Goat Milk For Your Pet

Purchased as part of our Variety Meat Boxes or in-store

Goat milk contains vitamins, minerals, electrolytes, trace elements, enzymes, protein, and fatty acids. In fact, the body can digest goat’s milk in 20 minutes.

Having fat molecules one-fifth the size of those in cow’s milk makes it easily digestible and tolerable even for dogs with digestive issues. Raw goat milk is a source of easily digested probiotics that can help with many chronic diseases such as:

  • Liver disease
  • Heavy metal poisoning
  • Malnutrition
  • Kidney disease
  • Kidney stones
  • Diabetes
  • GI disease
  • Poor digestion
  • Diarrhea

Once it reaches your stomach, the protein in goat’s milk forms a softer curd than cow milk . Only about 2 percent of goat’s milk is curd compared to about 10 percent in cow milk. This helps the body digest it with less irritation than cow’s milk.

Goat milk is also lower in lactose, or milk sugars, than cow milk. Because many dogs are lactose intolerant (and cats being totally lactose intolerant), goat’s milk can be a viable option.

Our raw goat milk is:

  • A raw milk product
  • 100% natural
  • No additives
  • No Preservatives
  • Un-Pasteurised

So what are the benefits of goat milk for your pet?

Goat milk contains Vitamin A, vitamin C, Vitamin D, Cobalamin (Vitamin B12) and Magnesium, along with potassium, protein, sodium, cholesterol, saturated fat and carbohydrates.

Goat milk is richer in calcium than cows milk.

Calcium is essential for many aspects of health. It’s especially important when it comes to bone health. In fact, over 99 percent of the calcium in your body is found in the bones and teeth. It helps boost bone mass and provides the tissue with its strength to maximize bone strength.

While some call goat’s milk the world’s most complete food, we obviously don’t suggest feeding only that to your pet. Make sure to include it as part of a well-rounded and nutritious diet.

Goat milk helps with the following:
  1. Helps with digestive issues
  2. Alleviate allergies and itching
  3. Relieve arthritis symptoms and joint pain
  4. Enhances Nutrient Absorption

Help with digestive issues.

Goat’s milk is full of natural probiotics – those little buggers that help prevent problems like colitis, diarrhea, IBS and more. Those are all problems that can make your dog or cat miserable (and give us more messes to clean up as well).  Goats milk is better than probiotic pills or powders because it absorbs quickly, usually within 20 minutes, and is gentle on the tummy.

Alleviate allergies and itching

Another benefit of probiotics is that they fight off yeast. Goat’s milk also contains high levels of caprylic acid, which is also a natural yeast destroyer. If you’ve ever had a yeast infection, you know how awful it can be. Believe it or not, your pets can get yeast infections too – and not just in their girl or boy bits, but also in their ears and other parts of the body, including their paws. Have you ever watched your dog chew and bite at their paws, sometimes leaving hot spots? It very well could be yeast or allergies. And goat’s milk can help you stop that itching once and for all.

Relieve arthritis symptoms and joint paint

The same enzymes that help with digestion can also help alleviate inflammation and pain in the joints. It also helps improve circulation, which can reduce (or eliminate) arthritis symptoms, giving your sweet pooch some much needed pep in their step.

And this is only the beginning. Other research has shown that carotene found in the milk can also prevent cancer, while the fat known as conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) is believed to shrink cancerous tumors in some cases.

Enhances Nutrient Absorption

Studies found that nutrients like iron, calcium, magnesium and phosphorous were more easily digested and used by the body in goat’s milk than cow’s milk. Because of the bioavailability of these minerals, goat milk also looks promising for treatment of nutritional deficiencies like anemia and bone demineralization. In addition, it can help address all-too-common iron deficiency and magnesioum deficiency as well.

In fact, some researchers suggest that goat milk should be consumed regularly by individuals with malabsorption issues, anemia, osteoporosis or prolonged treatments with iron supplements.

Regularly consuming goat’s milk enhances the body’s ability to use iron. It also boosts regeneration of hemoglobin. Combined, this makes goat’s milk a safe and natural way to treat osteoporosis and combat anemia.

Who benefits from goat milk the most?

Cats

  • Cats who are pregnant, giving birth, right up to weaning
  • Kittens from 4 weeks old (watered down)
  • Older cats

Dogs

  • Dogs who are pregnant, giving birth, right up to weaning
  • Puppies from 4 weeks old (watered down)
  • Older dogs

 

Please note: You should always consult your veterinarian about interactions between medications your pet are taking and nutritional supplements.

 

This blog was bought to you by Bev, Mike & Monty