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The Plant-Powered Dog By Diana Laverdure-Dunetz, MS

Publisher: Dogwise Publishing

Several Reviewers

vegan Dog
The Plant-Powered Dog
Available from Amazon
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1617813303
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1617813306


There is a fast-growing interest and demand for plant-based foods, and you might be wondering if your canine companion can benefit from a plant-powered diet too. The Plant-Powered Dog has answered that question for us by sharing important information about how dogs can actually be happy and thrive, living on a plant-based diet! You’ll learn how to raise your cherished pup on plant foods with in-depth nutritional information, along with a wide variety of recipes that you can prepare for your doggy friend in your own home kitchen! The Plant-Powered Dog is a "must-have" book for anyone who is interested in a plant-based diet, because they can now share a plant-forward lifestyle with their beloved dogs!
~ Laura Theodore, award-winning PBS vegan chef and host and author of seven plant-based cookbooks, including Vegan for Everyone, Deliciously Vegan, Easy Vegan Home Cooking and hosts The Jazzy Vegetarian

The Plant-Powered Dog addresses the doubts, breaks through the myths, and leaves every human who loves a dog with a choice that is scientifically solid and ethically unassailable.
~ Victoria Moran, author Main Street Vegan, director Main Street Vegan Academy

Canine Nutrition Consultant Diana Laverdure-Dunetz imparts her wisdom in the field of canine nutritional science in The Plant-Powered Dog. This exhaustive 378-page book examines the latest scientific findings in the field of canine nutrition and serves as a comprehensive resource for human caretakers eager to support the health and well-being of their dog friends. Compassionate to readers’ needs and well-versed in the common challenges associated with transitioning a dog companion to a plant-based diet, the author offers a variety of tips and strategies for those bravely facing the gauntlet of misinformation surrounding modern day food systems. With this in mind, The Plant-Powered Dog gently guides the reader through complex evidence-based research, presenting seemingly endless data in support of the efficacy of a well-balanced, nutrient-dense canine vegan diet. The Plant-Powered Dog touches on everything from the genetic evolution of canines to the causal effect of diet on cellular inflammation. It also breaks down harmful myths propagated by the mainstream dog food industry and gives practical advice on how to be a more conscientious consumer. The Plant-Powered Dog's breadth of content, helpful tools and extensive recipe section make it a worthwhile purchase and a useful resource for any home library or kitchen. We also recommend this book as a starting point for researchers as it contains 75 pages of studies and other cited works in the field of canine nutrition.
~ Rochelle Morgan-Berdin,

offers a kinder—and healthier—alternative. This eye-opening book guides readers step-by-step in transitioning their dogs to a nutritious plant-based diet and reveals the connection between animal ingredients and canine chronic diseases. Read it and you will realize that the road to optimum health for companion dogs is also the compassionate road.
~ Gene Baur, President of Farm Sanctuary and author of Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds about Animals and Food and Living the Farm Sanctuary Life

Dog guardians are increasingly seeking diets that are healthier for their dogs, and which do not harm ‘food’ animals or the environment. Nutritionally sound vegan diets are the best in these respects, and The Plant-Powered Dog provides a wealth of information to help them. It will be of great interest to vegan dog guardians everywhere.
~  Andrew Knight, Veterinary Professor of Animal Welfare, University of Winchester Centre for Animal Welfare, UK

I don’t think you will find a better guide for feeding your dog.
~ Richard Pitcairn, DVM, PhD, author, Dr. Pitcairn’s Complete Guide to
Natural Health for Dogs & Cats

Dog parents are increasingly seeking alternatives to animal meat to feed their canine companions. The Plant-Powered Dog reveals the growing scientific support for a plant-based dog diet along with simple strategies and delicious recipes for those interested in preparing fresh meals for their dogs. This book is a thoroughly researched and time-tested guide for dog lovers!
~ Dr. Ernie Ward, Author, The Clean Pet Food Revolution, Chow Hounds, and Founder of the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention

Modern dogs are omnivores, and The Plant-Powered Dog unravels the false narrative that dogs are strict carnivores. Backed by the latest science, the book proves that feeding companion dogs a healthy plant-based diet reduces animal suffering and slaughter, and helps people to raise healthier companion dogs.
~ Moby, multiple Grammy-nominated recording artist, DJ, producer, photographer, author and animal rights activist

About the Author:

As my canine nutrition business grew, so did my internal unrest. Because Chase was a rescue, he opened my eyes to the suffering of all species, not just those who we consider four-legged children. I became a vegetarian and then a vegan. Along with my evolving values and lifestyle came the discord of creating canine diets that included animal products.

I was contributing to the abuse and death of other intelligent, feeling animals in my business life while being staunchly against doing so in my personal life. Talk about internal conflict! So, I had to do something about it. This is how Plant-Powered Dog was born. Since dogs are omnivores and can thrive on well-planned plant-based diets, my new mission is to start a global, grassroots plant-based dog nutrition movement, providing the tools, resources and support for raising plant-powered pups.

I’d love to help you and other dog guardians worldwide raise healthy, thriving dogs through a compassionate lifestyle that positively impacts the well-being of all animals and the planet.

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