles often cover a distinct event in time, so they are not routinely updated. Our editorial teams are continually evaluating and updating evergreen articles to ensure they are timely, accurate, and relevant. Each article is date-stamped to reflect when they were last updated.
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Our writers and editors adhere to strict standards for article sourcing. We rely on current and reputable primary sources, such as expert interviews, government organizations, and professional and academic institutions. All data points, facts, and claims are backed up by at least one reputable source.
We strongly discourage the use of anonymous or unnamed sourcing, as this can erode transparency and reader trust. In the rare instance where an unnamed source is used, we will disclose to readers the reason behind the anonymity and provide the necessary context.
A cornerstone of our reporting and sourcing is to consider often overlooked perspectives from BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and women. Our content strives to serve all communities.
AskMyCats is committed to accurate, fair, and complete journalism. Each staff member and contributor is held to a high standard of honesty and transparency. Content may not infringe a copyright or anyone’s intellectual property rights.
Our goal at AskMyCats is to provide original, unbiased content. Anything less could damage our credibility as trustworthy source of information. We expect all contributors on the network to abide by all applicable laws and standard, accepted journalist practices, including:
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- Society of Professional Journalists Ethics Code
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AskMyCats writers and editors are prohibited from giving preferential treatment to any outside resource (company, publication, video, affiliate, website) based on their relationship with the person or company who authors or owns that resource.
AskMyCats writers and editors are contractually obligated to abide by the FTC Guidelines on Disclosures. In practical terms, writers must always fully disclose any relationship, financial or personal, with any source or resource that may compromise their objectivity (including any valuable goods and services provided to the writer by the source).
Please note that all the content I put out here on my blog is a result of my personal experiences and in-depth research. Ricky and I are just a couple of cat parents sharing knowledge from the experiences we have faced, and through what we have learned over years with our furry babies. We are NOT vets, and while we do our best to provide articles only after very thorough research, our blog is NOT a substitute for veterinary advice. Always be in regular touch with your vet and consult them before making any changes in the diet or lifestyle of your pets. Your vet knows the exact medical history of your pets and will be able to provide accurate and customized guidance suitable to your cat’s needs.