Goat milk is not only beneficial for humans. Click here. But it can also provide so many benefits to your pet dog! Seriously. Here's a quick list of goat milk benefits for dogs.
1. Goat milk contains prebiotics and, even more, so if raw goat milk, which lowers the chance of inflammation-causing bacteria.
2. Goat milk is a great source of protein, good for muscle building.
3. Goat milk is easy digest, same for dogs and humans. Fat molecules are smaller than cows' milk which makes it easier on sensitive stomachs.
4. Goat milk is high in CLA which is a cancer-fighting fat. It is also high in Caprylic Acid which is a yeast-fighting fat.
5. Goat milk is great to add to a dog's current diet for added calories when needing to gain weight.
NOTE: Make sure you are sourcing your goat milk from a reputable farmer. Healthy goats make healthy milk!
How do you serve goat milk to your beloved Fido? Several ways...
Doggy cereal anyone? Top your dog's current dry food with a little goat milk. How much? Well, that depends on their nutritional requirements and size of Fido.
Hydrate your freeze-dried raw dog food with goat milk, rather than water!
Baked and frozen homemade doggy treats! What? Don't worry, I've got you covered. Recipes are right below. Keep reading.
Baked Dog Treats
2 1/2 cups flour
(can be rice or gluten free, depending on your vet's recommendation)
1 apple, grated
1 T. Meadowlark Heritage Farm raw goat milk
1 T. all-natural peanut butter
1 T flax seeds, ground
1 Meadowlark Heritage pastured egg
1/4 cup water
1. Preheat oven to 335 degrees. Use parchment-lined cookie sheets.
2. In a large bowl, add all ingredients except apple and water. Mix. Add grated apple. Slowly add water while mixing.
3. On a floured surface, flatten out a fist-sized ball at a time until 1/4" thick. Use a knife or cookie cutters to cut into appropriate dog treat size. Place on cookie sheet.
4. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Remove from oven and let dog treats cool on racks for 1-2 hours.
5. Store in air-tight container and keep in fridge. Can be frozen.
Frozen Pumpkin Milk Pops
2 small cans Pumpkin Puree (Usually 15 oz each)
~Make sure it is NOT pumpkin pie filling!~
1 can Meadowlark Heritage Farm raw goat milk
Mix together and pour into ice cube trays. Freeze.
Have fun! Try adding peanut butter or fruit purees!