It’s something I never really thought about before.
Probably because I don’t know much about goats and I don’t have goats.
My sister has goats and all I ever see them do is poop, and sometimes they walk up to me and rub their head on my leg which freaks me out a little……………………because their goats, and their usually pooping on my shoe as their rubbing their head on me.
So I’ve never really thought much about them, except for their poop, but recently I’ve been seeing a lot of things about goats milk.
Raw goat’s milk.
I’ve read about it in articles and I saw a poster about it hanging on the wall at the vet’s office when I took Sherman for his laser treatment last month. I asked the vet about it and he said it was perfectly safe and nutritious for dogs.
Then I got a sample of dehydrated goat’s milk from The Honest Kitchen when I was at the blogging conference.
I was intrigued so I looked into what all they hype was about raw goat’s milk. I quickly learned that it’s used a lot for the rearing of puppies in large litters and is very tolerable for adult dogs since it is said to be very easily digested, so easy that it is said that the body can digest goat’s milk in 20 minutes. It’s more digestible because the fat molecules are one-fifth the size of those from cow milk, making it easily tolerated by those with compromised digestive systems It’s also said that there are several benefits to raw goat’s milk such as cancer fighting properties, treating ulcers, helping to increase the PH of the bloodstream and it is believed to cure many diseases.
Not interesting enough that I was going to go out and milk a goat and pour it into my dog’s water bowl, but interesting enough that I was going to try some of The Honest Kitchen’s Pro Bloom dehydrated goat’s milk and make up some cute little frozen treats for the dogs.
Pro Bloom is a shelf-stable instant goat’s milk with digestive enzymes & probiotics.
It’s The Honest Kitchen’s very own formulation of natural goat’s milk plus probiotics and digestive enzymes, designed to nourish and nurture cats and dogs. It’s ideal for growing puppies and general immune support at the gut level.
Pro Bloom is human-grade and made in the USA from pasture-raised, free-ranging goat’s milk in the Pacific Northwest. It’s naturally free of pesticides, herbicides, growth hormones and antibiotics.
Serve alone as a nourishing drink, pour on kibble for added moisture, or use to hydrate Honest Kitchen food, or freeze it up for a nice summer treat! (I added that last part myself)
I haven’t heard of anyone that I know giving goats milk to their dogs so I asked around on our Facebook page to see what the thought was on this.
I got mixed reactions, from no way-why would I give my dog milk from a goat? to yeah-I’ve given it in the past.
I personally wouldn’t give it everyday, but the boys really seemed to like it so I would give to them like I did, as a special frozen treat here and there.
What about you? Have you ever given your dog raw goats milk? Would you ever?
*Disclosure-I was given free samples of The Honest Kitchen’s Pro Bloom in my swag bag at BlogPaws. I was not asked to write about this product. I was intrigued, so I did.
**Disclosure #2-I contacted The Honest Kitchen to make sure I could freeze this product since it is not stated on the package that you can. Obviously, I was informed that it is ok to freeze this product and that I’m a genius for thinking of it.
***Disclosure #3 I added that part about me being a genius in Disclosure #2