Digestive

Chinese Herbs for Chronic Vomiting in Dogs

There is always a chance that your dog is eating something that is making her/him vomit. It is not unusual for a dog to have more than one pattern of imbalance and require multiple remedies.

Earth Element Spleen Qi Deficient Pattern
Spleen Qi tonic for dogs

Spleen Deficiency leading to food stagnation in Stomach and chronic vomiting in dogs.

  • Sudden vomiting after eating
  • No energy
  • Low appetite
  • Vomiting of stomach contents
  • Foul breath odor
  • Loose stools
  • Thick greasy tongue coating
  • Relief after vomiting

Wood Element Liver Imbalance Pattern
Liver herbs for dogs

 

Water Element Yin Deficient Pattern
kidney yin deficiency herbs for dogs

  • Frequent vomiting of small amounts
  • Loss of appetite
  • Thirst
  • Dry bowel movements

 

 

 

Water Element Yang Deficient PatternYang Deficiency Herbs for Dogs

  • Weakness-including hind leg weakness
  • Fatigue
  • Edema
  • Cold feeling nose
  • Dislikes cold temperatures-seeks heat
  • Likes stomach massages
  • Loss of appetite

Chinese Herbs for Chronic Diarrhea in Dogs

There is always a chance that your dog is eating something that is making her/him have digestive issues. It is not unusual for a dog to have more than one pattern of imbalance and require multiple remedies.

Wood Element Liver Qi Stagnation Patternliver qi stagnation herbs for dogs

This pattern is often seen in dog breeds that are genetically prone to hyperactivity, but can develop in any dog who is stressed or who has been taking pharmaceutical medications.

  • Hyperactive personality
  • Tenderness along rib cage
  • Diarrhea occurs when dog is stressed
  • Ongoing stressful environment or situations
  • Easy anger

Earth Element Spleen Qi Deficiency Pattern

  • Chronic loose stools
  • Poor appetite
  • Weight loss
  • No endurance during exercise 

Earth Element Pattern Combined with Toxic Heat Patterntoxic-heat-chinese-herbs for dogs

This pattern is typically due to chronic Liver Qi Stagnation leading to Liver Overacting on a weak Spleen, but can also be a result of chemotherapy.

  • Explosive diarrhea
  • Blood in the stool (contact veterinarian)
  • Bowel movement with mucous and foul odor
  • Thirst
  • Nose and ears feel hot
  • Deep red tongue with yellow coat

Water Element Kidney Yang Deficient Pattern
kidney yang tonic for dogs

Chinese Herbs for Inflammatory Bowel System IBS-IBD in Dogs

Earth Element Spleen Qi Deficient Pattern

  • Chronic loose stools with undigested stools
  • Poor appetite
  • Weight loss
  • No endurance during exercise 

Wood Element Liver Congestion PatternLiver herbs for dogs

Liver Qi Stagnation is often seen in dog breeds that are genetically prone to hyperactivity, but can develop in any dog who is stressed or who has been taking pharmaceutical medications.

  • Hyperactive personality
  • Tenderness along rib cage
  • Aggressiveness-irritability
  • Diarrhea occurs when dog is stressed
  • Ongoing stressful environment or situations
  • Easy anger
  • Purple Tongue

Earth Element Spleen Qi Pattern Combined with Toxic Heat Pattern
chinese herbs for toxic heat in dogs

Damp Heat is typically due to chronic Liver Qi Stagnation leading to Liver Overacting on a weak Spleen, but can also be a result of chemotherapy.

  • Explosive diarrhea
  • Blood in the stool (contact veterinarian)
  • Bowel movement with mucous and foul odor
  • Thirst
  • Nose and ears feel hot
  • Deep red tongue with yellow coat
  • Alternating constipation and diarrhea

Chinese Herbs for Constipation in Dogs

Wood Element Liver Qi Stagnation Patternliver qi stagnation herbs for dogs

Qi stagnation is most often due to Liver Qi Stagnation because the Liver controls the flow of Qi throughout the entire body.

  • Bloating and abdominal fullness
  • Gaseous especially with bowel movement
  • Loss of appetite
  • Tenderness along rib cage
  • Irritability

Water Element Kidney Yin Deficient Pattern and Toxic Heat Pattern Combined
chinese herbs for toxic heat in dogs

Toxic Heat in the body consumes Yin over time. Heat in the body of the dog can often develop due to chronic Liver Qi Stagnation or chemotherapy.

Earth Element Spleen Qi Pattern

  • Chronic constipation
  • Poor appetite
  • Weight loss
  • No endurance during exercise
  • Possibly vomiting

For alternating constipation and diarrhea in dogs see Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Chinese Herbs for Poor Appetite in Dogs

Earth Element Spleen Deficiency Pattern 1
Spleen Qi tonic for dogs

Spleen Deficiency leading to Stomach Cold and Dampness

  • No energy
  • Cold and/or wet ear or nose
  • Wet mouth
  • Excessive drooling
  • Low appetite

Earth Element Pattern 2

Spleen Deficiency leading to food stagnation in Stomach

  • Low energy
  • Weary demeanor
  • Foul breath odor
  • Thick greasy tongue coating
  • Vomiting
  • Low appetite

Earth Element Pattern 3

  • Loose stools with undigested food
  • No energy
  • Weary demeanor
  • Weight Loss
  • Weakness of limbs
  • Low appetite

Water Element  Kidney Yin Deficient Patternkidney yin deficiency herbs for dogs

Yin Deficiency Causing Stomach Heat

  • Thirst
  • Foul breath odor
  • Dry bowel movement
  • Short urine with dark color and foul odor
  • Low appetite

 

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