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.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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?…

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…

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.…

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,…

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