PET | TAO food therapy products are formulated and designed by practicing holistic TCVM (Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine) veterinarians, Dr. Marc Smith, and Dr. Casey Damron. Our products are color-coded, making it easy for you to choose the right products for your pet to thrive.
PET | TAO Canned Formulas
Get the convenience of TCVM Veterinary food therapy in a can!
Quick and easy! Simply pop the top and you have food therapy at your fingertips. The perfect solution for busy pet parents.
PET | TAO canned formulas are all-natural with no additives and preservatives. And, dogs love the flavor!
Freeze Dried Formulas
After raw, freeze-dried foods are the closest match to the “primal food” ancient canines consumed.
In addition, freeze-dried foods are also more sustainable, requiring less packaging and waste.
Our staff has also found PET | TAO freeze-dried formulas perfect to use as “training treats”!
Freeze-Dried Dog & Cat Treats
Did you know you can use treats to help your pet’s natural healing process? Sounds strange, but it’s true!
PET | TAO treats are freeze-dried, single-ingredient treats from a trusted source.
In addition, PET | TAO treats are color-coded to synergistically work with PET | TAO supplements (see below) for an even more powerful effect.
PET | TAO Supplements combine Eastern herbs with Western orthomolecular medicine, providing the most powerful natural health aids available.
All PET | TAO Supplements are NASC (National Animal Supplement Council) Approved and are color-coded, working synergistically with PET | TAO treats.
The Five Element Theory
The Five Element Theory embodies the five major body organs: heart, spleen, lung, kidney, and liver.
In short, it describes how consuming specific foods can help improve the functioning of the major organs.
Yin & Yang
According to Yin & Yang philosophy, a body out of balance is prone to illness.
Subsequently, bringing the body back into balance restores harmony and health.
Examples of Yin and Yang Health Challenges
Yin and yang deficiencies are simple examples of energetic imbalance.
The underlying imbalances cause obvious symptoms in pets.
For instance, Yin Deficiency often leads to:
- Weight Loss
- Excessive Thirst
And, Yang Deficiency often leads to:
- Mental Lethargy
- Sore Joints
- Cold Extremities
Western medicine often uses pharmaceuticals to mask the symptoms of energetic imbalance.
Eastern medicine, on the other hand, works on the root cause. In other words, Eastern medicine uses food, herbs, acupuncture, etc. to naturally bring your pet back into balance.
Luckily, PET | TAO Solution formulas help bring energetically unbalanced pets back into balance.
To maintain a healthy state, feed your pet our delicious and nutritious Harmony Formula.
PET | TAO Harmony Formulas:
- Beef Formula – Encourages and supports energetic balance
- Limited Ingredient Formula– Designed for dogs with allergies and sensitive stomachs
Is your pet energetically unbalanced and not in harmony? We can help!
In fact, PET | TAO Solution Formulas actually help bring your pet back into energetic balance.
PET | TAO Solutions Formulas:
- Chill – Formulated with energetically cooling ingredients to clear heat and toxins.
- Blaze – Formulated with energetically warming ingredients to warm and energize.
Using the theory of “Like Treats Like”, PET | TAP freeze-dried treats harmonize the following imbalances.
PET | TAO Treats:
- Lung – Lung treats help pets suffering from lung diseases and skin allergies.
- Heart – Heart treats help pets with cardiac challenges or behavioral issues.
- Spleen – Spleen treats help pets suffering from diarrhea, vomiting and muscle problems.
- Liver – Liver treats help pets with liver diseases.
- Kidney – Kidney treats help pets suffering from arthritis, hearing loss, urinary tract diseases, and kidney failure.
- Salmon – Salmon treats helps pets suffering from inflammation.
PET | TAO also combines Eastern herbs with Western vitamins and minerals support the body’s natural healing process.
PET | TAO Supplements:
- Comfort – Soothes aches and discomfort associated with normal daily activity or exercise.
- Complement Immune – Mushroom blend supporting immunostimulating proteoglycans and polysaccharides to support Natural Killer (NK) and T-helper cells.
- Harmonize Joint – Natural support and maintenance of joint health and flexibility.
- Soothe Bladder– Herbal support for normal urinary tract health and pH.
- Daily Vitamins – A comprehensive blend of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids for your dog.
- Harmonize GI – Support for normal digestive balance, consistent stool quality, and gastrointestinal health.
Everything Your Pet Needs All in One Place
Start with our food and treat feeding charts.
Then, choose the specific PET | TAO products your pet needs!
Imagine how good you’ll feel knowing you’re giving everything your pet needs to be healthy from the inside out!
Unleash Your Pet’s True Health Potential Using the Magic of Eastern Food Therapy Combined With Western Nutritional Science
The Legend of The Divine Farmer
Ancient Chinese health practitioners had an amazing secret.
The secret reads like this: “藥食同源”.
In short, the secret reads: “Food and Medicine (herbs) share the same origin.”
Interesting, isn’t it?
In Eastern societies, the saying reminds people of the story of The Divine Farmer.
The Divine Farmer
According to Chinese legend, The Divine Farmer was an ancient Chinese tribal chief.
His name was Shen Nong, and he was born of a princess and a heavenly dragon.
Also, according to legend, he had a very unusual body.
The Divine Farmer’s body was transparent and allowed him to see the effect of the things he ate.
The Divine Farmer’s Plant Research
To help his people thrive, The Divine Farmer decided to try eating all the wild plants in China.
He ate each plant, taking note of how it affected his body.
The Divine Farmer taught his people which safe and mild plants to use for food.
He also discovered plants with powerful properties. Powerful plants became medicinal herbs.
And toxic plants, of course, were poison.
The Divine Farmer had many near-death experiments.
Fortunately, he was able to save himself with his superhuman knowledge and abilities.
However, one day the Divine Farmer consumed one plant so poisonous it took his life.
Supposedly, he ate a yellow flower of a weed that caused his intestines to rupture before he had time to take the antidotal tea.
However, he gifted China with “The Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing“, translated as “The Divine Farmer’s Materia Medica.“
The Magic Combination
Legends aside, we know ancient Chinese people studied the energetics of food and each different food’s effect on the body’s subtle energy.
We call using food to affect subtle energy “Eastern food therapy“.
The philosophy of eating for subtle energy balance is quite different than the philosophy of eating proteins, fat, and carbs for caloric energy requirements and nutritional needs.
And, it’s often quite tricky to find food that meets the criteria for both subtle energy needs and nutritional requirements.
Eastern Food Therapy + Western Nutritional Science
The PET | TAO Story
After years in clinical practice, veterinarians Marc Smith and Casey Damron found some of their patients just weren’t getting better with conventional treatments.
Consequently, the doctors sought alternative therapies to help patients left without treatment options for their ailments.
The veterinarians then created a pet food line to heal and keep pets healthy.
PET I TAO combines Western nutritional science and ancient Eastern knowledge of Food Energetics, the Yin-Yang and Five-Element Theories.