Cooling Foods for Hot Dogs
It's getting blimmin hot & humid!
Start offering your dog more cooling and neutral foods. This terminology is part of the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) approach to health and diet, in which concepts such as Yin and Yang play important roles.
Foods fall into 1 of 3 categories in TCM - cooling, neutral and warming/hot foods.
Offering more cooling and neutral foods and avoiding warming/hot foods can help your pooch keep cool and not heat up an allergy dog.
Cooling Foods: White fish, duck, rabbit, whole fruits and vegetables like apples, bananas, cranberries, watermelon, broccoli, cauliflower, cucumbers and celery, as well as mushrooms. Add a sprinkle of sea salt, kelp or other seaweeds such as Nori. Whole grains like barley and millet are also suggested for a cooling diet, while buckwheat is another cooling food to consider. To top it all off, add a drizzle of first-pressed sesame or flax seed oil, and a dollop of goat yogurt.
We offer a small drink of straight up coconut water at the beginning or end of a hot day to hydrate and replace lost potassium. Bone broth is also excellent for hydration!
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