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Vata Dosha in dogs


Vata dosha is associated with air and ether, and is linked to all movements in the body and mind. Vata also represents variations, changes...

 When happy and healthy, Vata dogs are full of energy, joyful, playful and very playful. They love to go on adventures, are curious and inventive.

They can become depressed, stressed and anxious when faced with an imbalance or a worrying situation.

Vata dogs need a lot of affection and attention. They need to be reassured and calmed very often.

These dogs don't cope well with transitions, moves, sudden or rapid family changes. These situations are much more stressful for them than for other dogs. So it's not uncommon to find them cowering in a corner of the house, panting under such stress.

They are generally thinner than other dogs, and are either taller or shorter than normal. 

They often have highly visible joints, tendons and veins. 

They may also have disproportions, such as a large head/small body, or short legs and a fairly long body....

Their claws are generally dry and brittle.

Their skin is cold to the touch and above all rough and dry. Their coat is often rough or bristly.

Their paws are cool to the touch. These dogs love heat and sunshine. They can even be found lying in the sun for long periods. Cold weather can easily make them sick and irritable. However, if they're happy, their joie de vivre will quickly make them forget the temperature (so beware!). 

They don't sleep much and are naturally restless. It's not uncommon for these dogs to feel as if they never sleep, so light is their sleep.

They have a lot of energy, due to their excitement, but not much stamina, and too much activity puts them at cardiovascular risk. They're not necessarily aware of their abilities, so much so that they love adventure!

Their appetite varies according to their mood and their ability to digest. They have little urine and their excrement is generally dry, hard and small.

They learn quickly, but forget just as easily...


Bear in mind that your dog may not be all of these things at once; he may also have Pitta or Kapha characteristics. We're talking about tendencies here. If he has more Vata tendencies, then he falls into this category. If, however, you find a similar number between two doshas, he may have what we call a double prakriti. In this case, take both doshas into account, and vary your treatments according to the season, the situation and the moment. 


Don't hesitate to consult our specialists if you find this complex to determine. You can also consult our specialists for any health problem, physical, mental or emotional, and for any Ayurvedic rebalancing of your dog. 


Please note that we are not veterinarians. Ayurvedic treatments, recognized by the WHO, are not recognized in France for their medical value. Do not hesitate to consult a veterinarian for any medical problem you may have. We can work hand in hand with many veterinarians. 

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