Cooling (Yin) Proteins Updated on: March 23rd, 2019

traditional chinese medicine (TCM) teaches that a person's (or animal's) natural energy requires balance that can be achieved through a variety of factors such as food. each animal protein or plant-based ingredient has an energy that can interact with your pet's natural energy - for pets with hot energies (yang), feeding cooling proteins (yin) help rebalance their energy to promote health and happiness.

why we feed

pets with cold energies are always seeking heat, they will have cold ears, nose, back and limbs. they tend snuggle up in blankets and can become sluggish during the colder months. pets with arthritis that is affected by the cold can also be categorized within this energy.

how to feed

balancing a pet's energy is extremely important and the easiest most effective way to do this is by feeding cooling proteins such as: duck, rabbit, cod, whitefish, pollock clam and scallop.

Additional info

there are cooling fruits and vegetables, too! some are: tomatoes, Bamboo, Broccoli, Celery, Cucumber, Eggplant, Kelp, Lettuce, Mushroom, Seaweed, Apple, Banana, Cranberry, Kiwi, Lemon, Mango, Orange, Pear, Strawberry, Tangerine, Watermelon!