Our Philosophy

5 Element Food Therapy takes a holistic nutritional approach to health and healing for dogs and cats. It is based on the 5 Element Theory in Traditional Chinese Medicine, which organizes the body into 5 functioning organ systems that correspond with an element in nature - Earth (Digestion/Spleen), Metal (Respiratory), Water (Kidneys), Wood (Liver)and Fire (Cardiovascular). Health issues can occur when there's an imbalance in an organ system. 

We've created a variety of healthy and delicious recipes designed to help adjust and maintain balance in your pet by adding whole food supplements to their regular daily diet. Our products are formulated by Certified Holistic Veterinarian.

Below is a list of common conditions our food may help support.

The 5 Elements and Common Conditions

Health Concern
Antibiotic overuse Earth Element - Digestive Support Oats and pumpkin are prebiotics that support the gut microbiome
Anxiety Fire Element - Anxiety & Heart Support Omega 3 fatty acids and valerian root decrease anxiety and increase brain health
Arthritis or joint pain Water Element - Joint & Kidney Support Turmeric, reishi mushroom, lamb and kelp decrease inflammation and support bone health
Atopy Wood Element - Allergy, Skin & Coat Support Alfalfa sprouts and sardines increase skin health
Aural hematoma Wood Element - Allergy, Skin & Coat Support Alfalfa sprouts and sardines increase skin health; sweet potato supports gut microbiome
Autoimmune hemolytic anemia Wood Element - Allergy, Skin & Coat Support
Metal Element - Respiratory & Immune Support
Fire Element - Anxiety & Heart Support
Dandelion greens, goji berries, and sweet potato support the liver/endocrine system and decrease inflammation
Bronchitis (allergic or infectious) Metal Element - Respiratory & Immune Support Shiitake, duck, and honey maintain healthy lungs; radish clears phlegm
Cancer/chemotherapy Metal Element - Respiratory & Immune Support Duck, shiitake, and carrot help maintain the immune system
Chronic ear infections Wood Element - Allergy, Skin & Coat Support
Fire Element - Anxiety & Heart Support
Alfalfa sprouts and sardines increase skin health; sweet potato supports gut microbiome
Chronic malasezzia (yeast) Wood Element - Allergy, Skin & Coat Support Sweet potato supports gut microbiome
Conjunctivitis (allergic or infectious) Wood Element - Allergy, Skin & Coat Support Goji berries and dandelion greens support eye health and decrease inflammation
Constipation/Megacolon Earth Element - Digestive Support Oats and pumpkin are prebiotics that support the gut microbiome and provide needed fiber
Cushings Wood Element - Allergy, Skin & Coat Support Dandelion greens, goji berries, and sweet potato support the liver/endocrine system and decrease inflammation
Dandruff Metal Element - Respiratory & Immune Support Carrot, millet, and duck help rebuild coat and skin
Diabetes Earth Element - Digestive Support Oats and pumpkin are prebiotics that support the gut microbiome; oats are a slow absorption carb
Diarrhea Earth Element - Digestive Support Oats and pumpkin are prebiotics that support the gut microbiome; oats are a slow absorption carb; add in bone broth and pumpkin probiotic for additional benefit
Dilated cardiomyopathy Fire Element - Anxiety & Heart Support Hawthorne berries, liver, and fish improve heart health and circulation
Elbow Dysplasia Water Element - Joint & Kidney Support Turmeric, reishi mushroom, lamb, and kelp decrease inflammation and support bone health
Fearful behavior Fire Element - Anxiety & Heart Support Omega 3 fatty acids and valerian root decrease anxiety and increase brain health
Gingivitis Fire Element - Anxiety & Heart Support Liver, hawthorne berries, and fish decrease inflammation
Heart disease Fire Element - Anxiety & Heart Support Hawthorne berries, liver, and fish improve heart health and circulation
Heart murmur Fire Element - Anxiety & Heart Support Hawthorne berries, liver, and fish improve heart health and circulation
Hip Dysplasia Water Element - Joint & Kidney Support Turmeric, reishi mushroom, lamb, and kelp decrease inflammation and support bone health
Hypertension Wood Element - Allergy, Skin & Coat SupportFire Element - Anxiety & Heart Support Dandelion greens and goji berries detox the liver; fish supports the liver and kidneys
Hyperthyroidism Wood Element - Allergy, Skin & Coat Support
Fire Element - Anxiety & Heart Support
Dandelion greens and goji berries detox the liver; fish supports the liver and kidneys
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy Fire Element - Anxiety & Heart Support Hawthorne berries, liver, fish improve heart health and circulation
IBD/IBS Earth Element - Digestive Support Chicken is easy to digest, oats and pumpkin are prebiotics that support the gut microbiome
IVDD Water Element - Joint & Kidney Support Turmeric, reishi mushroom, lamb and kelp decrease inflammation and support bone health
Kidney (Renal) insufficiency Water Element - Joint & Kidney Support Kelp, parsley, and lamb are used for kidney support in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine
Low white blood cell/red blood cells Metal Element - Respiratory & Immune Support Duck, shiitake, and carrot help maintain the immune system
Microbiome imbalance Earth Element - Digestive Support Oats and pumpkin are prebiotics that support the gut microbiome
Nasal discharge/sneezing Metal Element - Respiratory & Immune Support Shiitake, duck, and honey maintain healthy lungs; radish clears phlegm; honey helps fight infections
Neck pain/cervical pain or IVDD Fire Element - Anxiety & Heart Support Fish, hawthorne berries, and valerian root decrease inflammation and improve nerve health
Noise phobia Fire Element - Anxiety & Heart Support Omega 3 fatty acids and valerian root decrease anxiety and increase brain health
Pancreatitis Earth Element - Digestive Support Oats and pumpkin are prebiotics that support the gut microbiome
Pemphigus foliaceous Wood Element - Allergy, Skin & Coat Support Alfalfa sprouts and sardines increase skin health; turkey, sardines, and alfalfa sprouts damaged cells
Pica Earth Element - Digestive Support Oats and pumpkin are prebiotics that support the gut microbiome; add in bone broth to provide essential minerals and vitamins
Pneumonia (recovering) Metal Element - Respiratory & Immune Support Shiitake, duck, and honey maintain healthy lungs; radish clears phlegm; honey helps fight infections
Pyoderma Wood Element - Allergy, Skin & Coat Support Alfalfa sprouts and sardines increase skin health; sweet potato supports gut microbiome
Rhinitis (allergic or infectious) Metal Element - Respiratory & Immune Support Shiitake, duck, and honey maintain healthy lungs; radish clears phlegm; honey helps fight infections
Spondylosis Water Element - Joint & Kidney Support Turmeric, reishi mushroom, lamb, and kelp decrease inflammation and support bone health
Tendon or ligament injuries Wood Element - Allergy, Skin & Coat Support Turkey and sardines provide the building blocks for tendons and ligaments
Thin coat Metal Element - Respiratory & Immune Support Carrot, millet, and duck help rebuild coat and skin
Toe Nail diseases (autoimmune) Wood Element - Allergy, Skin & Coat Support Alfalfa sprouts and sardines increase skin health
Urinary or fecal incontinence Water Element - Joint & Kidney Support Cinnamon, barley, and parsley support the nervous system and bladder health
Uveitis Wood Element - Allergy, Skin & Coat Support Goji berries and dandelion greens support eye health and decrease inflammation
Vomiting/acid reflux Earth Element - Digestive Support Decrease acid needs in gut, ginger decreases nausea