About the Author
Mary Straus is the consulting canine nutritionist for The Healthy Dog Cookbook. She has been researching canine nutrition and health and feeding her own dogs a homemade diet since 1998. She is the owner of the DogAware.com web site and is a regular contributor to the Whole Dog Journal. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Shawn Messonnier, DVM, is the consulting veterinary editor for The Healthy Dog Cookbook. He opened Paws & Claws Animal Hospital in 1991. Shawn is a regular contributor to veterinary journals, and is the author of several books on pet care, including The Natural Health Bible for Dogs & Cats. He is also host of the weekly award-winning radio show, "Dr. Shawn--The Natural Vet," on Martha Stewart Living Radio.