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.

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…

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…

4 Benefits of Giving Your Pets Warm Foods (+ Recipe!)

Have you ever noticed that as the seasons change, so does your taste in food? When temperatures plummet, warm foods just make sense; they’re like a cozy sweater for your insides. But can your pet also benefit from warm foods?…

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…

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,…

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 –…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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