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Goat’s milk.

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.

Interesting.

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.

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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

 

 

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33 Comments on What’s Up With Goat’s Milk?

  1. SHE loves goat’s milk soap….but we’ve never drunk it. Actually, we don’t drink any milk. Yoghurt and cheese is our dairy.

    XXXOOO Daisy, bella &Roxy

  2. Ma and sissy brought home those samples too and sissy Sarah made a pack of it up for Sissy spaniel. Jenny Sue went nuts over it. I would not even sniff it. I don’t look like a goat, smell like a goat or even know a goat so I wasn’t trying it. Sissy Spaniel that was fine for her cause she liked it. Ma will have to make some frozen treats with it. Thanks for the idea!
    Loved the disclaimers!!!
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  3. I’ve wanted to get a dwarf goat to do my lawn maintenance for years but city zoning laws frown on it…other than that I really never considered giving Gizmo milk of any kind…guess it couldn’t hurt but not sure yet why i’d want to…i use unsweetened almond milk myself and Gizmo does like that
    Gizmo recently posted…Alligator Country on Wordless WednesdayMy Profile

  4. I’ve never tried it, but then I don’t drink cow’s milk anymore either. I know a lot of the Cardi breeders do use it to supplement as well as when they transition the pups to solid food. My guys do love Almond milk, but of course, they love just about anything they see us eat!
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  5. I saw that post on facebook and thought the stars were made of yogurt. Never in a million years would I have guessed it was goat’s milk!

    I had a sample of goat’s milk last summer and was shocked that it didn’t really taste all that different from cow’s milk. But then, I don’t know if it was raw either! I also got a sample of some cheese made from goat’s milk.

    I’ve never given goat’s milk to my boys. It isn’t sold in stores here, so I don’t really know where to buy it. I wouldn’t be opposed to it though.

    LOL’d at Disclosure #3.
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  6. I have used goat’s milk in dog treats before. I also buy Blueberry goat’s milk cheese from time to time and she really likes it. Personally, I think it smells like butt – however, since Blueberry enjoys it and it agrees with her I see no harm. It doesn’t give her bad gas like regular cow’s milk cheese does so I give it 2 thumbs up!
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  7. Well, lots of here think you’re a genius. :)

    Funny – we just had someone telling us the wonder of goat’s milk for humans while we were at my hub’s knee procedure the other day. THis person suggested the goat milk yogurt at Trader Joe’s. We tried it – but it was way too runny. We are sticking with our Greek yogurt.

    I never heard of giving it to the dogs. Makes sense I guess – for a little treat now and then. I bet Rita would like it.
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  8. Thanks for sharing. Our dogs are big fans of RAW goat’s milk. The beneficial properties of goat’s milk are mostly from its RAW state, though. I confirmed with Honest Kitchen at BlogPaws that their product isn’t raw. The pasteurization process removes a lot of the benefits of milk. While their product is still a healthy snack or supplement, they confirmed it is not as beneficial as actual raw goat’s milk.
    Stefanie recently posted…Wordless Wednesday – kitchen helpersMy Profile

    • Thanks Stefanie! I was assuming it wasn’t as beneficial as the raw since it’s dehydrated but I didn’t confirm that.

  9. BOL! Love disclosure #3…..of course your a genius! Maybe you can share some of that with my Ma….she seemed to miss out on that…
    I’ve never had the goat’s milk, butts Ma said maybe if a doggie won’t eat, or has tummy issues, this might be a good supplement, too.
    I say make Ice cream with it, and I am SO in!! BOL
    Kisses,
    Ruby
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  10. I’m doing a Bloom review too! It has taken my foster dogs farts from “everyone clear the house” to not noticeable. I soak her kibble in it.

    Also, the only two people I know that will bottle feed newborn pup litters as fosters make their own puppy formula with a base of goats milk. Most commercial products are just full of corn syrup.
    The Lady recently posted…Wordless WednesdayMy Profile

  11. I was allergic to milk as a baby so I had to drink goats milk. I also think goats are super cute :) I got some of the Honest Kitchen goats milk samples before the conference because I was so excited to try adding it to the low-calorie, nutritious kong recipe I am working on. I liked using the powdered milk but still haven’t perfected the recipe yet.
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