Health Benefits of Camel Milk for Pets

Health Benefits of Camel Milk for Pets

For thousands of years humans have benefited from the healing properties of camel milk.  Now it seems that animals are deriving benefits from the milk as well.  A 2009 study in Tunisia demonstrated the anti-diabetic effect of camel milk on diabetic dogs.  A group of diabetic dogs was given 500 ml of raw camel milk daily.  The study concluded that the dogs had a significant and lasting decrease in blood glucose levels as well as a decrease in cholesterol levels within a 3 week time period.  (A. Saboui, T. Khorchani, M. Djegham, A. Agrebi, H. Elhatmi, O. Belhadj; Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition Aug. 2010)

Dog breeders testify that puppies in litters supplemented with camel milk “simply thrive” on the milk, compared to puppies on traditional puppy formula.  Underweight puppies gained a pound or more per week with none of the side effects such as diarrhea seen with administering cow milk.  (Animal Wellness Dec./Jan. 2012)

A study with mice utilizing camel milk antibodies’ ability to attack cancerous cells proved 100% effective without any side effects.  The lactoferrin in camel milk (10 times higher than cow’s milk) has proved beneficial in the treatment of certain types of cancer in mice.  (University World News; Camel’s Milk for Treating Cancer: January 2011)

Camel milk has been used to successfully treat diabetic wounds in mice.  (BMC Immunology 2012)  (Use of camel whey protein to accelerate wound healing in mice.)

Camel milk cream has proven beneficial in treating skin rashes in cats and dogs.  (Animal Wellness Dec./Jan. 2012; Healing From The Desert)

Historians reveal that Arabian horses and colts were often fed on camel milk.  It is believed that it is one of the reasons the Arabian horse had such powers of endurance that was superior to other breeds of horses.  (Sport in Egypt by J. Wentworth Day; update 2011)