Raw cow milk for dogs?

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Bethel Dach asked a question: Raw cow milk for dogs?
Asked By: Bethel Dach
Date created: Sat, May 29, 2021 12:48 PM
Date updated: Wed, Sep 21, 2022 1:22 AM

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Just like with any other raw food, raw milk is good for dogs because it contains good bacteria that is not “cooked” out, allowing dogs to actually absorb the nutrients from the food they eat. Raw milk is filled with natural minerals like calcium, vitamins, enzymes, and trace elements.

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Raw, organically grown, unpasteurized, unhomogenized milk straight from a healthy cow or goat can be an excellent food for dogs of every description. After all, it has been for thousands of years. Unfortunately, America’s supermarkets stopped selling raw, whole milk long ago.

Dogs may struggle to digest cow’s milk because of pasteurization. Among other things, the process removes the lactase enzyme. Dogs who are lactose intolerant lack the lactase enzyme in their bodies and unable to cope with the lactose content in milk. Unlike cow's milk, raw goat’s milk still has the lactase enzyme because it is unpasteurized.

Goat's milk has lower lactose than raw cow milk, making it easier for dogs to digest and it is so good for dogs that I always keep it on hand because not only does it support good health, it's great for several chronic illnesses.

But to the current understanding of the issue, another state is applying human food law to one single pet product – raw milk. We believe that just like in New Jersey, at least one and possibly another state is ignoring the commercial feed laws of their state and applying human food laws to ban the sale of raw milk pet products.

Twenty nine states allow the sale of raw milk by some means. Direct purchase, cow-share or leasing programs, and the sale of raw milk as pet food have been used as means for consumers to obtain raw milk. Where raw milk is offered for sale, strategies to reduce risks associated with raw milk and products made from raw milk are needed.

Some dog owners want to know if goat’s milk contains less lactose than cow’s milk. The answer is yes – but not much less. Cow’s milk contains about 4.6% lactose, and goat’s milk about 4.1%. So, goat’s milk should be kept off the menu for lactose intolerant dogs.

Author of ‘Natural Nutrition for Cats and Dogs,’ states, “do not feed your pet pasteurised, homogenised, condensed, septic packaged long life milk or sweetened condensed milk.” The healthier alternative is raw goats milk, which can be beneficial to cats and dogs of all ages. (Puotein 1999)

A cup of cow’s milk has around 100 to 275 mg of calcium. A cup of goat’s milk will give your dog 330 mg of calcium … and reduce the risk of inflammation or digestive issues. An even better option is to give your dog a nice soft consumable bone to chew on. It’s the best way to give your dog the calcium that milk would have provided.

Some states require dairies to provide their foods under contract (herdshares, membership orgs, etc). Other areas only permit raw milk for sale as pet food, or bath balm (yeah, really). Know the law ahead of time by viewing raw milk laws here.. Raw Milk in Canada?

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