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Raw Cow's Milk Kefir

The cultures added to make kefir are a combination of bacteria and beneficial yeast. When bacteria and yeast ferment together they create a rich nutrient source (See benefits below). The yeast cultures that are added to the process have been proven to help fight candida yeast infections.

Raw Cow’s Milk Kefir is also higher in calories and fat so it is highly recommended for dogs or cats that need to gain weight.

Raw goat's milk vs raw cow’s milk kefir: Which should I feed?

Very small dogs and cats would do best on raw goat's milk. However if your pet is fighting a chronic infection or yeast infection, it is best to also feed raw cow’s milk kefir. 

It is recommended to feed medium to large dogs a combination of raw goat's milk and raw cow’s milk kefir. A wider range of nutrients are provided to your pet when fed together.

This is all great. But what IS kefir?

Kefir is a super probiotic cultured beverage that contains an abundance of gut-friendly bacteria. Kefir is typically made by culturing raw milk with living and active cultures from specialized probiotics and yeasts. These bacteria and yeasts work with the many unique bacteria already found in raw milk.

The following information was extracted from kefir.net:

Benefits of Kefir

Easily digested, it cleanses the intestines, provides beneficial bacteria and yeast, vitamins and minerals, and complete proteins. Because kefir is such a balanced and nourishing food, it contributes to a healthy immune system.

The regular use of kefir can help relieve all intestinal disorders, promote bowel movement, reduce flatulence and create a healthier digestive system. In addition, its cleansing effect on the whole body helps to establish a balanced inner ecosystem for optimum health and longevity. 

In addition to beneficial bacteria and yeast, kefir contains minerals and essential amino acids that help the body with healing and maintenance functions. The complete proteins in kefir are partially digested and therefore more easily utilized. Tryptophan, one of the essential amino acids abundant in kefir, is well known for its relaxing effect on the nervous system. Because kefir also offers an abundance of calcium and magnesium, which are also important minerals for a healthy nervous system, kefir in the diet can have a particularly profound calming effect on the nerves.

Kefir also has an ample supply of phosphorus which helps utilize carbohydrates, fats, and proteins for cell growth, maintenance and energy.

Kefir is rich in Vitamin B12, B1, Vitamin K and is an excellent source of biotin.

For more information about the benefits of kefir, please visit kefir.net.

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