He was supposed to die of cancer. That awful disease was supposed to return and return again in his little body until it finally took his life too soon.
In my mind, there was no reason on this planet why a 3 year old dog should be dying of cancer. WHAT the actual eff?
In case you don’t yet know me, my name is Nikki White. I’ve spent my entire life teaching people of all walks of life. I used to teach art to high school students, I’ve taught college kids dance, and I teach marketing to adults. It’s in my bones and all of who I am. Little did I know my dog’s devastating diagnosis would be the next phase of my teaching career.
It was the end of 2015, when I got the worst phone call of my life.
“It’s cancer” is all I heard my vet say. Everything else just muffled into the background as if I were underwater.
It was the hardest moment of my life. My soulmate and my best friend, Laker, had a death sentence. I couldn’t function thinking I was about to lose him after only having him for a year and a half. This wasn’t fair. And I wasn’t ready.
His diagnosis birthed a fire deep inside me. A fire nothing could extinguish. I spent my waking hours researching the causes of cancer and how to prevent it naturally from ever coming back.
I’m happy to report, that after the thousands of dollars I spent taking classes, the time I’ve spent travelling North America to learn, and reading every book I could, he survived! And he’s been cancer free for nearly three years now!
On the day of his surgery, I made a pact with him. I made a commitment to him that was two-fold.
- One: That there will be no way in hell that he will ever get cancer again under my care to the best of my ability.
- And two: That I would tell as many people that I could about all I’ve learned.
And when I have something good to say, I want to scream it from the rooftops, if it’ll make other people’s lives easier. You can’t stop me… Or shut me up 🙂
And that, my friend, is why I made the Making Kibble Better Guide. I feel it’s my honor AND my responsibility to teach the healthy lifestyle choices I’ve spent so long researching and testing.
I teach about a lot of topics. Nutrition, essential oils, meditating with your dog, bonding, healthy water and much more. But to boil it down, there are three pillars to leading an EASY and healthy life that I believe has kept Laker’s cancer from returning after so long. Every day cancer-free is a win to me!
Be on the lookout for another blog post, where we’ll discuss the three pillars of my teachings and how you can easily help your dog stay healthy.