Raw Goat's Milk - German Shepherd Dog Forums

Increase font size: 0, 10, 25, 50%

GermanShepherds.com is the premier German Shepherd Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-02-2014, 02:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
Member
 
Melissa98409's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Tacoma, WA
Posts: 102
Default Raw Goat's Milk

Where do you stand on feeding your dog raw goat's milk? Is anyone doing this? I am just starting my research on it and it looks like there are a ton of good benefits from it, however, the whole idea on unpasteurized milk is a bit frightening to me. Can you get the same benefits from pasteurized goats milk? If so, is canned better or worse?
Melissa98409 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-02-2014, 02:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
Master Member
 
Pax8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: TX
Posts: 639
Default

My dog loves his goat milk. I don't really measure it. I just splash it over his food occasionally. He has had unpasteurized and pasteurized, and I don't think I've noticed any difference.

For canned, I would keep an eye out for extra salts and sugars.
Pax8 is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-02-2014, 04:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
Member
 
Melissa98409's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Tacoma, WA
Posts: 102
Default

Good point. I hadn't thought about the salt and sugar aspect of canned milk. Thank you.
Melissa98409 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-02-2014, 04:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
Master Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: CA, US
Posts: 917
Default

I feed raw goat milk regularly to my dogs. They love it! Unpasteurized supposedly retain more nutrients because they aren't cooked to death by the pasteurization process, for example live enzymes.
Bear L is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-02-2014, 05:07 PM   #5 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Parker, CO
Posts: 3
Default

I also splash it on my dog's food in the morning and both of them love it - if anything I think it is helping one of them because she 'farts' alot less even though she is already on SENSITIVE STOMACH food
JaimeINParker is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-02-2014, 05:08 PM   #6 (permalink)
Member
 
Melissa98409's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Tacoma, WA
Posts: 102
Default

do you worry about ecoli, salmonella, and the other icky things that I am reading about raw milk with dogs? Or are their systems so different from ours that these things are not a worry for them.
Melissa98409 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-02-2014, 05:10 PM   #7 (permalink)
Member
 
Melissa98409's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Tacoma, WA
Posts: 102
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JaimeINParker View Post
I also splash it on my dog's food in the morning and both of them love it - if anything I think it is helping one of them because she 'farts' alot less even though she is already on SENSITIVE STOMACH food
Oh really...my pit-lab mix has some clear the room gas. I will have to put her on it too.
Melissa98409 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-02-2014, 06:40 PM   #8 (permalink)
Crowned Member
 
Freestep's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Northern California
Posts: 6,097
Default

Raw goat's milk is especially good for pets if soured--allowed to curdle at room temperature. Only unpasteurized milk will sour; pasteurized milk will spoil if left out.

If the milking practices are sanitary, it's unlikely that disease-causing pathogens will be in the milk. But even if there were, those bugs doesn't normally make dogs sick.
Freestep is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-03-2014, 11:46 AM   #9 (permalink)
Member
 
Melissa98409's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Tacoma, WA
Posts: 102
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Freestep View Post
Raw goat's milk is especially good for pets if soured--allowed to curdle at room temperature. Only unpasteurized milk will sour; pasteurized milk will spoil if left out.

If the milking practices are sanitary, it's unlikely that disease-causing pathogens will be in the milk. But even if there were, those bugs doesn't normally make dogs sick.
Does curdling it make it last longer? What about curdling it makes it better for them? I haven't seen anything on this yet.
Melissa98409 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:07 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2
PetGuide.com
Basset.net DobermanTalk.com GoldenRetrieverForum.com OurBeagleWorld.com
BoxerForums.com DogForums.com GoPitbull.com PoodleForum.com
BulldogBreeds.com FishForums.com HavaneseForum.com SpoiledMaltese.com
CatForum.com GermanShepherds.com Labradoodle-dogs.net YorkieForum.com
Chihuahua-People.com RetrieverBreeds.com