Recommended Foods for Dogs that have too much "Heat"
I get asked pretty often about which dog foods are best, so I thought I would do a handful of posts to share which ones I suggest!
This second blog post for my "Food Series" will focus on dogs that have too much heat & need to cool their body. To get a specific food recommendation for your pet, please fill out THIS pet profile and I will email you my suggestion. To read my first blog post for "normal, healthy dogs," click HERE
The majority of us do not have time to prepare raw or home cooked meals for our pets. And that is okay! It is okay if you feed raw. It is okay if you prepare home cooked meals. And it is okay if you feed kibble!
The focus of this blog post is on Kibble & other prepared food. We can save the raw or home cooked blog topic for a later day.
Generally speaking, I have a handful of things that I look at when I look at a Kibble and Prepared Food manufacturer & the ingredients they chose to put into a food.
Real meat, poultry, or fish is the first ingredient
No corn, wheat, or soy
No added sugars or sweeteners
No artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives
Contains fruit & veggies
Made in the USA
So, what is a "Dog that has too much Heat?"
It's pretty simple actually!
Bright red & dry tongue
Excessive panting & thirst
Prefers to lay on the floor vs. a bed
Dry, Brittle Food Pads & Nose
May deal with cardiovascular diseases
May deal with separation anxiety
Considered a "Fire Animal" - Life of the Party, Playful, Seeks Attention, and Hyper
The proteins I recommend to my clients for dogs that have "too much heat" include Duck, Turkey and Rabbit.
Here are the foods that, after a lot of research, are based in those proteins and I would suggest feeding (in order of my preference).
pawTree Duck & Chickpeas Recipe
pawTree Real Turkey & Brown Rice Recipe
Merrick Backcountry Freeze-Dried Raw Hero's Banquet Recipe Dry Dog Food
Instinct Original Grain-Free Recipe with Real Rabbit Freeze-Dried Raw Coated Dry Dog Food
Go! SENSITIVITIES Limited Ingredient Duck Grain-Free Dry Dog Food
Other Foods for a "Dog with too much heat" that you can add into their food dish (in moderation & based on their liking of each):
I look forward to hearing from you on this topic!
Do you consider your dog to have "too much heat?"
Have you tried any of these food recipes?