Of all the dogs I’ve had in my life, none has been as health problematic as my current one. I love him, but he often has constant health issues and problems digesting his food which would worry any owner. In an effort to alleviate his pain, I began searching for ways to help him achieve a better and healthier way of living. Of all the solutions, I found that goats milk is better for dogs and boy, was I right.
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Benefits of Goat’s Milk
Less Allergic Reaction
Goat milk has little to no allergy causing protein in it. Cow milk, for instance, has a high amount of a protein called alpha-s1-casein, which has been linked to being a major cause of allergic reactions. Adding to the list of allergic reaction causing proteins is beta-lactoglobulin and alpha-lactalbumin, which are also found in cow milk.
Easier To Digest
The fat globules that are found in goat milk are smaller than in other kinds of milk. The small and medium fatty acids are concentrated higher, thus giving the dog an easier digestion. Also, goat’s milk has a looser curd form that allows the dog to use less effort to drink.
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Promotes Good Health
Goat’s milk has a slew of benefits that promote better health for your dog. It contains everything good for the body from proteins and vitamins to electrolytes and minerals. Because it has so many health benefits it helps to protect your dog from certain chronic diseases. Some of these diseases consist of:
- GI Disease
- Kidney Disease
Goat’s milk also contains more probiotics that combine the lactose and other nutrients that are presented during the fermentation process.
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Why I Feed Goat’s Milk to My Dog
Great for Digestion
My dog has trouble digesting food period, whether the food is cooked or raw. Goats milk is ideal for dogs with sensitive stomachs so that’s what I prefer for my dog. Being filled with tons of enzymes, the goats milk helped to get rid of unwanted bacteria while replacing it with bacteria that it ultimately beneficial to his health. It also worked wonders when he was sick and taking multi antibiotics.
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Lessons Mucous and Inflammation
My dog also suffers from allergies and goat’s milk has anti-inflammatory properties that help to lessen allergic reactions. Because I was often forced to give my dog steroids I was more than happy to give him goat’s milk because it ultimately eliminated the need for them.
Super Immune Booster
The goats helped to get my dog’s immune system in order, seeing as how he was at risk for multiple diseases. The fatty acids, minerals and vitamins found within the goats milk enhanced her immune system and boosted his health overall. It fought off the chance of him getting any disease like IBS, heart disease and liver disease. It’s filled with more vitamins, antioxidants and b vitamins than any other type of milk.
How to feed your dog
When feeding your dog goat’s milk make sure to add it to a good, healthy diet. Although goat’s milk is a great benefit to your dog’s health, alone is does not carry enough nutrients to help your dog grow to his full potential. Find a nutritious brand of dog food, or kibble for puppies, and pour the milk over it. Adding the goat’s milk to an already delightful meal with make the flavor burst!
All in all, goat’s milk is the healthier choice for your dog and mine. Its benefits keep their immune systems up to par. Will the vitamins and nutrients, it’s packed with, goat’s milk serves as a great defense to any type of disease or allergic reaction that your dog may face. I’ve treated my princess to a royal immune boost and it’s time that you do the same!
I started giving my older standard poodle raw goat’s milk. I just pour a little in his food dish after he finished eating his kibble. I was shocked he loved it, and now begs for it, lol.