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Q: Is it okay for adult cats to drink milk?

July 22, 2008 | By Nadine H. | 7 answers | Expired: 2186 days ago

Is it okay for adult cats to drink milk?

I gave my cat, Maxwell, about 2 tablespoons on milk this morning. Then, right after he lapped it up, I had a thought about hearing that milk was not good for adult cats. I need to know if this is true; and if so, I won't give it to him any more. Thanks!

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Jessica H.
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Jul 22, 2008

Why has my answer been deleted?? I thought it was very well thought-out and educational and put a lot of thought into it... I can't even remember what I said other than it probably isn't a good idea since most animals are lactose-intolerant. :(

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DanaF
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Jul 22, 2008

I have read that you should not give cats/kittens milk. I don't think it is really that good for them and I also heard that MOST cats are lactose intolerant. I would suggest that you google it or take Jessica's advice and ask your vet.

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Ethel02
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Jul 22, 2008

Cats & dogs should not have dairy young or old, mom's milk is different, the healthiest dairy treat for for your dog or cat is a bit of low fat yogurt my 1 greyhound had a finicky stomach and about 16 yrs ago I was told to give yogurt, check on the cat thing I don't have a cat but I do no milk is bad for them just not sure yogurt is good for them, so my 3 girls get abut 1/2 cup low fat yogurt as their good night treat and with summer here I put a few fresh blueberries in, don't use whole or no-fat yogurt , and my dogs are big, smallest 70lbs, largest close to 100lbs, so always check with your Vet just make a call, no charge or else find another Vet

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