We’re Not Kidding Around – Raw Goat’s Milk Is Fabulous!
I love to find new healthy products for my Chihuahua tribe to try. In just this past few weeks, Raw Goat’s Milk has come to my attention. I was researching products or ideas to help my Chihuahua Percy stop shedding so much. Seriously, he should be bald with as much hair as he loses. I ran over to our local Chuck and Don’s pet supply to see if they had some fish oil supplements or perhaps some salmon treats that we could try. While I was there talking with the helpful employee, Sky, he told me about using Goat’s Milk for my dogs and cats. He said that Goat’s Milk is a great addition to my pet’s diet and can help with a multitude of health issues. Ever the eager beaver to try new things (on my pets or family) I bought a bottle of Primal Pet Foods Raw Goat’s Milk.
Happily, I headed back home with some fish supplements and my frozen bottle of milk. Now, I have to add, that the universe was conspiring against me that day because once I returned home I received a notification from Instagram. Nothing new there except for the fact that the post was showing a fellow pet blogger, K9s Over Coffee, feeding her pups some frozen Goat’s Milk treats! I kid you not (no pun intended)!! Up until that day I can honestly say that I had never heard of giving my pets Goat’s Milk and here in roughly a 30 minute time frame it had come up twice. Now even with Sky and the universe sending me down this path, before I set off feeding my tribe this new treat I did some research to find out more about this product and the benefits it offered. I was amazed at what I found.
- Raw Goat’s Milk is full of vitamins, minerals, electrolytes, trace elements, enzymes, protein and fatty acids. It has been called one of the most complete food sources!
- It is easier for pets and humans to digest than cow’s milk. Without getting into all of the science speak, it takes approximately 20 minutes to digest Goat’s milk versus 3 hours for cow’s milk. Raw milk has lactase enzymes that makes it easier to break down in the body. People and pets that have issues with cow’s milk can often drink Goat’s Milk without problems.
- It is a natural probiotic plus has its own prebiotics! This means that it can help with diarrhea, colitis, and IBS and more. Probiotics are a great addition to your pet’s diet in most any form. But Goat’s Milk is easily absorbed and gentle on your pet’s belly. Making everyone happier :).
- Raw Goat’s Milk can also help with battling allergies or at least the yeast that comes with allergies.
- Goat’s Milk contains something called caprylic acid. This acid is a natural yeast destroyer.
- The probiotic in the milk will help your pet build up good flora inside and out, working on the ears and paws as well as the belly.
- Goat’s Milk is also a natural antihistamine.
- The good enzymes that help your pet to digest the Goat’s Milk also are helping their joints. These enzymes help to relieve the inflammation, swelling and pain related to joint problems. It also aids your pets circulation helping to ease arthritis systems.
- There are studies showing that the carotene and conjugated linoleic acid in Goat’s Milk can, in some cases, help to fight cancer and shrink tumors.
Dogs and cats can both benefit from the wonder that is Raw Goat’s Milk! You can serve it to your pets straight or add it to their food. With it being summer and the temperatures soaring outside, I froze the Goat’s Milk in ice cube trays and served them as cool milksicle treats. However, because the milk is raw, it is highly recommended that you start using it slowly to allow your pets time to adjust. My two Chihuahuas, Oliver and Iggy, absolutely love Goat’s Milk. It took my picky eater, Percy, a bit of time to warm to it but he is now all on board. The verdict from our cats, Stanley and Sophie, is still out. They are pickier then Percy so I have to have them try things when they are in the mood. If you have cats you probably understand this well. I plan on keeping Goat’s Milk in our arsenal of healthy foods.
I always love to hear from our readers. So please drop my a comment below and let me know if you have tried or are willing to try raw Goat’s Milk.
** I am not a Veterinarian. All information in this post is for educational purposes only. Always check with your Veterinarian concerning the health of your pets **