What Is It and Why You Should Feed It to Your Pets?
A fermented milk drink with a sour taste made using culture of yeast and bacteria.
Kefir contains several major strains of friendly bacteria not commonly found in yogurt. It also contains beneficial yeasts, which control and eliminate destructive yeasts in the body.
Benefits for Your Pet:
- Has antibiotic and antifungal benefits
- Restore balance to digestive tract
- Helps prevent allergies
- Beneficial for candidiasis and heart problems
- Helps promote healthy looking skin
- Helps alleviate gas, bloating and heartburn
- Helps with IBD, eczema and bad breath
- Wards off salmonella, e. coli, and kills h. pylori
- Reduces potential of malignancies, colon cancer, and stops increase of cancer cells
Where can I get it?
Nowadays, kefir can be found in any supermarket, but try sourcing it from your local, fresh farmer’s market to assure that it is hormone/GMO-free.
How much do I give?
Small dogs: 1 tsp. -1 tbsp.
Medium dogs: 1-2 tbsp.
Large dogs: 2-3 tbsp.
Kefir is also awesome for disguising pet pills. Put the pill in the food dish, cover with kefir and right down the hatch it goes!
If your dog is lactose intolerant, find kefir made with water, coconut milk or almond milk. It is also great for dogs taking antibiotics, which can destroy the guts’ good health.