The question “is cow’s milk good (or bad) for dogs or cats” takes a little bit of explaining. Cow’s milk, depending on what type and kind, may be good for your furry friend in appropriate quantities. Milk is rich in fats, vitamins, and minerals that can benefit your pet’s coat and overall wellbeing. Raw milk from Jersey Cattle or other A2 breeds is the best source.
Keep in mind that there are many factors that play into whether your furry friend will be ok with milk. Please note that any information presented here should first be passed through your veterinarian.
Your pet may be identifying as lactose intolerant only because of the type of milk it is getting. Just like their owners who can suffer from lactose intolerance, dogs and cats can fair much better when given raw A2 milk from Jersey cattle. Cheese, yogurt and cottage cheese made from raw cow’s milk, is also an excellent alternative for your pet.
The nutrients your pet needs
Raw cows milk is rich with vitamins, minerals, and high in saturated fat. In the proper quantities, raw milk can be a benefit to your pet’s coat, teeth, energy and overall health.
After milking, I always have a little bit of milk left over. I pour that milk into a small bowl in our milking stall and our dog Stormy, laps it up faster than I can pour it out. After a month of giving her the leftover milk, I noticed that her coat was super shiny and thick.
Give your pets the nutrition they deserve. Raw milk for the win.
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Hi there! I’m Kelsey! I am a wife, a mother and homesteader. I’m also a Certified Natural Health Practitioner so health is very important to me. I love to help people with their health journey. A HUGE part of that process is through high quality milk. I am a massive proponent of rich, high quality milk from Jersey Cows.