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post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
I was eating some yogurt last night and my lil darlink was quite interested
the only time I have used it was as a probiotic after antibiotics
Would it be alright to buy him some? I dont want to mess up his bowel motility
post #2 of 14
Yes, it makes a good treat. I have a cat who always begs for my yogurt when I eat it, so I give her a little spoonful for herself.
I would just use small amounts, and watch to see if it agrees with him. Some cats can't tolerate any dairy, even yogurt.
post #3 of 14
Thread Starter 
my concern was some use it for diarrhea
the last thing I need is constipation

I use the greek yogurt with 6 bacteria types
post #4 of 14
I doubt it will cause constipation if used as a treat.
post #5 of 14
Thread Starter 
because I am low on money
I bought him the store brand plain with just acidophilus
I will just give him a tsp

thanks for reply
post #6 of 14
I question yoghurt because I think it may contain lactose. As you may have heard the vast majority of cats are lactose intolerant hence why cats shouldn't really be given milk.

Serious answer aside when I have a big vanilla yoghurt Amadeus paws the lid as I take it off and I offer it to him. He loves it !!
post #7 of 14
I think something in the processing of yogurt may modify the lactose. I have a mild lactose intolerance, can't drink milk or eat ice cream much, but yogurt is fine. Cali LOVES vanilla yogurt. I use it on my cereal instead of milk and I have to eat my breakfast standing up. She'll climb onto my lap and pull the spoon out of my mouth to get her share. She usually gets 1-2 teaspoons a day and it hasn't caused any digestive problems.
post #8 of 14
I have given it as a treat to some of the farm cats and use it after one of them has gotten sick. I use the vanilla one.

I think it is good after a cat has gotten sick (we actually use it also on the dairy calves if they get bad scours).
post #9 of 14
Yogurt is fine. Most yogurt comes with live active cultures. These cultures break down lactose (sugar) found in milk. I wouldn't worry about certain amounts. Just don't be excessive and try to stick to just plain. Every once in a while I will plop down a hefty mound for my 4 kitties to munch on.
post #10 of 14
I buy Greek yogurt. It's a bit tangy, but really good. my girl Cooper, LOVES the blueberry. I only give her about a tablespoon though. Her digestion is fine. (But she only eats people food anyway(--I know--I KNOW)
bc
post #11 of 14
I have to share yogurt with Marmalade. No problems so far.
post #12 of 14
I actually had a vet tell me to give one of my cats a TBS of yogurt a day for his digestion. I like Stoneyfield Farms organic plain... has lots of good bugs in it for cats (and people). And a little yogurt is ok for them re: the lactose issue.

four of my six current fosters will lap it right up.
post #13 of 14
Mine love it. It's actually been awhile... I may have to stop at the store tomorrow. Teddy and Milo thank you in advance for reminding their mommy of one of their favorite treats.
post #14 of 14
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Originally Posted by automaton2 View Post
I was eating some yogurt last night and my lil darlink was quite interested
the only time I have used it was as a probiotic after antibiotics
Would it be alright to buy him some? I dont want to mess up his bowel motility
Try to chose whole milk yogurt as this reduces the percentage of lactose (milk sugar). I am lactose intolerant and can usu. do the whole milk yogurt just fine, such as. Brown Cow. do watch the labels because many companies add nonfat milk to "whole" milk products - this sneaks in extra lactose (even in ice cream )
Not surprising - it is a cost advantage to sell/use lowfat and nonfat products
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