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.

The Health Benefits of Fermented Foods for Pets

Many dog and cat guardians know about the benefits of fermented foods for their personal digestive health, but did you know that there are a variety of pet-friendly fermented foods we can feed our dogs and cats to help improve…

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…

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)…

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…

How to Protect Your Pets from Environmental Toxins and Hazards

Every day our pets walk on, roll in, lick and sniff everything in their environment, including hazards ranging from chemical household cleaners and pesticides to perfumes and room deodorizers. These irritants are either ingested or absorbed into their skin, ears…

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…

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,…

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…

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 –…

Is CBD Oil Beneficial for Dogs and Cats?

Medicinal Marijuana use is a hot topic in human medicine right now. Mirroring that trend, CBD oil is skyrocketing in popularity for both people and companion animals. But there are important differences between CBD and marijuana. Let’s take a look…

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