Diana Laverdure

Diana Laverdure is an award-winning, nationally recognized author and writer of dog (and sometimes cat) health topics. She writes the monthly “Healthy Dog” column for Dog Fancy magazine and is a regular contributor to most of the major dog (and sometimes cat) publications, including Dog Fancy, Natural Dog, Dogs USA, Puppies USA and Kittens USA. She is the co-author (with esteemed veterinary researcher W. Jean Dodds, DVM) of the 2011 blockbuster book, “The Canine Thyroid Epidemic: Answers You Need for Your Dog”, which received the 2011 Best Care/Health Book from the Dog Writers Association of America and the Eukanuba Canine Health Award. She is wrapping up her second book, on canine nutrigenomics (if you have to ask, read the book) and is under contract for a third book (thank you, Dogwise Publishing). She is still waiting for Hollywood to come knocking for the movie rights to “The Canine Thyroid Epidemic.” 

Full Name (Including Embarrassing Second Names): Diana Renee Laverdure

Location: South Florida

Where You Can Find Me on the Internet: Twitter

What I Do for a Living: Write articles, columns and books about dogs (and sometimes cats)

What I Do for Fun: Same as above, but with some red wine

The Furry Members of My Household Are: Chase (12, pic attached with moi) and Rodney (my boyfriend when he refuses to shave his stubble)

My Favorite Things to Write Are: Absolutely anything that helps people take better care of their dogs (and cats), which for me generally translates into health-related articles and books

My Pet Peeves Are: People who say they’re not “dog people” or “it’s just a dog”

My Guilty Pleasures Are: Pedicures

How I Deal with Dog/Cat Hair: I don’t. Roomba does.

What I Want to Be When I Grow Up: Living in a world where nobody knows the meaning of the word “euthanasia”

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