RAW GOAT MILK SLURRY
Here’s a nice supplement for nursing young puppies and older puppies that would benefit from an extra boost in nutrition and healthy immune function. We recommend feeding raw, locally pastured goat milk products as a meal or supplement daily for at least up to 4-6 months of age; and to continue feeding raw goat milk, yogurt/kefir and pastured eggs for life – seasonally, when available.
Raw goat milk is particularly nourishing for puppies during the nursing stage and into weaning to solid foods (starting around 5 weeks of age).
Truly pastured raw milk is a key component; if you cannot find goat milk, use locally pastured raw sheep, camel or cow milk, as a safer alternative to pasteurized milk. Pasteurized dairy products are problematic for digestion and immune function, and will not provide the same benefits as raw dairy; they should not be used as a substitution.
- 1 quart RAW goat milk from pastured goats
- 2 raw egg yolks from pastured chickens (alternatives: 1 raw egg yolk from pastured duck eggs or 4 organic quail eggs)
- 1/2 Tbsp. organic blackstrap molasses (alternative: 1 tsp. of raw, organic, truly pastured liver)
- 1 pinch Himalayan sea salt
- 1 tsp. melted or liquid beneficial fat: raw pastured butter, SFRAW RED GOLD, or algae-derived DHA (pierce/empty 2 caps)
- 4 Tbsp. truly pastured, organic raw milk colostrum, yogurt or kefir (read labels! Must be additive free; simply cultured dairy with beneficial probiotics)
- 1 teaspoon or 2 caps (open and empty) of one of the following high quality probiotics:
- D-Lactate Free Probiotic Blend from Custom Probiotics
- Garden of Life Primal Defense
KASIE’S OPTIONAL PUPPY DIGESTION BLEND (ONLY AFTER 12 WKS OF AGE):
Combine 1 TBS of each herb together in a coffee grinder or mortar/pestle:
- organic fossil-shell powder (food-grade diatomaceous earth)
- organic raw carob powder
- organic slippery elm bark or marshmallow root powder
- organic dill
- organic fennel or anise seed
- organic chamomile flowers or catnip
- organic & tested for radiation/heavy metals Norwegian or Icelandic kelp granules or powder
- organic dulse granules or spirulina powder
Prepare this batch, store in a glass jar with a lid in a cool, dark, dry location.
- Use 1/8 tsp. of the combined ingredients in each fresh/daily batch of your Goat Milk Slurry. Alternately, you can use our Healthy Powder & Starter/Detox Herb Blends in place — they are wonderful for this use!
OPTIONAL PUPPY IMMUNITY HERBS (ONLY AFTER 12 WKS OF AGE):
These herbs are to be used only between the ages of 4-12 months of age, and used on a rotating schedule of 3 weeks on/2 weeks off.
Choose 2-4 herbs and combine 1-2 TBS of each herb together in a coffee grinder or mortar/pestle:
- organic elderflower/elderberry powder
- organic echinacea powder
- organic astragalus powder
- organic ginger root powder
- organic turmeric powder combined with organic black pepper, freshly ground
Prepare this batch, store in a glass jar with a lid in a cool, dark, dry location. Use 1/8 tsp., as needed, of these combined herbs in each fresh batch of your Goat Milk Slurry.
MAKING PUPPY SLURRY – EQUIPMENT NEEDED
- Measuring spoons
- Mortar and pestle or electric coffee grinder
- Blender or food processor
- Candy or meat thermometer
- Heavy bottom sauce pan or pan/bowl combination (double-broiler)
- Hand-held wire whisk or fork
In a blender or food processor, blend together the egg yolks, molasses/liver, yogurt/kefir, probiotic, and your chosen herbs until well combined.
Gently warm the goat milk in a double broiler (warm to approx. 100-110 degrees). Remove from heat, add the melted butter/RED GOLD or DHA. Stir to combine. Add the blended ingredients to this, and whisk everything together to combine.
DO not overheat the goat milk, yogurt or DHA; yet it is important to serve warm to your puppy, but heat will damage/denature or degrade the nutrients in the milk and supplements.
High speed mechanical blending of the goat milk can alter the beneficial nutritional qualities, so it is best to combine the final ingredients with the low-tech method of a hand-held wire whisk or fork.
Must be served warm (approx. 80-100 degrees; test with thermometer) but DO NOT OVERHEAT. To warm, use a double-broiler or water bath method (best), place in a warm oven in a ceramic/heat proof bowl, or warm on the stove in a heavy bottomed saucepan on very low heat/warm. Please do not use a microwave.
Ideally, make up a fresh batch daily and keep in the refrigerator between warming/feedings, which works well for large litters. However, with a single puppy, either prepare smaller daily batches or prepare a batch fresh and use within 2-days (stored in the refrigerator). Extra can be portioned out into smaller sized containers for daily feeding and frozen (day one) to reheat in a water bath for future feedings, or simply given to your adult dogs.
Serve on a small platter, plate or bowl or pour over their meal. May be used as an entire meal for up to one meal/day; ideally, the morning or mid-day meal.
PUPPY BODY WEIGHT WITH SUGGESTED DAILY SERVING AMOUNTS (MAY BE DOUBLED, WHEN NECESSARY)
<10 lb. 1 fluid oz.
10-20 lb. 2 fluid oz.
20-40 lb. 4 fluid oz.
40-60 lb. 6 fluid oz.
60-80 lb. 8 fluid oz.
80-100 lb. 10 fluid oz.
>100 lb. 24 fluid oz.
REMEMBER: IT IS VITALLY IMPORTANT TO KEEP YOUR GROWING PUPPY LEAN! ROLY-POLY/PUDGY OR OVERWEIGHT PUPPIES ARE AT HIGH RISK FOR SERIOUS GROWTH AND MUSCULOSKELETAL DISEASES.
Give your puppy this added food to boost their immunity and maintain proper weight — but please don’t let your puppy get heavy or chunky! In doing so, you will be risking their health quite seriously by allowing them to be heavy during the development period and putting them at risk for diseases such as enostosis (eosinophilic panosteitis).
To learn more about Natural Rearing your puppy, please visit these sites:
Natural Rearing (the original resource)