Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Crate Training

Positive things happen in crates! We leave the big dog crate open so the pups can explore and feel comfortable in it. After they have had their breakfast of goat's milk they get play time and Maeve plays with them and sometimes they decide they need to nurse for a few minutes. Here a couple of pups have followed Maeve into the crate and are having some warm milk. What a positive first crate experience for the pups!

And why goat's milk? Goat's milk is a very good source of calcium and the amino acid tryptophan. It is also a good source of protein, phosphorus, riboflavin (vitamin B2) and potassium. Perhaps the greatest benefit of goat's milk, however, is that some dogs who cannot tolerate cow's milk are able to drink goat's milk without any problems. Goat's milk is easier to digest and has also been shown to enhance the metabolism of both iron and copper. These factors and others are likely to play an important role in the tolerability of goat's milk versus cow's milk. Allergy to cow's milk has been found in pets with conditions such as recurrent ear infections, asthma, eczema, and even arthritis. LInda has access to a local goat farmer and gets the milk - Fresh From The Farm!

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