Fermented fish stock. Just the name of it sounds, well, icky and sort of smelly. Once you realize the good that it can do for your pet, your feelings of ‘ick’ might just change.
Raw goat’s milk is one of the most complete foods on earth. Full of trace minerals, vitamins, electrolytes, trace elements, enzymes, protein and fatty acids, unpasturized goat’s milk is incredibly easy for our dogs to digest and utilize. Even dogs who have a hard time digesting dairy products derived from cow’s milk can do extremely well on milk from a goat. With fat molecules that are 1/5th the size of those found in bovine milk, digestion happens in as little as 20 minutes.
1. Great for Digestion
Raw goat’s milk is perfect for dogs who suffer from any number of digestive issues. Let’s face it, some dogs just have sensitive stomachs. Whether raw, cooked or kibble fed, some dogs simply cannot digest their food well. The result of this can range from an inability to properly assimilate nutrients to gas and loose stools on a regular basis. Chock full of probiotics and enzymes, raw goat’s milk can assist your sensitive dog in beating the symptoms of an underachieving digestive system. Raw goat’s milk helps to wipe out bad bacterias in your dog’s system and repopulate it with beneficial bacterias. This not only makes it invaluable for dogs with sensitive digestive tracts, but also for dogs that have been subjected to various antibiotics.
2. Lessens mucous and inflammation
Raw goat’s milk contains both anti-mucous and anti-inflammatory properties. This makes it a perfect supplement for dogs who suffer from allergies of any sort, including food and environmental allergies. Raw goat’s milk can help to make the steroids that you are forced to give your pet a thing of the past. As a natural anti-inflammatory, you can be certain that the side effects of drugs such as prednisolone and cortisone will never be an issue.
3. Super Immune Booster
Raw goat’s milk has tremendous immune boosting properties. By virtue of the sheer amount of vitamins, trace minerals, enzymes and fatty acids, the overall health of your dog is greatly enhanced. Raw goat’s milk has been shown to help fight any number of common ailments such as kidney issues, cancers, liver disease, diabetes, colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, heart disease, ulcers and various brain and nervous system disorders. Goat’s milk carries significantly higher amounts of calcium, vitamin B-6, vitamin A, potassium, niacin and the anti-oxidant selenium, than cow’s milk all while being FAR easier to digest and utilize.
Whether your dog is fed a raw diet, cooked diet or kibble diet, supplementing raw goat’s milk can help to keep your best friend as healthy as can be, the natural way.
Digestive enzymes break down the molecules of food and essentially allow the body to more fully digest proteins, fats and carbohydrates. This helps the dog assimilate the nutrients more efficiently and aids in digestion.
Probiotics are beneficial bacteria in the digestive tract. These bacteria help to keep the unfriendly bacteria in check and restore the normal micro-flora in gastrointestinal tract.
Both digestive enzymes and probiotics enhance your dog’s natural digestion but each of them works differently to support the digestive system. Both digestive enzymes and probiotics are naturally occurring in whole foods.
So, why does your dog need to be supplemented with digestive enzymes and probiotics? There are a variety of conditions which will be helped by the use of these supplements.
- Your dog suffers from allergies. Digestive enzymes can help break down the proteins that cause the allergic reactions helping the dog to digest those proteins with fewer consequences.
- Your dog has been on antibiotics. Antibiotics strip the stomach and intestines of all bacteria, unfriendly and friendly. Probiotics restore the good bacteria to a healthy level. Digestive enzymes enhance digestion that is inhibited by the antibiotics.
- Your dog vomits, has gas or burps. Each of these can be a sign of inhibited or partial digestion. Both digestive enzymes and probiotics can decrease these symptoms by enabling the digestive system to work more efficiently.
- Your dog has diarrhea. Probiotics can quickly replenish the good bacteria in the gut which can help firm the stool and reduce their frequency.
- Your dog has liver disease. The digestive enzyme, Lipase, breaks down and digests fat. This means there is less fat for the liver to deal with and therefore less stress on the liver.
- Your dog is an active performance dog. Active dogs definitely need to utilize the food they consume to fullest to support their endurance and muscular strength. Digestive enzymes help make every bite they take count.
- Your dog has Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Digestive enzymes help break down the proteins, fats and starches to create better digestion and increase the absorption of nutrients which will help alleviate the symptoms of IBD.
- Your dog is traveling, being boarded or in training. Stress of any kind often creates a reduction in friendly bacteria in the gut sometimes resulting in diarrhea or upset tummy. Digestive enzymes reduce the stress from the gut level and probiotics repopulation the healthy flora.
Most dogs, in fact, will benefit from the use of supplemental digestive enzymes and probiotics. They help your dog get the most nutritional value from the food eaten resulting in good health that shows from their energy level to their shiny coats to their healthy joints.