- T - Glossary Terms


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Tartar is a hard crust that forms on the teeth and consists of plaque that has become hardened with mineral salts (as of calcium). If plaque is left on pets teeth, it will harden and turn into tartar. 


Taurine is a sulfur-containing amino acid important in the metabolism of fats.


Traditional Chinese Medicine seeks to restore the balance between health and disease through treatment specific to the individual. It is believed that to regain balance, you must achieve the balance between the internal body organs and the external elements of earth, fire, water, wood, and metal. 



Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine is a medical system that has been used to treat animals in China for thousands of years. TCVM focuses on the balance of the organism and the patterns of disease. If an imbalance is found prior to the resulting disease, techniques can be used as a preventative measure to help keep individuals healthy. The system begins with the balance of yin-yang and the five element theory (earth, fire, water, wood, and metal)



Tofu is a soft food made from condensed soy milk that's pressed into solid white blocks in a process similar to cheese making. Nigari, a mineral-rich coagulant that's left over after salt is extracted from seawater, is used to help tofu solidify and keep its form.


Trace minerals are present in living tissues in small amounts. Some of them are known to be nutritionally essential, others may be essential (although the evidence is only suggestive or incomplete), and the remainder are considered to be nonessential. You only need small amounts of trace minerals. They include iron, manganese, copper, iodine, zinc, cobalt, fluoride, and selenium. Eating a wide variety of foods will often give the amount of minerals needed.


Tripe is the stomach tissue especially of a ruminant used as food. Ruminant animals include cows, bison, ox, sheep, deer, moose and more.




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