"food is medicine"

integrative Food Therapy For Your Dog

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  • Vet-designed recipes
  • Real nutrition
  • Guided by eastern medicine
  • Made fresh
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Testimonials

Hi my name is TaHso. I am a rescued male Standard French Poodle who was diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease. I had a terrible belly ache until 2 doctors suggested this wonderful and special food called Chi Dog (I eat the fire diet) and my IBD has improved dramatically. One of my favorite things is when the box is delivered and I can follow it to the freezer and know it will soon be coming my way.

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Oona was diagnosed as a young adult with Mega Esophagus. We spent one year with 7 different vets that recommended changing her dry kibble to stop the retching, honking and moaning. After meeting Dr. Tracy Duffner and she determined the cause of Oona’s ME (IBD), we started Oona on ChiDog Fire Diet. Oona is 100% better now. She feels well and acts like a 2.5 year old Golden Retriever. Her eyes are bright, coat is beautiful and she finally digests her food; thus, getting the nutrients she requires to have her best day playing and making the world smile.

Nicole Sheeler

My 2 senior dogs absolutely love Chi Dog! My most senior, she is almost 16 years young, is a picky eater and she licks her plate clean! We also deal with ongoing pancreatitis and liver issues. Along with some medication and starting them on Chi Dog our numbers are improving. I am very happy with the quality of the food (we use the Wood diet and the Fire diet) and it is so convenient with the delivery system they have set up. I also want to mention how EXTREMELY helpful Dr. Boher has been. She is so helpful by answering all my questions and is so kind in doing so. I have recommended Chi Dog to several friends and family members and will continue to do so.

Cheryl

Chi dog is amazing! As much as we would love to make our dog’s food ourselves, life can get really busy and there isn’t always time for it. Chi dog is perfect- not only is it really convenient but it is made by actual veterinarians who know exactly what our pups need. Our boxer especially loves the Fire and Earth diets, but there is a perfect match for every dog’s personality and/or health needs! Thank you for making our boy so happy and healthy!

Courtney

My senior collie loves this food and he is looking great - his coat, his alertness and his energy level. He now skips to his food. Thank you for your guidance during the process of deciding on the food and amount to feed him.

Heidi

Thanks so much for your help...he's doing so much better, even this early, and I am hopeful and confident that with time, he will continue to improve on your diet. He's so thrilled to have new options, after years of that boring canned prescription food. And human grade food seems to "agree with him" more. You can be sure that after 7 years of canned stuff, he's HAPPY to sing your praises.

Lynne Bensy

ChiDog single handedly changed both my pups' lives for the better and it even helped Mango kick cancer's butt!

Hannah Harden

Oliver has been doing great on the food. Oliver is a 13.5 year old deaf Dalmatian/poodle mix. Over the years, he started to develop small fatty deposits (bumps) on his stomach. We had been keeping an eye on them and had our vet check on them during his yearly exams. We switched from traditional dry dog food to Chi Dog, Water diet in October. Since that time, most of Oliver’s fatty deposits have disappeared! He has a few remaining that were larger in size but I expect that over time, those will continue to decrease in size as well. We are so happy we selected Chi Dog!

Cindy Pries

We are blown away by your incredible food. We tried everything to get the edema / swelling down in her back leg but nothing worked until we tried the water diet. Her leg is totally back to normal! A true miracle. And you have the best customer service ever. We can’t thank you enough for all the help and personal attention too 💖🙏 Our holistic veterinarian, Dr. Magda at Holistika in La Crescenta for acupuncture and they love your food there.

Halyey Carr

It was a very lucky day almost a year ago, when one of the veterinarians at the clinic I took my beautiful Jack Russell, Tyler to recommended Chi Dog. We were trying to figure out why he was continuing to drink huge amounts of water all day every day. The belief he had Cushings disease was the prevalent conclusion. He had gone through numerous tests, ultra sounds, X-rays. Two small nodules were found on his kidneys, but this is common in middle aged dogs. Ulcers were ruled out. I was so frustrated and worried. When the vet suggested Chi-dog, I thought why not. We had experience with acupuncture & homeopathic medications also to no avail. Why not homeopathic type food. Tyler was on a very well-known high quality kibble. So I called Chi dog, I spoke with Susan one of the Doctor/owners. She was wonderful. We discussed all of Tyler’s issues. She listened and suggested ideas & finally we decided on a recipe of food. The food was shipped in a recycled box on dry ice. When I defrosted some to feed, I was so impressed. It smelled & tasted (yes I taste my dog’s food) wonderful. Chunks of real meat & vegetables, I could identify. I figured if Tyler & my other dog Chloe did not like it, I would eat it myself. About a month later, Tyler’s water consumption started declining. He seemed to feel better, more energy and happier. Back to his very jack russell self. We have not looked back. We tweaked his food a little, went from pork to turkey. My dogs love the food, and I love the company & people as well. I have over Tyler’s 12 years tried home cooked to raw to kibble, spent a lot of money on food for him. Finally I can say, I am completely happy with Chi dog. And the test results have backed me up. His nodules are smaller and his water consumption is back to a normal dog’s. It is the best food out there hands down

Jamie

Heela was having some major Gi issues in the past, being a Shiba they do have sensitive systems. Since I have had her on Chi Dog Wood Dietwe have not had to deal with that at all. She is very regular, full of energy and a happy sweet girl! Thank you Chi Dog!!! We are forever customers.

Breanne Rendez

I’ve been using Chi Dog for my pets and we couldn’t be more pleased. Chi Dog saved our Phoebe’s life. She’s had two liver shunt surgeries and wasn’t expected to live. She’s doing amazing because of Chi Dog and I can’t thank them enough. Daisy is almost 18 and we’ve had her on Chi Dog. Daisy wasn’t eating well at all as she was getting up there in age. We know her diet with Chj Dog has extended her life. Teddy, was having stomach issues, so Dr Berg suggested we try Chi Dog. His stomach issues are gone, thanks again to Chi Dog. The customer service is fabulous and you can always talk to someone if you have any questions or concerns. Chi Dog is absolutely wonderful.

Vickie Czubek

Holistic veterinarian, Dr. Bethany’s personal senior rat terrier Lola suffered from chronic pancreatitis. She was very picky and had recurring bouts of vomiting on prescription low fat dog food. After talking about a food therapy approach to pancreatitis with Dr. Bohrer at a holistic vet conference she decided to try both her dogs on Chi Dog’s Fire Diet. They seemed to feel great on the meals. Just to be careful she ran labs on her rat terriers a few months later and she was ecstatic to see her senior cushings/ chronic pancreatitis dog’s lab work was completely normal! She saw Dr. Bohrer later in the year at another conference and also mentioned how happy she was her Lola’s breath and energy level also improved with the change to Chi Dog’s cooling Fire Diet!

Lola and Kaboom

I cannot thank you enough for all the work you’ve done with Chi Dog. My dog hasn’t been healthier after being on this food for quite some time. Each time I bring him to the vet, he has had no issues and they always ask me what I’m feeding him. Of course I have some vets that try to steer you away and try to get you to feed science diet or Purina’s pro plan but I know this food isn’t made for dogs. I love the quality of the food and it’s always fresh. My pup is a picky eater and he never gets tired of the Chi Dog. We love the variety and ingredients! The service is outstanding. Thank you for keeping my pet healthy and happy! Kind regards, Jess & Simba

Jess & Simba

To update you, Chip, my 12 year old, Lab looking mix, is doing exceptionally well. I have noticed more energy and youthfulness, and thinner waist. He still shows signs of his age but has noticeably become more playful and energetic. Beans, my 10 year old labradoodle was often picky and not interested in eating. He would eat grass a lot while on walks and would occasionally vomit up bile, which prompted me to go with Chi-Dog thinking his food was lacking. He had upset stomach pretty frequently. Now he loves his food and has not refused it once

Terry Johnson

Hi Dr., you recommended that I add some water to Gertie's food and it seems to help. I am happy with the Water diet, Gertie has been eating this for over 1 year, I have noticed a great difference from eating kibbles to Chi Dog food. Geritie's hair is very smooth and she likes her food 😀 thank you ❤

Teresa Inouge

Hi Susan, When our vet told us that Mac’s kidneys weren’t functioning properly, I did a lot of reading to see how I could improve his health so he could live as long as possible! He’s my baby!! So, the bet gave me some samples of food but he wouldn’t touch them. He’s very picky. I’ve always made his food…chicken rice and veggies mostly. I didn’t know I was giving him too much protein. :/ Anyway, I have tried some other brands of kidney friendly foods and he wouldn’t touch any of them! I’m extremely elated that he is not only eating the food I ordered from Chidog, but devouring it!!! I can’t tell you how happy that makes me. So he’s on the Water diet. Is there a way to change it up a little each month, or are the kidney friendly diets pretty much the same each month? I know dogs probably don’t care about variety, but I was just wondering. Thank you so much for creating a recipe that my extremely picky dog loves! Juliane Solis and Mac

Juliane Solis and Mac

She’s a new dog, thanks to Chi Dog! She’s going to be 15, and yet she gets the zoomies almost daily! We’re all so grateful! Hey, here’s your new campaign!

Laurie Laman

I will note this is the first food that has worked well for her. I've tried over 10 different foods and had found one that she could somewhat tolerate - Raw Bistro Dehydrated Turkey; however, she still had loose stool from time to time. She has not had one loose stool since transitioning her to this food. I have noticed a number of the edamame beans (and some carrots) in her stool, so I have been mashing the beans hoping to assist with digestion. This has helped some.

Sherry Seler

Thank you for your concern and for your food. I have an 11.5 year-old dog with Cushing’s. He has been off of Vetoryl for 2 months now; I think it was slowly killing him despite tests showing normal cortisol levels. He stopped eating just about everything. I started making his food at home; a recipe very similar to your Fire Diet, and after 3 weeks his coat has improved, he looks less “skeletal”, his eyes are brighter, and I think he feels much better. My wholistic vet recommended Chi Dog to me. I was elated to see my dog eat Chi Dog just like the food I had been making. He is now on a regular diet of half homemade food, half Chi dog Fire Diet. I am very thankful to have a high-quality food like Chi Dog, that he will eat, to add to his diet! Using Chi Dog means I have to prepare food less often (big win) and it is also a security in case I am not able to prepare homemade food at any point. Thank you!

Pam Silvia

Chi Dog has been a lifesaver for our puppy, we had tried over six different foods in under five months of having Francis with us, always seeing GI struggles, inflammation in his joints/pain, and generally a puppy who really wasn’t interested in food. With Chi Dog our GI struggles are settled down, he has no pain in his joints anymore and is the most balanced energy puppy ever…oh and he now LOVES to eat, as every puppy should!!!” “We were told our puppy had IBD and would be managing it for life, I didn’t accept that differential diagnosis, and was referred to Chi Dog by our integrative vet Dr. Coger” “Chi Dog will be his base food for life and we will begin to rotate in different Chi Dog formulas to continue to build his good gut health, thank you for helping Francis and being an amazing company to work with and trust!

Since we rescued Shelby, our Chihuahua, she has been having GI incidents which were becoming more frequent. No one could find the cause. At 10 pounds these GI incidents were brutal for Shelby to endure. We just went through another series of horrible bloody diarrhea events and after Shelby’s most recent GI incidents, Shelby’s stool continued to be loose, not formed and she was not feeling herself and her stool test on 2/23/23 showed toxic Clostridium diff. Rather than begin a course of Metronidazole and Amoxicillin, we started the change to Chi Dog and made the change very quickly thanks to my consultation call with Dr. Susan at Chi Dog! We saw an immediate improvement in her stool. Within a few days of starting her new Chi Dog diet, we could clearly see a significant positive change in Shelby, like she was a puppy again!. Not to mention Shelby will be 12 years old in December. We did another stool test on 3/2/23 which came back negative! Chi Dog food was the medicine! Our vet was speechless! The only change we made was to switch to Chi Dog so there is no other explanation. Shelby has never been able to get past these reoccurring GI incidents without antibiotics which wreak havoc on her beneficial gut bacteria. My first impression of Chi Dog is 5 Stars! If not more! The consultation call with Dr. Susan helped us select the right Chi Dog diet and get started on healing Shelby! The call with Dr. Susan was immensely helpful and this level of care is greatly appreciated. Thank you! My first impression of Chi Dog is 5 Stars! If not more! The consultation call with Dr. Susan helped us select the right Chi Dog diet and get started on healing Shelby! The call with Dr. Susan was immensely helpful and this level of care is greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Stan, Julie and Shelby

3 Steps To A Healthier, Happier Dog

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Introduce Us To Your Fur Baby

No one knows your dog better than you. Please share some information about your best friend so we can help with their unique dietary needs.

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The Perfect Formulation

Our veterinarians have developed a short quiz to help determine the perfect formulation that will give your fur-baby their best life!

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Delivered To Your Door

Every meal is cooked fresh in our human-grade USDA inspected kitchen and laboratory tested to ensure that they are free of any potentially harmful bacterial contaminants before they are delivered to you.

Healing Whole Foods For Their Best Life

Every Ingredient Has Been Carefully Selected For Its Holistic Healing Properties

Low Carbohydrate

Following holistic health principles, all meals are high protein and low carbohydrate

USDA Kitchens

Safety and quality for your dog is our top priority

Whole Food

Human-grade, unprocessed, high quality real meat and veggies in holistic recipes for your dog

Made Fresh

Lightly cooked to promote nutritional strength and allow for easier digestion

Vet Developed

To ensure optimal nutritional needs for your dog are met and exceeded (AAFCO) Dog Approved

Whole Food

Human-grade unprocessed high quality real meat and veggies in holistic recipes for your dog

Low Carbohydrate

Following holistic health principles all meals are high protein with low carbohydrate

Made Fresh

To maintain the nutritional strength and allow for easier digestion

Vet Developed

To ensure optimal nutritional needs for your dog are met and exceeded (AAFCO)

USDA Kitchens

Safety and quality of your dog is our top priority

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Puppy Approved

Combining INTEGRATED Medicine with Over 32 years of Veterinarian Healing

To Give Your Furry Baby The Absolute Best

Our Story

Owned and Operated by Holistic Veterinarians

An Integrative Veterinarian, Dr. Bohrer is Certified in Traditional Chinese Food Therapy. She has been prescribing home-cooked diets to her patients for years as a clean alternative to processed dog food.

The improvements she saw in her patients were so consistent and transformational, Dr. Bohrer launched Chi Dog to offer the same meals delivered to doors across the country.

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    Frequently asked questions

    Have questions? We’re here to help.
    We should all eat clean foods. This means unprocessed high quality real food. A Whole Food Diet of human grade quality is far more healthy than kibble (hard dog food) or canned food. A Whole Food Eastern Medicine based diet goes farther to increase health and prevent disease. All living beings are unique and prone to specific problems. Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine’s Five Elements theory categorizes the personality traits and disease tendencies of us and our pets. Think of your Element as your Eastern Medicine genetic profile. Eating based on our Element helps to support us as individuals and keep us balanced (less prone to disease).
    Yes. Our recipes were formulated, by Dr. Susan Bohrer, based an Traditional Eastern Medicine concept of clean eating to prevent disease. We worked with Dr. Edward Moser, an experienced veterinary nutritionist, to balance our diets to meet and exceed AAFCO’s standards for all life stages, including the growth of large breed puppies. This means Chi Dog can be fed to all dogs, even growing puppies who will reach a mature weight of over 70 pounds.
    Whole foods are real foods. When you read an ingredient on a package, you should be able to see it in the food. Chi Dog uses human grade ingredients that we would eat, not feed grade ingredients as in kibble and canned dog foods. When our labels read beets, carrots, and peas, you can see, feel, and smell these ingredients in the food.
    Dog’s wild cousin’s diet of raw meat may be better than kibble if it is not processed. Eastern Medicine finds benefit in cooking. Lightly cooked fresh whole food ingredients are better to nourish. This is especially true for our sick, old, and young pets; any animal who is a little delicate. Raw meat may be fine if you are a young adult and have a lot Of “Qi” (pronounced Chi) to digest your food. If you want to feed more gently, lightly cooked whole foods are ideal. Just as we would give a baby apple sauce and an old person soup, cooking the food brings some energy into the food to help them digest. Eastern Medicine recognizes raw foods as appropriate for very healthy and strong patients but not good for a weaker patient. It is completely appropriate to supplement a Chi Dog diet with raw vegetable in our young to middle aged, disease free companions.
    No. We have supplemented our diets with Vitamin E (tocopherol) to help maintain the freshness of our diet and support your dog’s coat, healing and circulatory system.
    Carbohydrates are essential to living beings and can be found in grains and plants. They are an excellent source of stored energy in our dog’s diets. Processed carbohydrates, which are in most if not all kibble (dry dog food) recipes, are poor sources of nutrition. While carbohydrates from whole foods, as found in Chi Dog diets, are excellent sources of energy. As any healthy person knows, a fresh pasta and veggie salad is healthy, while processed mac-n-cheese in a box is not
    No one knows your dog better than you. If there is an ingredient which you feel is a problem for your dog, you can try another Element Diet based on ingredients you know are right for your dog. You are also welcome to reach out to Dr. Bohrer via our Contact Us form with your concerns and we will find the best food for your dog. Regarding allergies in general, Eastern Medicine would advise that an ingredient in a clean, unprocessed and whole food form may not bother your dog in the same way that it did in the processed, pro-inflammatory dog kibble (dry dog food) or canned food
    Our eco-friendly shipping boxes are lined with Green Cell Foam and packed with enough dry ice to ensure that your pet's meals; stay cool until midnight of your delivery day. If your pet’s meals arrive after this time frame or they are partially thawed, the meals are still safe to consume as long as the food is cool to the touch.