W. Jean Dodds, DVM and Diana Laverdure-Dunetz, MS are globally recognized authorities on canine nutrition. They are the authors of two of the most respected canine health and nutrition books: The Canine Thyroid Epidemic: Answers You Need for Your Dog (DogWise Publishing, 2011), received the Eukanuba Canine Health Award and the Maxwell Medallion for Best Care/Health Book of 2011 from the Dog Writers Association of America.
Their most recent book, Canine Nutrigenomics: The New Science of Feeding Your Dog for Optimum Health was published (DogWise Publishing, 2015) has been the #1 selling Pet Food book on Amazon.com and was nomiated for the Best Care/Health Book by the Dog Writers Association of America.
They are recognized globally as leaders in the field of canine nutrigenomics, the cutting-edge science of how nutrition communicates with dogs' cells to regulate gene expression and create either chronic disease or optimum health.
More About W. Jean Dodds, DVM
W. Jean Dodds, DVM received her veterinary degree from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1964. After working for several decades in upstate New York doing non-invasive studies of animal models of inherited bleeding diseases, she moved to southern California in 1986 to start Hemopet, the first non-profit national animal blood bank. Today, Hemopet’s range of nonprofit services and educational activities include:
Providing canine blood components, blood bank supplies, and related services; adopting retired Greyhound blood donors as companions through Pet Life-Line; contributing to the social needs of the less fortunate in our society by volunteer and interactive programs with the Greyhounds; specialized diagnostic testing using all “green” patented technology and consulting in clinical pathology through Hemolife, Hemopet’s diagnostic division; teaching animal health care professionals, companion animal fanciers, and pet owners on hematology and blood banking, immunology, endocrinology, nutrition and holistic medicine.
More About Diana Laverdure-Dunetz, MS
Diana Laverdure-Dunetz, MS holds a Masters in Animal Science and is an award-winning canine health writer, canine nutrition consultant and healthy pet food advocate. Through her company, Pet Food Diva, she provides dog parents with custom-formulated diets to optimize the health and longevity of their canine companions. She has been writing about companion animal health and nutrition for nearly a decade and has co-authored two acclaimed books with renowned veterinarian W. Jean Dodds, DVM. The Canine Thyroid Epidemic: Answers You Need for Your Dog (Dogwise Publishing, 2011) was named Best Care/Health Book by The Dog Writers Association of America and received the Eukanuba Canine Health Award. Her newest book, Canine Nutrigenomics: The New Science of Feeding Your Dog For Optimum Health (Dogwise Publishing, 2015), also co-authored with Dr. Dodds, reached #1 in the Amazon “pet food” category. Diana also writes the monthly canine nutrition column, “Chow Time”, for Dogster magazine. Diana strongly believes that many of the chronic illnesses suffered by companion animals today are a result of inappropriate diet. Her mission is to lead a global educational movement empowering people to make more beneficial nutritional choices that result in healthier, longer lives for companion animals worldwide.