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 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 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 –…

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 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…

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…

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)…

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.…

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…

Cancer-Fighting Dog Treats: Raspberry Pumpkin Pup-Cakes

If you’re looking for a creative new way to reward your dog, these cancer-fighting dog treats are the perfect, healthy way to do so. This raspberry pumpkin pup-cakes recipe is gluten-free and does not contain any common canine allergens. What it…

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…

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