Auggie is my sensitive boy. He's a 4 year old, 12lb terrier mix with a bad tummy. My other dog, Ramona, can eat trash off the street all day long and be perfectly fine, but Auggie is prone to digestive issues of all kinds. Auggie takes a probiotic supplement, but I'm always looking for ways to replace artificial vitamins with whole food sources, so I was really excited when Primal came out with Goat Milk!
Here's what goat milk will do for Auggie:
- Digestive aid - Raw, unpasteurized goat milk naturally contains enzymes that help digest food. Primal only uses milk from free range goats raised without antibiotics or added hormones.
- Prevent Urinary Tract Issues - Dogs and cats historically got most of their moisture from their prey. Modern pets who are fed a dry kibble diet are prone to dehydration. Auggie tends to get crystals in his urine when he doesn't drink enough water, so the moisture he gets from the goat milk will help dilute his urine and keep his urinary tract healthy.
- Aids in absorption of vitamins and minerals in his food, as well as immune function - Besides the digestive enzymes that are naturally found in raw goat milk, Primal has added additional live probiotic cultures. These "gut flora" are what help break food into the basic nutrients that the body can use, rather than just passing right through. Auggie has an extremely irritable bowel, so building the good bacteria in his gut is an endless battle, but so important if he's going to access all the great nutrients in the food he eats. The good bacteria also help fight off any bad bacteria that might enter his body.
According to the Journal of American Medicine, “Goat milk is the most complete food known.” It contains vitamins, minerals, electrolytes, trace elements, enzymes, protein, and fatty acids all utilized by the body with ease. In fact the body can digest goat’s milk in 20 minutes. Having fat molecules one-fifth the size of those in cow’s milk makes it easily digestible and tolerable to those with compromised digestive systems.
Last but probably most important from Auggie's point of view - Goat Milk is DELICIOUS. He does backflips when he sees the bottle come out of the fridge! So picky eaters might benefit from an ounce or two of goat milk added to their kibble. It's great stuff!