Can dogs have Sheep milk?

can dogs have sheep milkYes

Benefits

health-benefits
  • Sheep milk has significantly more protein and minerals compared to cow or goat's milk.
  • Sheep milk is also complete with all 10 essential amino acids, which are vital to keeping a dog’s various organ functions in good condition.
  • Sheep milk does contain casein. However, it mostly possesses A2 casein which is more digestible to dairy-sensitive dogs.
  • The fat globules of sheep milk are smaller compared to cow's milk. This allows higher lactose absorption, which in turn lowers the possibility of lactose intolerance occurrence in compromised dogs.

Risks

health-risks
  • Although sheep milk has better digestibility than cow's milk, it still contains lactose. Dogs with lactose intolerance may still experience symptoms such as diarrhea, gas, bloating, and vomiting.
  • Sheep milk may trigger allergic reactions in dogs with dairy sensitivities and allergies.
health-risks-dog

Servings

serving-suggestions
  • Sheep milk should be given to dogs in moderation because of its high saturated fat content; give 2-8 oz/day depending on your dog's size.

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