NASHVILLE, Tenn., Dec 14, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- After years of treating pets and studying both Western and Eastern veterinary medicine, two Nashville veterinarians have founded Pet-Tao Pet Foods to provide dogs a diet designed to help them lead a longer, healthier life.
During their decades in private practice, veterinarians Dr. Marc Smith and Dr. Casey Damron encountered numerous clinical cases that did not respond to the treatments used in traditional veterinary medicine. They wanted to provide more for "man's best friend" -- not only in treatment options, but also in prevention strategies.
Upon completing training at the Chi Institute, the veterinarians concluded that fresh food based on sound Eastern principles is the foundation for a long, happy, and healthy life. After two years of intensive research and development, the vets have launched Pet-Tao Pet Foods, believed to be the first dog food that combines the strengths of Western Nutritional Science with the time-proven theories of Eastern Medicine, primarily Eastern Food Therapy.
In Eastern Food Therapy, food items are chosen and combined in ways to heal the body as well as keep it in balance. The focus is on the effect the food has on the body after it is eaten. Each food item is described as having energetic properties such as warming, cooling, or flavors that act on the body in certain predictable yet different ways.
Pet-Tao Pet Foods is now being sold nationally through a network of 70 partner veterinarians, select retail locations, and direct to consumers through www.pet-tao.com. Testimonials from appreciative dog owners are flooding in from across the country. For instance, Moose, a seven-year-old male castrated Yellow Lab, had numerous medical problems including obesity, skin and ear disease, and a thyroid condition. On the Pet-Tao Yin Diet for 120 days now, Moose has lost 11 lbs.; his skin disease has improved by 50 percent; and his thyroid medication has been reduced by 50 percent.
Pet-Tao Pet Foods is made from human-grade ingredients, consisting primarily of muscle and organ meat (beef, chicken, turkey and fish), vegetables and culinary herbals. It is all-natural with added vitamins and minerals and has no artificial preservatives or flavors.
For more information, visit www.pettao.com or call 615-934-3832. Also, check out Pet-Tao news on Facebook and follow Dr. Smith's blog.