Friday, September 5, 2014
Tasty Treats for your dog or cat
As summer winds down, there's still a lot of heat and humidity here in southeast Missouri. Just think about how hot it can be wearing a full coat of fur! We have one super duper yummy end of summer treat that not only will cool down your pet, but help his or her digestive system!
Primal Pet Foods (http://www.primalpetfoods.com), out of California, is one of the top makers or raw pet food diets. We carry their entire line and love what we've seen it do for dogs and cats! Along with their frozen raw, they also make a freeze-dried version that's been popular as of late. Their newest offering is raw goat's milk, which has been proven to be highly digestible food full of vitamins, minerals, electrolytes, enzymes, proteins, and fatty acids. Unlike cow's milk that has likely been pasteurized, in which both the good and the bad bacteria are killed off, raw goat's milk still contains beneficial enzymes, bacteria, and "live" foods that help with digestion, elimination of chronic conditions, and overall health. Primal has taken their goat's milk one step further with the addition of cinnamon (antibacterial/antifungal), ginger (digestive aid), turmeric (anti-inflammatory) and extra probiotics that help with immune system building and digestive support. Believe it or not, this stuff may help with IBS!
So, how does this all fit together?
We think adding a bit of raw and bit of goat's milk to your pet's diet will change many things about your pet's health...for the better! An easy way to get your dog or cat started is to try out this great little treat.
You will need:
- freeze-dried raw food (we prefer Primal, but any good quality formula from Orijen, Stella and Chewys, Vital Essentials, etc. will do)
- raw goat's milk (we carry both Primal and Answers formulas), thawed
- ice cube tray(s)
- bowl to mix it all together
After the goat's milk has thawed, pour some in a bowl. Take a couple cubes (or medallions) of the freeze-dried raw food and crumble it up in the bowl. Mix well. Pour into ice cube trays and freeze.
After freeing for a couple hours, remove cubes from trays and let your pets enjoy the yumminess!
Obviously, you might need to play around with the consistency and/or amount of the raw and the goat's milk until you find the right combination for your pet. If you don't want to waste the time to freeze, pour some on your pet's daily meal or give it to him as a liquid treat!
Try it out and let us know what you think!