Integrative and Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine Food Therapy (BX31)


The first edition of Integrative and Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine Food Therapy, the only textbook of its kind, was published in April 2020 by the Chi University Press. This unique textbook was edited by Dr. Margaret Fowler and Dr. Huisheng Xie. The hardback work is approximately 900 pages including color charts, pictures, and approximately 300 AAFCO complete and balanced homemade small animal recipes. Equine top-dressing recipes are also provided.


This book embraces both Western and Eastern wisdom and combines modern scientific nutritional concepts with the principles of traditional Chinese veterinary medicine (TCVM). A board-certified veterinary nutritionist and global experts on TCVM contributed to its creation. The book systematically introduces detailed food therapy for the most common diseases and disorders in small animal and equine medicine. Disorders are presented according to TCVM Pattern Differentiation and conventional diagnosis. Clinical signs are discussed to enable correct diagnoses and are accompanied by a wide variety of food therapy case examples to aide correct recipe choices.


The book covers more than 170 commonly used foods for dogs and cats and more than 140 commonly used foods for equines and herbivores.


The following areas are covered:

o   Food Therapy for Pediatrics and Geriatrics

    • Five Element Constitutions/personalities
    • Kidney and Bladder disorders including arthritis and weakness syndromes, reproduction
    • Liver disorders including seizures, ocular and tendon/ligament disorders, laminitis
    • Heart disorders including behavioral issues
    • Spleen disorders including vomiting, diarrhea, ulcers, colic
    • Lung and respiratory disorders
    • Dermatological disorders
    • Cancer
    • Neurologic disorders
    • Endocrine disorders
    • Immune-mediated disorders