Goat milk has unique properties that make it more easily digested than cow milk and less allergenic. When choosing goat milk, make sure it is raw, not pasteurised. The reason is because raw milk is rich in lactase enzyme, which is required to split lactose into simple sugars for easy digestion. Pasteurisation destroy this enzyme and causes symptoms that is link to lactose intolerance such as loose stools and gas.
Another goat milk product that helps promote good health for dogs is kefir. Kefir is a fermented milk drink that has more probiotics than yogurt. Adding this to a dog's diet can provide enzymes, probiotics, powerful antioxidants, essential fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals. This superfood also provides anti-biotic and anti-fungal properties, helps to prevent allergies in your pet, beneficial for heart problems in dogs, and many more. Please note, there's a dosage on feeding kefir to dogs (small size dogs 1tsp - 1tbsp, medium size dogs 1-2tbsp, large dogs 2-3tbsp).
A gentle reminder, just like introducing new diet to your dog, always be cautious and start by feeding a little bit and see how your dog react to it. Consult with your veterinarians if your dog is very sensitive or you have any concerns before starting feeding goat milk and/or kefir.
Now that we've known how amazingly good goat milk and kefir are in promoting health in dogs, I thought, why not give it a try. Here is how to turn it into a delicious and refreshing treat for dogs.
FROZEN GOAT TREATS
what you need:
2 cups of raw goat milk
1 cup of chopped melon (or other dog safe fruits that you have)
goat milk kefir
virgin coconut oil
how to make:
mix raw goat milk and melon in a blender until smooth, pour into the silicone mould and let it freeze completely.
how to serve:
pour virgin coconut oil and kefir according to the dosage of your dog's size (for example, I gave Belle the golden retriever 1tbsp virgin coconut oil and 3tbsp kefir), then place the frozen treat on top and serve!
Hope you enjoy this ^_^
Belle, Polly, and Mom