Goat’s Milk Checks Out for Pet Nutrition

By Lambert Vet Supply | 2/27/2020 | Posted to General
Goat's milk checks out for pet nutrition.
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Looking for a healthy alternative to cow’s milk for your cat or dog? Goat’s milk just might be your answer. Packed with nutritional value and easily digested, many pets can benefit from its unique prebiotic nourishment for a healthy stomach and digestive system.

Why Goat’s Milk?

Though many cats and dogs like cow’s milk, it does not always like them. Acquired lactose intolerance in their adult lives may produce digestive and gastric issues with vomiting, gas, and upset stomachs. However, cats and dogs can usually consume goat’s milk with no such affects. Goat’s milk is also especially beneficial for pets with IBD (Irritable Bowel Disease).

Goat’s milk is the main contributor to milk consumption in the world with an estimated 65% of all humans drinking it and eating products made from goat’s milk. Goats have been a domesticated food source in much of the world for nearly 10,000 years, too. While America consumes very little goat milk, the market is increasing with other food products like yogurt, cheeses, and more options appearing at stores and gaining popularity for humans and pets.

What’s Good About Goat’s Milk?

Though there is no magic nourishment that can supply all a pet’s needs, goat’s milk presents one of the strongest cases for what it does right for your cat or dog.

Check out what goat’s milk does exactly and how it happens.

Immune System Super Powers: Goat’s milk boosts the entire immune system. It helps pets suffering from malnutrition, anemia, kidney, and gastrointestinal and liver diseases.
Gut Maintenance: Goat’s milk provides food for the good bacteria in the gut as a prebiotic. That means it starts to benefit the intestinal system from the start and does not have to survive the acid in the stomach as a probiotic does. Goat’s milk contains compounds called oligosaccharides that reduce intestinal inflammation, too.
Serving Up Nutrition: Goat’s milk serves up huge nutrition boosts because it is packed with vitamins, minerals, electrolytes, trace elements, enzymes, and protein. Its properties give it metabolic powers to boost absorption of minerals like iron, magnesium, calcium, and phosphorous. It also has Vitamin A and D and lots of good fatty acids. Goat’s milk also helps reduce anxiety due to its high amounts of selenium.
Steady and Stable: Glucose management is easier with goat’s milk because it is high in fat, but low in sugar so it works very well to help manage diabetes. High levels of potassium also help balance the system and act as an antacid.
Fewer Health Complications: Goat’s milk causes less allergic reactions when consumed by pets, too. The process is complicated, of course, but since goat’s milk protein is unique it does not seem to bother cat and dog digestive systems as much. Technically speaking, goat’s milk has smaller fat globules and more small and medium chain fatty acids so it is digested easily and quickly.

Check It Out.

Do some research and see for yourself what goat’s milk has to offer. Find some recipes for goat’s milk pet food, snacks, and food toppers. With everything goat’s milk has to offer your cat or dog, see what it can do for you.

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