Originally Posted by StarryEyedTiGeR
no, it has certain enzymes in it that are designed specifically for a cat/kittens digestive system- it is ment for felines, not humans...and the same goes for lactaid milk- it's ment for humans, not cats- i wouldn't recommend giving them the lactaid milk unless your vet gives you an ok- even though it's lactose reduced, it is still made for a humans body, not a kittys. (i'm lactose intolerant too)./ it's always a good idea to use a formula specifically designed for kitties when you wanna spoil them a little and give them a bit of milk
I think I disagree with this...(I only say think because I was under the same impression as Natalie...that this was a product aimed at humans and not necessarily at their cats and so decided to ask my vet)...
This wasn't my normal vet but one I took my feral to and he said that the only real benefit from a product like that is added Taurine...but then he added that as this is a supplemental feeding (ie, treat) and that your cat gets all the Taurine he needs from a good quality cat or kitten food anyway and so it's not necessary in a treat/supplemental feeding product...
Both are simply cows milk with the lactose eliminated/reduced.
He compared it to the way any supplemental treats are given and cautioned moderation. IE, we may give our cats/kittens the same tuna we eat out of a can from time to time but it shouldn't be given excessively either...IE, because its a treat, you shouldn't depend on it for essential vitamins/minerals...that is the nature of a treat!
If anyone has any counter info, please let me know!