Deep-dive: Raw Goat Milk For Dogs
Nutritional toppers are a yummy, healthy, and delicious way to mix it up and give your pup some bonus nutrients so that they can live their best life.
Supplements like goat milk for dogs are just that—supplemental. They are an additional item to be added on top of daily food to give pups a health and well-being BOOST. Our goat milk is especially amazing for dogs with GI issues, who are picky eaters, or who occasionally become uninterested in their food. Pump up the probiotics with our yummy goat milk!
WHAT IS RAW GOAT MILK FOR DOGS?
Raw goat milk for dogs is milk, straight from a goat, that is not pasteurized. During the pasteurization process, good gut bacteria (probiotics) are “cooked” out of the milk—which is why the raw form is so great!
Just like with any other raw food, raw milk is good for dogs because it contains good bacteria that is not “cooked” out, allowing dogs to actually absorb the nutrients from the food they eat. Raw milk is filled with natural minerals like calcium, vitamins, enzymes, and trace elements.
Like with any other raw product, there are plenty of scare tactics to keep consumers and dogs away from consuming raw goat milk. Sure, goat milk (or any raw food) can contain harmful pathogens but if you are getting the milk (or raw food) from a high-quality source, the chances of this decrease significantly.
All the goats that we source milk from are humanely-raised on small farms and are fed the best food, meaning you have nothing to worry about when it comes to your pup’s safety!
BENEFITS OF RAW GOAT MILK FOR DOGS
The major benefit of giving your dog raw goat milk is that it is chalked-full of probiotics:
“Probiotics are friendly strains of bacteria that maintain healthy levels of good bacteria in your pet’s GI tract, and also defend against opportunistic, potentially pathogenic bacteria...When your pet’s bacteria are in balance with the right amount and type of healthy bugs on board, there is symbiosis. Good things happen inside your pet’s body. For example:
Vitamins are made
Vegetable fiber is processed efficiently
Unfriendly bacteria are kept in check
Toxins are well-managed"
Dr. Becker (source)
Given the good bacteria and probiotics found in goat milk, the major benefits for dogs drinking this supplement include:
Natural GI Support: mother nature’s most naturally complete food is full of vitamins, minerals, and trace elements to help support healthy digestion and a healthy immune system. If you have a sick or sensitive eater, goat milk will help soothe a pet’s digestive tract and allow sensitive eaters to process their food better.
Enhanced Hydration: goat milk, like bone broth, is great for hydration! Dogs love to slurp goat milk so you can add it to raw food or to increase hydration in dry food.
Increased Appetite: if you have a picky eater, you can improve your eating routine by introducing goat milk! Dogs tend to love the taste...picky eaters, picky no more!
Help For Allergies: you can use goat milk as a holistic approach to help control itching, shedding, and flaky skin caused by allergies.
BONUS: Our goat milk also contains both turmeric and cinnamon, adding an additional BOOST of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties to the milk.
SERVING RAW GOAT MILK TO YOUR PUP (OR CAT!)
You can serve raw goat milk to your dog or cat by itself, over kibble (canned food for cats), or even as a healthy topper for raw food! Our goat milk is sold in 16 oz bottles and 32 oz bottles.
For pets under 20 pounds, serve them 2 oz of goat milk a day.
For pets between 20-40 pounds, serve them 4 oz of goat milk a day.
For pets between 50-80 pounds, feed them 8 oz of goat milk a day.
For pets 80+ pounds, feed them 10 oz a day.
Note: goat milk is intended for intermittent and supplemental feeding for dogs and cats. This means that while goat milk itself is not a complete and balanced meal, it can be added daily to a complete and balanced meal for additional nutrients. Goat milk can be fed daily up to 20% of your pup or cat’s daily diet.
Our raw goat milk comes frozen, so be sure to thaw the milk in the fridge before serving. In the fridge, serve within 10 days after thawing to avoid spoiling.
Recipe Idea: Frozen Goat Milk
Like with bone broth, you can re-freeze goat milk to give your pup (or cat) a yummy treat during the summer heat. All you have to do is freeze the goat milk in an ice cube tray and serve it to your pet as a treat. It’s that simple and delicious!
MORE RAW, FRESH FOOD FOR OUR PETS
At Bones & Co., we are on a raw, whole food mission for dogs. It’s common-sense that raw, fresh foods and supplements are healthier for our dogs than processed junk.
Even if you aren’t ready to move your dog away from a completely non-kibble diet, adding supplements that give your dog a boost of hydration and added probiotics are a great idea.
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By feeding dogs the right way, we can keep them happy, healthy, and by our sides for longer.
Have specific questions about your dog’s health? While B&C cannot give medical advice, we recommend seeking advice from a Holistic Veterinarian for your best furry friend (BFF). B&C is here to be a resource for you while you learn more about raw food, Keto, and dog nutrition!