Diana Laverdure-Dunetz, MS

Canine Nutrition Consultant & Healthy Pet Food Educator

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Diana Laverdure-Dunetz, MS, the Pet Food Diva (www.petfooddiva.com), is an award-winning canine health writer and canine nutritionist. Diana has co-authored two acclaimed books on dog health and nutrition with Dr. Jean Dodds: "The Canine Thyroid Epidemic: Answers You Need for Your Dog" and "Canine Nutrigenomics: The New Science of Feeding Your Dog for Optimum Health." Diana and Dr. Dodds also offer Complete Canine Nutrition (goo.gl/m8BjRH), a 100% online, self-paced master course in canine nutrition.

Should You Give Your Dog Vitamin C Supplements?

Vitamin C is one of the most popular vitamins used for its antioxidant abilities and immune support in humans. Since humans cannot produce vitamin C, we must get it from our diet. Unlike humans, dogs’ bodies can produce vitamin C.…

The Incredible Health Benefits of Winter Squash for Pets

Canned pumpkin is popular with many people year-round and is most often used to help ease diarrhea and normalize stool quality in companion animals. But in our love for canned pumpkin, we often forget about all of the highly nutritious…

5 Superfoods to Supercharge Your Pet’s Health

Looking for simple, natural ways to boost your pet’s health and vitality? Try adding these 5 superfoods to your dog or cat’s diet! 1. Blueberries Blueberries are rich in anthocyanins, phytonutrients (plant chemicals) that offer a variety of health benefits,…

What is Salmon Poisoning Disease in Dogs?

Never heard of Salmon Poisoning Disease in dogs? Now’s the time to get the scoop so that you can protect your dog from this serious – and potentially deadly – illness. What is Salmon Poisoning Disease? Salmon Poisoning Disease (SPD)…

Yes, You Should Give Your Pet Probiotics

Did you know that approximately 70% of your pet’s immune system is located in his intestinal tract? It’s true! Moreover, the beneficial bacteria (“microflora”) that live there play a significant role not only in your pet’s gastrointestinal health but also…

Apple Pumpkin Pup-Cakes: Your Dog’s New Favorite Fall Treat

With apple season upon us, I thought what better way to celebrate than with an apple and pumpkin recipe? So, I decided on some Apple Pumpkin Pup-Cakes! These “pup” cakes are the perfect way to get some in-season apples into…

Turmeric Donuts: The Perfect Anti-Inflammatory Dog Treat

A donut with health benefits? Yes, they do exist! Welcome to Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Donuts…for your dog! These donuts contain turmeric, which is the real superfood here, but they also contain coconut oil and are free from any added sugar, dairy…

How Can You Prevent Xylitol Poisoning in Dogs?

Xylitol, a popular sugar substitute, is highly toxic and potentially deadly for dogs. While many of us equate xylitol with chewing gum, there are many other common foods and household items that we may not think about containing xylitol –…

7 Tips to Save Money on Homemade Dog Food

Feeding even 20% homemade food versus commercial pet food is an excellent step in helping promote optimum health in your dog or cat. If you are ready to prepare your pet’s food on a regular basis and want to save…

Is Going Organic Right for Your Pet?

Many foods today contain toxins, such as pesticides, herbicides, antibiotics, growth hormones and chemical additives that have been linked to serious health issues in people and animals. To minimize this toxic assault, you might feed your family as many organic…

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