- BS Biology – San Diego State University
- AS Animal Science – Mesa College
- 10+ years veterinary experience
The Canine Health Nut
Hello – My name is Nikki – and I am the creator behind “The Canine Health Nut”. My mission is to give you the information you need to make the best nutritional decisions for your dog. Be that homemade dog food or a manufactured diet, I want to give you tools to cut through the overwhelm, misinformation, and noise to choose the best food for your dog.
I LOVE reviewing research on canine nutrition, and I am especially interested in the role nutrition plays in disease management and prevention.
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, recently he was also diagnosed with hip dysplasia and we are working on finding him a good routine to help him manage his pain.