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Q: Is milk bad for cats?

June 8, 2009 | By Catluver19 | 9 answers | Expired: 1761 days ago

Catluver19

When my family was new cat owners,my mom suggested we give our new half-year cats low fat milk that no one was drinking. Later, one of our cats threw up. Now that our cats our a little older than two years old, is it ok to give them a little bit of milk as a treat?

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Jun 22, 2009

Its not good to give your cats milk on a regular basis. An occasional sip probably won't hurt them, but if it causes them to throw up, don't even give them that much. Cats are lactose intolerant. They don't have the enzyme in their body to break down lactose. Whiskas makes a Catmilk & you can also buy Cat-Sip. Both are lactose-free & formulated specifically for cats. They're easily digestible.

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Dylan C.
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Jun 10, 2009

also cats have special formula milk!

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Midwestwoman
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Jun 08, 2009

I agree with what othrs have already posted. Cats lack the enzyme necessary to break down milk sugar. Each animal should really only drink its own species milk. Generally all that will happen is that the cat will develop diarrhea from the inability to digest cow's milk properly.

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Prevost1580
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Jun 08, 2009


Milk is bad! cats & kittens are lactose intolerant!

The only milk that they can have is the formula kind.

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Ethel02
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Jun 08, 2009

No, it no good for them, give them a little lowfat yogurt as a treat, not whole or no fat

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Mixedkitty01
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Jun 08, 2009

yes, but give them kitten milk,u can find it at wal-mart in the cat section.why? u ask,kitten milk has special ingredients cats and kittens can absorb and let it go threw their bodies,our human milk is not good for them becuase it doesnt have ingredients for yur cats.give them HALF OF A CUP for a treat only.why?the cats can make the house stinky,i had experince with my cat!!!good luck:)!!!

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jackie
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Jun 08, 2009

as a rule i dont give my cats any milk it gives them the runs they get plenty of water but on occasion my kids when they were young would let the cats have some of their milk from their cereaql but very little

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J P.
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Jun 08, 2009

Generally, it is better to give them the specially formulated cat-milk treats that you can buy in most pet stores. If you do give them regular milk, cut it with water, and don't give them much of it.

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Bonnie  M.
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Jun 08, 2009

You can give cats milk as a treat. But don't let them have it on a regular basis. Even though they like it, it gives most cats diarrhea. Believe it or not most cats are lactose intolerant.

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