Dog acts chilly-- loves to bask in the sun and snuggle under blankets. He is excitable, perhaps has separation anxiety (though too soon after rescue to really tell reasonable from pathologic responses). New owner says he is "falsely assertive" in new situations, but not aggressive or fearful. Tongue is purplish. I am doing first consult at distance, so don't have a read on the pulse.
I am struggling to fit the pattern! Certainly he is Jing deficient. But he acts chilly while owner says he feels like a little furnace. Could he be Kidney Yin deficient, so appears Yang excess? I read other posts here that say hives is Wei Qi deficiency. We are starting with a low to no carb diet, using cooling proteins like turkey and rabbit. Plus quercetin. But I would love to find a perfect elegant herbal formula that hits all the notes!!