Raw Goat Milk & Kefir for Our Pets

By: Lori Horton

We all want our pets to live their best life, and along with lots of hugs and kisses, they also need a diet that is nutritionally sound. When looking into a food for your pet, you should always consider a supplement in addition to their regular diet. The added vitamins and minerals found in supplements are necessary to your pets’ diet because kibble looses them in the high heat cooking process. Raw goat milk is a natural supplement that can easily be added to your pets’ daily routine. It will replace any missing vitamins, minerals, and probiotics that are not found in kibble alone.

Raw goat milk is one of the most nutritionally complete foods on the planet. It contains vitamins, minerals, electrolytes, trace elements, enzymes, protein, and fatty acids that are processed by the body easily. There are over 200 species of live probiotics found in raw goat milk. Raw goat milk and kefir contain loads of pre and probiotics. These aid in digestion and help the body to become regular. Once your pet becomes regular, you can expect less waste because the body is able to digest and make use of the nutrients in their food. Probiotics create healthy bacteria in the gut, which promotes a healthy immune system.

Many of the most common ailments in our pets stem from a bad gut. Adding raw goat milk or kefir to their diet will help to create a healthy gut with good bacterial flora. Does your dog or cat suffer from itchy, red, irritated skin? Raw goat milk is a natural antihistamine and therefore will reduce inflammation on the skin. Yeast overgrowth can cause the skin to become moist, smelly, and red. It can most commonly be found in excess on the ears, feet, and underbelly of your pet. Raw goat milk contains caprylic acid which fights yeast overgrowth. Adding the milk to your pets diet and even rubbing it directly on the affected area will decrease, if not completely heal all types of skin allergies.

The list of benefits that can be seen from adding either raw goat milk or kefir to your pets diet are endless. Many of the employee’s working at CB Pet Market feed these to their own pets and can give first hand insight to the positive changes seen from adding these supplements to their pets diet. Come by any one of our stores and ask us about supplements for your pet!