What is TCVM?

Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine is composed of 5 pillars: Acupuncture, herbal medicine, Tui-Na, Qi gong, and food therapy.

Food Therapy

Dr. Judy Morgan's Constitutions

Supporting your pet with a Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) diet simply means maximizing their lifespan by feeding them ingredients that address their specific needs.

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Symptoms of Excess & Deficiency

When to feed FIREπŸ”₯

βšͺSymptoms of Metal Excess can include dryness, constipation, asthma, laryngitis, sinusitis, dermatitis, ileitis, colitis, urethritis, mammary tumors, emaciation, anemia, poor appetite, stiff spine, neck and posture, dry, cracked, and brittle nails and lips, and tight muscles.

🌎Symptoms of Earth Deficiency can include loose teeth, lower back ache, swollen abdomen, swollen liver, soft tumors (prostate), swollen lymph nodes, weak ankles and wrists, bruises easily, tender muscles, bleeding gums, obesity, and poor muscle tone.

πŸ”₯Symptoms of Fire Deficiency can include panic, confusion, weak heart function, anemia, tires easily, and low blood pressure.Β 

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When to feed EARTH🌎

🌊Symptoms of Water Excess can include apathy, lethargy, solitary, suspicious, moaning, groaning, arthritis, cold back and extremities, heart enlargement, edema, tumors in the brain, spinal cord and lower abdomen, rigid muscles, pot belly, loose bowel movements, lack of appetite, shallow breathing, urinary retention, instability of the lumbosacral spine, arthritis in the hips and hind limbs (worse in cold), hypersensitive vision and hearing, headaches, weak digestion, kidney and bladder stones, bony tumors, hypertension, and constipation.

βšͺSymptoms of Metal Deficiency can include respiratory tract infections, high fevers, bronchitis, pneumonia, dry mucous membranes, itching, shortness of breath, intermittent rapid heartbeat, bladder weakness, frail physique, incontinence, moles and warts, loss of body hair, cracked, dry, soft nails, soft, enlarged lymph nodes, sneeze or cough with changes in temperature and humidity.

🌎Symptoms of Earth Deficiency can include loose teeth, lower back ache, swollen abdomen, swollen liver, soft tumors (prostate), swollen lymph nodes, weak ankles and wrists, bruises easily, tender muscles, bleeding gums, obesity, and poor muscle tone.

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When to feed METALβšͺ

πŸͺ΅Symptoms of Wood Excess can include digestive upset, acid reflux, spasmodic abdominal pain, pain between the ribs, shallow breathing or wheezing, hyperactivity, frustration, anger, aggression, and seizures.

🌊Symptoms of Water Deficiency can include fear, terror, dulled vision and hearing, weak, stiff spine and lower body, degeneration of discs and cartilage, cold hips and hind legs, frequent urination, osteoporosis, prematurely gray, wrinkled skin, lacks stamina, hard to wake up, loss of appetite, and weak abdominal muscles.

βšͺSymptoms of Metal Deficiency can include respiratory tract infections, high fevers, bronchitis, pneumonia, dry mucous membranes, itching, shortness of breath, intermittent rapid heartbeat, bladder weakness, frail physique, incontinence, moles and warts, loss of body hair, cracked, dry, soft nails, soft, enlarged lymph nodes, sneeze or cough with changes in temperature and humidity.Β 

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When to feed WATER🌊

πŸ”₯Symptoms of Fire Excess can include dry cough, thirst, sores in the nose and throat, restlessness, anxiety, painful urination, recurrent cystitis, bad dreams, soreness of the lower back, inability to focus, swollen hot joints, dehydration, Yin deficiency, hives, high blood pressure and swollen feet.

πŸͺ΅Symptoms of Wood Deficiency can include edema (swelling of limbs), phlegm (cough, mucous), stiff muscles, sluggish circulation, aches and pains in joints and tendons, tendon or ligament rupture (ACL, CCL), sluggishness, lethargy, and dry eyes.

🌊Symptoms of Water Deficiency can include fear, terror, dulled vision and hearing, weak, stiff spine and lower body, degeneration of discs and cartilage, cold hips and hind legs, frequent urination, osteoporosis, prematurely gray, wrinkled skin, lacks stamina, hard to wake up, loss of appetite, and weak abdominal muscles.

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When to feed WOOD🌳

🌎Symptoms of Earth Excess can include dampness in the lower body (edema or swelling in the abdomen, hips and hind legs), weak back, weak joints, cold, damp lower back and hind limbs, attention seeking, intestinal gas and distention, constipation and diarrhea, abnormal appetite, obesity, conjunctivitis, water retention, tender gums, sticky mucous in nose and throat, and sticky saliva.

πŸͺ΅Symptoms of Wood Deficiency can include edema (swelling of limbs), phlegm (cough, mucous), stiff muscles, sluggish circulation, aches and pains in joints and tendons, tendon or ligament rupture (ACL, CCL), sluggishness, lethargy, and dry eyes.

πŸ”₯Symptoms of Fire Deficiency can include panic, confusion, weak heart function, anemia, tires easily, and low blood pressure.Β 

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    There are five elements, or constitutions, in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine. These constitutions help determine personality traits, hair color, predisposition to illness, temperament, and emotions.

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