The Canine Health Nut

Hello – My name is Nikki – and I am the creator behind “The Canine Health Nut”. My mission is to provide a balanced overview of different topics related to canine health, nutrition, and wellness so that dog parents have all the information they need to make the best decision for their pup!

By trade, I am a Registered Veterinary Technician (veterinary nurse) located in sunny San Diego, California – where I live with my husband, twin toddlers, and two senior rescue pups – Ranger and Ash.

I feel like each pet your have teaches you something, and my own pups are no different…

Ash survived parvo as a puppy in the shelter and suffered gastrointestinal problems for years before I discovered fresh food options that worked for him. I’ve been cooking or purchasing fresh food for him ever since.

Ranger had all the typical signs of allergies, and after a food elimination trial we found he had environmental allergies. He has done great on a fish based diet, with the addition of fish oils to combat his problem. Recently he was also diagnosed with hip dysplasia and we are working on finding him a good routine to help him manage his pain.

And as a dog mom with a veterinary background, I really try to educate myself about all the options available for both my dogs and share those with others that could benefit. We are all here to learn and grow together to find the best solutions for our pups!

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