Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Southern, Indiana, USA
There is a Chinese formula that is Hot/cold. You feed cold foods to a Hot Dog to calm them down and Hot foods to a cold dog to energize them more.
A friend first told me about it when she went to a Holistic vet and learned of it.
Basically Hot/cold has nothing to do with the temp. of the food, but with how the Chinese view it.
Lamb and Chicken are Hot foods so if you feed them to a "Hot" dog it will hype them up.
On the other hand Duck is a "cold" food so if you feed that to a "hot " dog it will even out their energy.
At the time my friend was telling me about this, I was having issues with Frank's stools, so I thought I would use it to pick his next food, for the fun of it not because I really believed in it.
She gave me several questions which I answered, and Frank is a "hot" dog. I was really surprised when I did all 3 of my dogs what they turned out to be, and how it made sense with their personalities too.
I found a good dry food with duck only in it and started feeding it to him.
Frank didn't calm down as in giving him a drug, but it was like his brain focoused if that makes sense. His training really started to improve.
I really noticed it when I ran out of his food and fed him the other dogs' food over a weekend. He was a terror and that was the only thing that had changed. Brought his food back home and he went back to normal.
How effective it is on all dogs I don't know, or if it was just a coincidence with Frank.
frank(Rosehall's Duke of Hearts CD, BN, RN) gsd
indy (Indy Bluestorm CD, GN, RN,CGC) BC
king bc mix
Rowdy (MyHearts Red Treasure) Australian Shepherd