Food is medicine. What your pet eats can help to promote overall health and wellness and it can also help to heal. In Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) food is an integral part of the medical therapy that your pet would receive.
In addition to any medical or therapeutic recommendations, Dr. Carmack will assist you in choosing the best food for your pet. A balanced home-cooked diet will be recommended, but if this is not possible then she will help you choose another high quality food that works for your pet and your life.
It is not only the ingredients in food that are important, but other properties as well. In TCVM each food has different thermal energetic properties or “temperatures.” Based on an individual’s genetic properties, personality, age, species and disease process/imbalance, Dr. Carmack will help you formulate a diet to meet the specific needs of your individual pet.
We are proud to offer food therapy as part of our house-call veterinary care services. Dr. Carmack has studied TCVM Food Therapy at the Chi Institute in their post-doctoral program and is set to complete her certification during the summer of 2017. She has found food therapy to be a very helpful tool to help treat aging pets without the stress of a visit to the hospital.