There are many articles touting the benefits of vegetables. But how do you combine this knowledge and feed it to your Boston Terrier if you want to apply the concepts in Traditional Chinese Medicine? I’ve done some homework and wanted to share how you can put all the pieces together to make a healthy vegetable treat for your dog that not only gives him or her a nutritional boost but also helps to cool their system down while encouraging circulation.
So what kind of vegetables should my Boston Terrier dog that runs hot eat? A Boston Terrier that runs hot should eat vegetables that cool her down while providing anti-inflammatory as well as aids the digestion at the same time. You can feed a small dog a tablespoon sized treat for every twenty pounds of body weight.
Every dog is going to be different and this recipe is tailored for a dog with the following symptoms:
- They seek warm sunny spots during the day
- They burrow under the blankets at night
- Their stomach might feel damp or clammy if they have been lying or napping on the sofa for an extended period of time in the evening
- They might also have some skin issues which might be mistaken for allergies or yeast
In selecting the ingredients I looked for vegetables that had cooling properties that also aided the digestion while providing anti inflammatory benefits. I also wanted to look for qualities that would dry out dampness.
My dog Orbit has all the symptoms above. Between the two she has more skin issues.
Ingredients for a frozen vegetable treat
- 3 cucumbers
- 1 container of leafy greens (mixed spinach and lettuce)
- 3 stalks of celery
- 1 crown of broccoli
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I run this all through the food processor.
And then freeze them through the molds.
Prior to freezing I add their daily dosage of green antioxidants to each mold:
Also if you want to learn the nutritional benefits of each of the ingredients and why they were selected read: Four Paws, Five Directions
When do I feed these treats?
I used to add this to their bowls for breakfast and dinner. But I have now changed how I feed them. I now separate their protein and fruit and vegetable intake.
Their dinners are now all protein while these green veggie treats are given as snacks. I give one to them mid morning and another one mid afternoon. It just works better this way since I work out of the house and they get to snack when I do. I shared a quick time lapse on how I made these treats our Instagram and you can watch that by clicking HERE.