Pitta is a force created by the dynamic interplay of water and fire. These forces represent transformation.  Pitta governs digestion, absorption, assimilation, nutrition, metabolism, body temperature, the luster of the eyes, intelligence, and understanding. Psychologically, Pitta arouses anger and jealousy. The small intestine, stomach, sweat glands, blood, fat, eyes, and skin are the seats of Pitta.  Common characteristics of pets who have a predominantly Pitta body type:


  • Medium physique, strong, well-built

  • Sharp mind, good powers of concentration

  • Focused

  • Assertive, self-confident; aggressive, demanding, pushy when out of balance

  • Competitive, enjoy challenge

  • Strong digestion, strong appetite; get irritated if they have to miss or wait for a meal

  • Like to be in command

  • When under stress, Pittas become irritated and angry

  • Uncomfortable in sun or hot weather; heat makes them very tired

  • People may find them stubborn or pushy

  • Generally good leadership ability, usually acts as leader of the pack

  • Subject to mood swings, impatience, and anger

  • Typical physical problems include rashes or inflammations of the skin, acne, boils, skin cancer, ulcers, heartburn, acid stomach, hot sensations in the stomach or intestines, insomnia, bloodshot or burning eyes and other vision problems, anemia, jaundice.

  • These pets are of medium build, are slender, and their body frame may be delicate. They show a medium prominence of veins and muscle tendons.

  • The bones are not as prominent as in the Vata pet. Muscle development is moderate.


The fur is soft and warm. The eyeballs will be of medium prominence. The claws are softer. The shape of the nose is sharp. Physiologically, these pets have a strong metabolism, good digestion and resulting strong appetites. The animal of Pitta constitution usually takes large quantities of food and liquid. Their sleep is of medium duration but uninterrupted. They produce a large volume of urine. The body temperature may run slightly high, and their paws will tend to be warm. Pitta pets do not tolerate sunlight or heat well.


Psychologically, Pitta pets have good powers of comprehension; they are very intelligent and sharp. They have emotional tendencies toward hate, anger, and jealousy.