6 August Health Benefits of Adding Goat Milk to Your Pet’s Diet August 6, 2018By The Natural Dog All Topics, Diet, Instructions Food Supplements, Pet Diet, The Natural Dog 0 By Dawn Price, Registered Dietitian Owner The Natural Dog, Newburyport MA There are many options available to consider when incorporating additional food supplements to your pets diet. Many of these considerations are based on individual needs. However, if looking for an overall healthy addition to enhance your pet’s diet, raw goat milk is a great option. Raw goat milk is the most complete food known. It contains protein, essential fatty acids, enzymes, vitamins, minerals, electrolytes, and trace elements in a live whole food form. Compared to cow’s milk, it is very easily digested, having a digestion time of only twenty minutes. This is due to the smaller fat globules and high concentration of small and medium chain fatty acids. Raw goat milk is also well tolerated by people and pets that can’t digest pasteurized milk. This is due to the fact that raw milk contains ample amounts of the lactase enzyme which breaks down the lactose milk sugar. Pasteurization and heat destroy the lactase enzyme. Raw goat milk provides an easily digestible and highly nutritious source of fluid for dogs and cats that enhances hydration. Dogs and cats bodies are about 65% moisture, and unlike humans they are designed to obtain the majority of moisture from the foods they eat. Supplementing raw goat milk to a kibble diet, which contains very little moisture, is a great way to enhance the pets hydration as well as providing many other raw nutrient benefits. Raw goats milk contains beneficial microorganisms that enhance intestinal and digestive tract support. There is an increasing trend of digestive, intestinal and bowel issues being experienced by companion animals resulting from the consumption of highly processed diets cooked at extreme temperatures. The fermentation process of goat milk provides additional probiotics. Fermented milk aids in conditions such as colitis, diarrhea, and irritable bowel syndrome, gastric ulcers and intestinal pathogens. Raw goat milk may also be used as a natural anti-inflammatory. The high percentage of fatty acids aids with the reduction of inflammation in the digestive tract of mammals. It is also beneficial in fighting off yeast. This is due to the probiotics and high levels of caprylic acid, which is also a natural yeast destroyer. By supplementing goats milk the overall health of your pet is greatly enhanced. Not only is it palatable to most dogs and cats, but raw goat milk has been shown to help with a number of common ailments. Whether your dog is fed a raw diet, cooked diet or kibble diet, supplementing raw goat’s milk can help to keep your four legged friends healthy and happy, the natural way. Related Posts Making Healthy Diet Choices for your Pet As the pet food industry continues to grow so does consumer confusion regarding what to feed their pets. Pet food manufacturers have overwhelmed the market with thousands of commercial products, each one claiming to be better than the next. The terms natural, organic, and holistic have been inaccurately and over used to the point that the true definition of these terms is no longer clear. To make matters worse, deciphering the ingredient panel of a pet food label is nearly impossible for the consumer. This confusion and misinformation has resulted in heightened frustration when trying to decide what to feed. DID YOU KNOW COLORADO HEMP HONEY IS SAFE FOR YOUR PETS? There's a growing body of research that shows natural Hemp plant extracts can help your animals too. Just like us they experience pain and anxiety. Comment (0) Comments are closed.