Nearly every animal that enters our practice can rely on a change in his and her diet to improve their health. Chinese food therapy uses the basic principles of Chinese medicine to determine which foods will promote the health of an individual animal. In simple terms, foods are classified as cooling, warming, moving or blood-nourishing. Some foods nourish specific organs and are used in animals with specific problems in these organs.
Fresh foods, either raw or cooked and prepared by the pet owner, are the foundation of Chinese food therapy. We create a recipe for your pet that is specific to his or her needs.
Mina is a long-haired dachshund who had bladder stones. Often the treatment for this condition is to remove the stones via surgery. Mina’s owners did not want their dog to undergo the risk of surgery, so we elected to treat her bladder stones with Chinese food therapy and herbs. Within one month, her stones were noticeably smaller. Within six months, she had no bladder stones. Today, Mina still has a healthy bladder and her owners are actively showing her. In October, she showed at an all-breed show and she beat the number two wire-haired dachshund. She then beat the number one wire in the country at the dachshund specialty. She is feeling great. Now that she has retired, her offspring are taking the lead. Mina lives with her new owner and is doing wonderfully.
Heidi, my 13.5-year-old dog, is still with me thanks to the care of Dr. Lori . Her holistic approach to care and knowledge of Chinese medicine, herbal supplements and acupuncture helped to balance Heidi’s various problems.
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