You may have heard fellow raw feeders talk about the benefits of Kefir. But what is it, and how can it help your pet? And is it actually any good?
Kefir is made from fermenting small grains that contain bacteria, fungi and yeasts with organic cows milk. We stock handy 'paw shaped' frozen Kefir, which is conveniently in 7-paw-packs, so that you have a weeks' supply.
Here's 8 reasons why you should consider popping a Kefir paw on your dogs dinner!
1) Kefir is packed full of nutrition
It has plentiful & equal amounts of Calcium & Phosphorus and is a great source of vitamin B12, riboflavin (B2), vitamin D & magnesium, as well as a wide variety of bioactive compounds including organic acids & peptides.
2) Kefir is a much more powerful probiotic than any yoghurt!
Kefir contains over 30 strains of powerful, good bacteria's & friendly yeasts, making it a very rich and diverse probiotic source. It's also ideal for helping to treat 'yeasty' dogs.
3) Kefir has potent antibacterial qualities
Kefir contains the probiotic lactobacillus kefir, which is unique to kefir. Studies show that it can inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria including salmonella, E coli & helicobacter pylori, as well as containing kefiran which can also protect against harmful bacterias.
4) Kefir helps to improve bone health
Kefir is rich in both calcium & vitamin K2. Vitamin K2 plays a major role in calcium metabolism and studies have proved an 81% reduction in fractures when supplementing with it. Kefir also helps to improve bone density.
5) Kefir can help balance the gut
It can help with all sorts of digestive disorders such as IBS, diverticular disease & Crohns. Kefir repopulates the gut with healthy bacteria & yeast.
6) Kefir has been studied in animals and has proved to be effective in reducing inflammatory reactions/allergies.
7) Kefir improves the immune system.
A massive 70% of the immune system is housed in the gut. The aggressive yet very friendly bacteria within kefir will replenish the gut with this bacteria.
8) Kefir helps with yeast issues
Kefir contains lots of strains of friendly yeast which will overcome the bad yeast causing the issues.
If you would like to find out more about the wonders of kefir, check out the articles that we have cited below. To buy Kefir from Pettitt and Boo, click HERE
Analysis of Health Benefits Conferred by Lactobacillus Species from Kefir
US National Library of Medicine / National Institutes of Health