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Re: Raw Goat Milk [Re: PositiveDog] #292494
08/20/13 05:13 AM
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I had not seen that!!! I will first try this stuff, then maybe the other stuff too. Meant to say that I'll try it in a couple of weeks....my schedule will be very different for me this year - hope it's not too stressful for her.


MaxaL (aka LisaT)

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Re: Raw Goat Milk [Re: MaxaLisa] #292552
08/20/13 09:40 PM
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It's recommended for cats with IBD - and of course I have one of those. I open up his gel cap probiotic and sprinkle it in there, stir with a whisk and it's a much easier way to get the probiotic in him. We've only been using it for about a month. I honestly can't say that I've seen a big difference in him. He's nearly 18 and very thin at this point. Supposedly the goat's milk helps the diarrhea, but I'm not seeing that benefit. I also bought the powdered and mix it because it doesn't keep but just a few days.


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Re: Raw Goat Milk [Re: Kris] #292582
08/21/13 04:06 AM
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Kris, I'm sorry about your kitty frown I wonder if a slippery elm gruel would help? Must be a tough time right now with him.

I read about how it's supposed to help with IBD, which Jazz does have, but she seems to be getting enough nutrition.

I guess even if it's just used to get good things in the body (like probiotics), that's something. Jazz doen't like the usual mixers here.


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Re: Raw Goat Milk [Re: MaxaLisa] #292737
08/23/13 03:05 AM
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I had a chance today to talk to someone about raw goat's milk - frozen and powdered.

It was thought that frozen is best since to takes heat to make the powdered, so there is at least a chance it would be not quite as beneficial as frozen.

But - one thing that did come up was that sprinkling a little powdered on a dog's food can really do wonders for getting some finicky dogs to eat.

I was given a packet that I will keep back for when Skye goes off her food as she occasionally does.

It is also great to poor on food if you have to quickly transaction, due to the good work it does in the gut. (Like adopting a dog that had been on junk food.) So it is helpful for relieving irritable bowel symptoms.

Also, for dogs that may be 'gassy' or have diarrhea, to help correctly digest the food before it reaches further into the gut. It is safe for lactose intolerant dogs, but I don't fully understand the reason - something about lactase.

The more I hear about this, the more interested I am. I am sure I have oversimplified this, but I do believe it would be very beneficial and probably better than the probiotics I currently give my dogs.

I could not afford to give it everyday, but will sure keep this in mind in case my dog's need it in the future. I think I will get a quart to keep in the freezer and also a packet or two more of the dry.

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Re: Raw Goat Milk [Re: PositiveDog] #292787
08/23/13 05:38 PM
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Wow Bonnie, that's a lot of good info!!! Thank you smile

I will have to dethaw the stuff I have - have no clue if she'll drink it, she's awfully picky.


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Re: Raw Goat Milk [Re: MaxaLisa] #292800
08/23/13 11:47 PM
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Sometimes my brain skips off track when I am tired. When I said this, "It is also great to poor on food if you have to quickly transaction" what I meant was if you have to quickly transition from one food to another.

Sigh - must go to bed early and get some rest!

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It would also be good after a round of antibiotics.

Hope it helps Jazzy, Lisa.

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Re: Raw Goat Milk [Re: PositiveDog] #292841
08/24/13 04:19 PM
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Lol, and I thought it was your autocorrect smile I do the same kind of mistakes!

I would love to get to the "after" part of the abx.


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Re: Raw Goat Milk [Re: MaxaLisa] #319357
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I realize this is an older thread, but having discovered the benefits of raw goat's milk for our dogs, I had to chime in. Friends of ours raise a few dairy goats. They are extremely meticulous in the care and cleanliness of their goats as well as their milking process. Their goats are fed high-quality, organic (certified,) grains and chaffaye. We started adding raw goat's milk primarily into Gidget's diet because of her skin. When we noticed that her skin and coat were better (albeit not great,) and that Grimm's overall digestive health was better, we started putting it in their diets on a daily basis.

This is raw, unpasteurized, not-labeled-for-human-consumption-in-Georgia goat's milk. Sometimes it can be a pain to find based on raw milk laws around the nation, but it is possible. I know in Georgia it can't be sold for human consumption. It has to be labeled for pet consumption.

I have had a few holistic Vets tell me that raw, unpasteurized goat's milk has more probiotics/healthy benefits than the stuff they sell in the store for pets. I even had a pet boutique tell me that if I could get milk from our friend's goats to use that in our dogs' diets instead of what she was selling.

We give the kiddos 1/4 cup, daily, mixed in with their food. However, if you do buy raw, unpasteurized milk, even sold for pet consumption, it's best (my opinion) if you KNOW the farmer and KNOW the stock so you know what the stock has been fed, hygiene, etc.


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Re: Raw Goat Milk [Re: SouthernThistle] #319359
07/07/14 06:31 PM
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I wish we could buy it fresh, but it's illegal in Ohio.

I still use Answers, and my dogs look deprived if I run out or don't have it thawed.


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Re: Raw Goat Milk [Re: PositiveDog] #319426
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I tried a bottle of the Primal, which the store switched to from Answers. I don't know if it alters it much, but I had to refreeze 1/2 a bottle, since they come in larger sizes. Jazz seemed to like it, but I haven't been giving it lately....should try it again soon, but have to go slow with Jazz.


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