“All disease begins in the Gut.” – Hippocrates
We agree! We also believe that one of the main causes of disease is food. Poor nutrition and imprudent food choices lead to energetic imbalance and poor health. If your dog is generally balanced and healthy, a TCVM energetically balanced dog food recipe maintains his state of energetic balance and harmony.
What is an Energetically Balanced, Healthy Dog?
A dog that is balanced and healthy has a very clear and defined mental state, no outward signs of disease, and a perfect balance of Yin and Yang in the body.
The classic signs of balance and health in dogs are:
- No outward signs of health problems
- Clear emotional component
- Clear skin
- Clear, focused eyes
- Breath that doesn’t smell
- A pinkish-red tongue with a mild amount of saliva
- Pet easily adapts to different environments
The goal of food therapy is creating and maintaining balance in an animal’s body. Animals that are already balanced do very well on an energetically balanced or “neutral” diet.
TCVM Energetically Neutral Foods
Eastern Food Therapy maintains your dog’s energetic balance.
A nutritionally balanced canine diet contains:
- 60% – 80% Protein – mostly from meat
- 20% – 40% Carbohydrates – from grains, vegetables, and fruit
- A minimum of 2% fat
Use the list of foods below to create endless delicious recipe combinations for your furry friend!
Mix up the ingredients as needed to create a food that your dog loves.
You can easily track the protein, carbohydrate, and fat ratios in an online food log like those found on Fitbit and Livestrong websites.
TCVM Energetically Neutral/Balanced Foods
Beans (kidney, red, black, soy, broad)
Black sesame oil
TCVM Energetically Balanced Dog Food Recipe
5 pounds meat (see “meat/proteins” list above)
1 1/2 pounds vegetables (see “vegetables” list above)
1 1/2 pounds white potato
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
1 teaspoon rosemary
1 teaspoon clove
1 teaspoon basil
2 teaspoons salt
Debone and chop meat and vegetables.
Place all ingredients in crockpot layering:
- Slow cooking root vegetables on the bottom
- Meat in the middle
- Fast cooking items on top
Top with 1 cup water.
Cook on low for 4 hours.
In addition, add the following to your pet’s diet:
- One canine multivitamin per day.
- Calcium supplement 50mg/kg of body weight (22mg/lb of bodyweight) per day. Some other good choices for calcium are eggshell powder or bone meal.
- Feed roughly 1.5 cups per 25 pounds of body weight twice daily.
- Monitor your pet’s weight. If an undesirable weight loss occurs, please contact your veterinarian immediately so that you can make an adjustment in the feeding/diet plan.
Please consult with your veterinarian and use personal judgment when cooking at home for your dog. Even though pet food recalls and the poor quality of some pet foods are a concern, many veterinarians voice concerns over homemade diets. Some vets feel that when fed exclusively, homemade diets may result in vitamin/mineral deficiencies that can adversely affect a pet’s health. If you choose to feed your dog a homemade diet, you must understand and meet your dog’s needs to stay healthy. Please share our recipe with your veterinarian. Your veterinarian can advise you on supplements for your pet’s individual situation. Monitor your dog’s health by observing his/her temperament, skin, coat, and waste. If you notice anything strange, contact your veterinarian immediately.