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Q: Is yogurt good for cats?

September 13, 2009 | By Seamancas | 5 answers | Expired: 1663 days ago

Seamancas

I hear people argue that it is good for cats with sensitive stomachs, but I also hear that it is a dairy product and not good for cats.

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Danis
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Sep 14, 2009

The probiotics in yogurt and good for animals, including humans! If you are concerning about how much to give your cat, ask your vet. There are also probiotic supplements you can buy if you are concerned about the dairy upsetting your kitty's tummy. I often use a product called FortiFlora for my foster kittens, as they can have a lot of tummy troubles, especially if you are treating them with any antibiotic. It's a powder you can just sprinkle in with their dry or wet food. Hope this helps!

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Marla J.
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Sep 14, 2009

I had a cat that always had stomach problems. My vet recommended I feed him yogurt. I did and his tummy troubles cleared up in about two weeks. He would have occasional loose stools but not after I gave him a spoonful of yogurt twice a day. The probiotics are good for them. I now give it to all my cats.

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Debra B.
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Sep 14, 2009

Unflavored, organic yogurt is OK for cats, but many cats get diarrhea if eating too much dairy. My cats would rather eat my flavored Yoplait than the more tart, unflavored yogurt. Hard cheese also has the beneficial bacteria to aid in digestion. Anything given to an animal not under a vets direction should be done in moderation. I was told not more than a tablespoon of unflavored yogurt a day.

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Ethel02
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Sep 13, 2009

I don't know allot about cats but ii is excellent for dogs & they should not have dairy, I do think yogurt has the good bacteria that is different from other dairy products, all 3 of mine get it before bed & 1 is almost 17

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m s.
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Sep 13, 2009

Whenever you are unsure about a certain food, do NOT feed it to your sweetie -- better safe than sorry -- some foods that might seem ok to us can be fatal to animals -- you need to search some websites on lists of foods that are not safe. Have you checked out this site, for instance? Another site you can try is ANIMALATTRACTION.COM -- make sure you get expert advice along with advice from non-professionals -- pay attention to the advice of professionals. Another site is THE ANIMAL RESCUE SITE -- they may have some professional advice also.
Once again, feed your kitties food that is produced by a high quality brand -- they know exactly the nourishment your sweetie needs along with being tasty, which your sweetie will appreciate.
By the way, the above websites i mentioned -- every time you log on, food is donated to feed animals who have not yet been permanently adopted -- so, register with them -- it's really quick, easy and free -- and with a quick click, you not only get help for yourself and your sweetie, you are also helping many other animals -- isn't that just fabulous and wonderful! Good luck to both of you!

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