Originally Posted by peeps
I read somewhere that they can't digest milk very well. This morning my DH had a cup of milk on the bedside table and Frankie started drinking it. I figure if it's okay, I'll give him a treat of milk once in a while since he likes it unless it's bad for him.
I am going to assume you are talking about cow's milk? My opinion is that cow's milk is intended for cows. Cat's milk is intended for cats. Just makes sense to me. DW also thinks that human's milk is meant for humans, and never fed our daughter cow's milk because she reasoned that our daughter was not a cow
. I would assume in the great scheme of things that through evolution or creation, milk of a species is designed for that species. I do understand that there are circumstances where you must feed a species another species' milk, but it just makes sense that the creator (whoever/whatever) gave all species the mother's milk best for them until such time as weaned, which evolution/creation takes care of. However; mankind does engineer such things as soy milk and this seems to be selling quite well now at the supermarket. I have not researched this although this may be an alternative to feeding your cat cow's milk.