What Are Cooling Proteins For My Dog


Food is the platform for a human and a dogs body to thrive. Dr Judy Morgan states it best, “Food can do one of two things — build health or produce disease. The better the nutrients we put into the body, the better the body will perform. It’s impossible for our dogs to attain good health if we feed them processed foods, sugars, dyes, and high-carbohydrate diets. Not only do I advocate the use of real foods, I also advocate foods that help heal specific conditions. From a TCVM approach, all foods affect the body in multiple ways.”

What are cooling, neutral, warming proteins for my dog

I have compiled a quick list, as I found this important when treating my dog with allergies.

Cooling Foods:

Proteins: duck, duck eggs, pork, rabbit, mussels, whitefish, oysters, herring

Vegetables: alfalfa, asparagus, broccoli, celery, cucumber, mushroom, spinach

Fruit: Apple, banana, cranberry, kiwi, pear strawberry, watermelon

Misc: Yogurt, chicken egg whites 

Neutral Foods:

Proteins: beef, beef liver, beef tripe, bison, chicken eggs (pasture raised, mackerel, quail, sardines, wild caught salmon, wild turkey

Vegetables: cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, green beans, Shitake mushrooms, sweet potatoes

Fruits: papaya, pineapple, pomegranate, raspberry

Additions: Chlorella, Spirulina, Yogurt, Chicken Eggs, Honey

Warming Foods:

Proteins: chicken, goat’s milk, pheasant, turkey (farmed)

Vegetables: pumpkin, squash, sweet potatoes

Fruits: peach, cherry

Additions: coconut, pine nut, walnut, chestnut, cinnamon, ginger, goat milk, turmeric, vinegar

Hot Foods:

Proteins: emu, lamb, mutton, sheep, trout, venison

What Are Food Energetics

TCM or Traditional Chinese Medicine classifies different food based on the Yin and the Yang. Chinese medical theory states that food is like medicine and we have all heard “you are what you eat” so this certainly applies with food energetics. Food therapy can be very beneficial for dogs with allergies and other health problems and especially when combined with other approaches.

What Proteins Are Best For Dogs With Allergies

Cooling proteins seem to be best for dogs with allergies as it helps to bring down the inflammation throughout the body. One of my dogs favorite cooling protein is duck and fish. Staying away from hot or warming proteins as these types of proteins seem to increase body heat. How do I tell if my dog is hot? Ears are red and warm, seeks a cool floor to sleep on, pants more than other dogs, belly is red. These symptoms are not apparent all of the time but certainly I noticed after feeding a hot or warm protein.




Helping Allergies In Dogs with Food Energetics, Dog Naturally Magazine

Feeding Your Dog From a TCVM Perspective, Dr. Judy Morgan for Animal Wellness Magazine