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Yes, dogs can drink goat’s milk. However, it is good when provided in moderation because excessive consumption of any food or drink, no matter how safe, can cause an adverse reaction. Goat milk contains beneficial nutrients for dogs and, when served in moderation, can make your dog healthy.

Goat’s Milk
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Safe: This food is generally considered safe by the veterinary community. Dogs can eat this food sometimes or in small amounts but contains little to no nutritional value.

Food Safety Safe in moderation
Nutritional Value Probiotics, enzymes, antioxidants,
Potential Risk Weight gain, bacteria, harmful pathogens, pancreatitis
Every dog is different. For specific feeding guidelines, including quantities and beneficial foods that are best for your dog, please consult your vet.

How Much Goat’s Milk is Safe for Dogs to Drink?

When feeding your dog goat’s milk, a few tablespoons1 should be enough. Moreover, it depends on your dog and their daily calorie intake to determine the safe amount.

TIP: Always speak to your doctor before offering an orphaned puppy goat’s milk as a replacer.

Signs Your Dog Drank Too Much Goat’s Milk?

If your dog drinks an excessive amount of goat milk, they are likely to experience gastrointestinal issues.

Monitor your dog’s health if they do not feel well and seem lethargic. They might go through diarrhea, vomiting, and abdominal cramps if they have had too much goat’s milk.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Typically, goat’s milk is safe for puppies, but there is no better alternative than mother’s milk. If the puppy can’t get goat’s milk for a reason, you can speak to your vet and find a safe milk replacer for your pet dog.


  • Whether a vet recommends goat milk or not, it is crucial to remember that every dog is different. So, when offering your pet dog something new, monitor them for some time and make sure they don’t experience any adverse effects.

  • A very small amount of goat’s milk might not harm your dog. However, adult dogs who drink milk daily can become sensitive to milk proteins.

About the Writer
Dan Greco , Dog Dad

Having been a dog dad for 5 years, I know how hard it is to make sure your dog gets the right nutrients and stays away from hazardous foods. With the help of a veterinarian who specializes in nutrition, I created this blog to help dog owners quickly access food information they need.

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About the Contributor
Dr. Hillary Wolfe , Veterinarian & Certified Food Therapist

Dr. Wolfe holds a doctorate in veterinary medicine from Kansas State University and holds nutrition certifications from the NAVC and CIVT. Her business, Tula Veterinary Nutrition, hosts online courses that teach owners how to cook for their pet for optimal health and longevity. Follow her on Instagram at @doctorwolfe.dvm for dog nutrition tips, recipes and insights.