What does energetically balanced mean for your dog?

The old adage that “you are what you eat” applies here. Food is classified as having various properties such as cooling, warming, etc. Allergic dogs should eat cooling foods such as fish, duck and rabbit. The cooling foods help to bring down the inflammation throughout the body. Foods like venison and lamb are considered the warmest of proteins and, to an allergic dog, would greatly increase the heat in the body and the allergic reaction. Incorporating cooling foods into an allergic dog’s diet will help to resolve the underlying disharmony that is causing the reaction.

Protein choices

We recommend 80/20 Beef because of its neutral properties and most dogs are not sensitive to a good quality grass fed beef. You should consider using Cooling proteins such as duck, fish, and rabbit if beef cannot be tolerated.  For variety, you also can use fish as an alternative. Small fatty fish such as whitefish, Herring, sardines, smelt or wild caught fish like mackerel or salmon. Pork Liver is included in this diet instead of chicken liver because of its neutrality.

Vegetable choices

The Cooling ingredients included in Rescue are cooling such as broccoli, kelp and flaxseed oil. Neutral Vegetables have been added to Rescue including BeetRoot and Pumpkin. Squash is a warming vegetable but is neutralized by the other cooling vegetables included in the diet.

The Rescue diet can be made warmer or cooler used in combination with other types of foods to add variety and choice or to decrease the harshness of a very cold or very hot diet.