Why do we feed milk to cats, but not dogs?
How do we know that cats like milk and dogs doesn't?
I am not sure but I think it may be a digestive issue; do not have time to research at this time as I am on a public computer. New cable is being dug as I type this so soon I will be back on here answering and commenting and writing..I have missed this!!!
Cats drinking from a saucer of milk is a common iconic image. It's well known that dogs love dairy products such as cheese. There are even companies out there that make ice cream for pets. But did you know that like in humans, pets can suffer... read more
milk may be good for a kitten but it is actually not all that good for an adult cat. They are subjected to diarrhea and it can cause stomach problems such as cramps and even vomitting. Cats are lactose intolerant and should actually be given water.
However; there is a milk product called Cats Milk that is specially treated for cats so they don't get sick and all pukey.
In large quantities it is dangerous for them. To a kitten that is under the age of 8 weeks, milk is a much needed food, but, if they cannot get it from their mother then you need to go to your pet store and purchase the kitten milk formula.
I don't know why some people do but I know they really shouldn't. Too much milk for cats can cause lactose intolerance and they will get bad upset stomachs.
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