Moe's Meats

Raw Goat’s Milk for Pets

Goat Milk for your dog and cat at Moe's Meats and Bones in Portland, Oregon
Goat Milk for your dog and cat at Moe’s Meats and Bones in Portland, Oregon

How do you feed raw Goat’s milk to your dog or cat?

First, you thaw it. You can thaw the goat’s milk the same way you thaw your raw meat – fridge will take 24-48 hours and at room temperature will take 6-8 hours. After thawing the goat’s milk, refrigerate. Once thawed it’s good for 14 days in the fridge. It has a longer shelf life than regular pasteurized milk because it is fermented and raw.

You may notice curds in your goat milk – that’s totally normal and okay. The ingredient panel of Answers goat’s milk lists added culture. These lactic acid-producing bacteria, such as Lactobacillus, Lactococcus, and Leuconostoc, makes their goat’s milk thick and curdy. Because fermentation is an inconsistent process, not every quart of goat’s milk looks the same.

Once it’s thawed, it’s ready to serve as a supplement to your pet’s raw meat diet. Just pour in their bowl (don’t warm). Serving suggestions are below, but remember to follow your instinct and feed less or more, depending on your pet’s unique needs.

Up to 20lbs — 1/4 cup

20lbs – 50lbs — 1/2 cup

50lbs and Up — 3/4 cup