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post #1 of 8
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I've read that most adult cats have lactose issues and therefore shouldn't have milk. However, neither Charlie nor Ashley seem to have any issues with it.

Are there any other reasons I shouldn't give them a little bowl of milk each morning?

Mez
post #2 of 8
When you say they don't have any issues with it--do you know that as fact? Do you already give it to them on a regular basis? Why the desire to give them milk?

Leslie
post #3 of 8
I would never give milk to a cat unless it is cat milk from the store.
I have been told that by 4 vets.
post #4 of 8
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Originally Posted by Jack31 View Post
When you say they don't have any issues with it--do you know that as fact? Do you already give it to them on a regular basis? Why the desire to give them milk?

Leslie
They always try to drink out of my cereal bowl so the past week or so I've been giving them their own small bowl each morning. I haven't noticed any diarrhea in the litterbox so that's why I don't think they're having any lactose issues.

Mez
post #5 of 8
Every morning seems a little much, plus I think milk doesnt really offer cats anything. They do sell special milk just for cats at the store.


My cats also like to drink out of my cereal bowl but a just give them a few drinks and that it, and this happens maybe once a week.
post #6 of 8
Of the 10 cats I've owned, only 1 has reacted to milk all the rest have been fine. If there's no digestive issues I wouldn't have a problem giving a little each day, usually they say not too because of tummy upsets.
post #7 of 8
I, personally, am lactose intolerant and I don't get diarrhea either. It's the stomach aches and cramping, which you wouldn't be able to see in your cats either. This is why vets recommend you do not give your cats cows milk even if they don't have any obvious, outward signs of intolerance.
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Originally Posted by whiteforest View Post
I, personally, am lactose intolerant and I don't get diarrhea either. It's the stomach aches and cramping, which you wouldn't be able to see in your cats either. This is why vets recommend you do not give your cats cows milk even if they don't have any obvious, outward signs of intolerance.
Good point. I hadn't thought of that. Thanks.

Mez
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