Pet food has become a controversial - and even contentious - topic for many pet parents and veterinary professionals. This week we’re joined by a pet nutritionist who transitioned to plant-based diets for dogs - Diana Laverdure-Dunetz, MS, aka “The Pet Food Diva.” (www.PetFoodDiva.com) … Diana shares her story of why she chose to pursue a career in pet nutrition, why she shifted to plant-based diets for dogs, insight into what pet parents are talking about on the internet, and her journey as a female entrepreneur. … Hosts Dr. Ernie Ward and Beckie Mossor, RVT discuss with Diana the importance of veterinary professionals being open-minded about nutrition, how to talk to clients about nutrition, and why pet parents desperately want our help with pet food decisions. … Viewfinders, we think you’ll find this conversation enlightening and educational. It's not often that veterinary professionals are able to learn about alternative pet diets and what is ion the minds of millions of pet parents. We think you’ll also appreciate this topic during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Hopefully this will give you something COMPLETELY DIFFERENT to think about! … As always, Viewfinders, we thank you for your loyal listening for over 3.5 years! As Dr. Ward says, “Stay safe and give your pets a hug from me!”
Weekly podcast dedicated to "tackling the toughest topics in veterinary medicine." Hosted by veterinarian Dr. Ernie Ward and registered veterinary technician Beckie Mossor. Candid, irreverent, provocative, educational, and occasionally funny conversations about issues that impact the veterinary profession.