dcm disease in dogs

Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) and Taurine: What You Should Know!

The Link Between Taurine and DCM Disease in Dogs Recently the FDA has reported a potential link between grain-free diets and heart disease (Dilated Cardiomyopathy or DCM) in dogs . The great news is that fresh pet foods have not been implicated in the possible correlation. How does Traditional Chinese Medicine view the incidence of […]

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What is Qi?

What is Qi (or Chi) and how does is it affect my Dog’s Health? Qi, (pronunced Chee) in Traditional Chinese Medicine describes your Energy or Life Force. The Chinese Character “Qi” depicts cloudy vapors, like steam rising off of rice.  The ancient Chinese gave the name Qi to recognize that something as alive.   Qi defines […]

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8 Week Home Cooking Challenge to Improve Skin Allergies

Traditional Chinese Medicine teaches us to have a Beautiful Coat we need Beautiful Blood- that means a body well nourished with Whole Food. Take our 8 week home cooking challenge and see your dog’s skin become less red and dry.  See the coat improve in softness, hydration and vibrancy of colors.  Skin improvements are one […]

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Eastern Medicine Philosophy

By: Susan Bohrer DVM, CVA, Certified in Food Therapy   “Where there is poor nutrition, there will be disease”   As a veterinarian, I see a lot of chronic diseases such as diabetes, cancer, obesity and skin conditions in dogs.  I practice Eastern and Western integrated medicine in my practice and Eastern Medicine places a […]

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The Case Against Kibble

By: Susan Bohrer DVM, CVA, Certified in Food Therapy   I have been using Food Therapy, which is feeding specific fresh foods to dogs and cats, for the last 3 years of my 14 years as a veterinarian.   Changing my patients to fresh food has been the single greatest improvement in their health I have […]

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Fresh Food Was the Best Prescription for These Dogs

One of the motivators to create Chi Dog came on a routine office call for vaccines.  When I saw her dogs I thought we have to do something for these dogs’ obesity.  I was talking with an owner of these 2 pit bulls whom she loved very much.  They were both middle-aged and overweight with dry, […]

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