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post #1 of 24
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While I was at PetSmart last night - I picked up some Cat Mlik for Harley. After I got home from work tonigt - I put some in a dish and he LOVED it! This was the first time he's ever gotten it before.

Does anyone else give this to their cats, and if you do - is it something you give as just a treat, once in awhile?

I don't plan on giving it to him daily or anything, but since he really liked it, I didn't know how often I can give him this kind of special treat

Once you open it (it is just a little carton - like the milk carton type things you got at school for lunch ) should you use it all right away, or can you keep it open? I threw it away, b/c I didn't know if you can keep that un-refridgerated and open? I just wanted to be safe!

Thanks in advance for your help
post #2 of 24
My girls used to love it! But the last few times I gave it to them they weren't so interested. I think you can refigerate it for a bit.
post #3 of 24
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Originally Posted by MoochNNoodles
My girls used to love it! But the last few times I gave it to them they weren't so interested. I think you can refigerate it for a bit.
Okay - I'll have to do that next time, how long can you leave it out in a dish for them to drink before it gets icky?
post #4 of 24
I don't think I left it out more than an hour. Usually they drank it all right away anyway so I don't know for sure. Oh and when they first got it, it was mixed with a little kmr powder stuff because of thier age and what not. But after a while I just gave them the milk as a treat.
post #5 of 24
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Awesome! Thank you - I feel so dumb asking these questions sometimes!
post #6 of 24
I have 8 of them that Love it, I have never had a poblem giving it to them, no ill effects
post #7 of 24
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Originally Posted by halfpint
I have 8 of them that Love it, I have never had a poblem giving it to them, no ill effects
What brand do you use & how often do you usually give it to them?
post #8 of 24
I pet sit for two cats that get it twice a day and they have no problems, but I don't know if it's good for them....?
post #9 of 24
No question is dumb if you don't know the answer.

I tried the kitty milk but neither of our cats like it.
post #10 of 24
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Thanks everyone! I'll just give it to him as a treat once in awhile!
post #11 of 24
I bought Whiskas and Felix milk but would mine touch it?!....no way.
post #12 of 24
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Originally Posted by rosiemac
I bought Whiskas and Felix milk but would mine touch it?!....no way.
I got the Whiskas kind, he liked it! I'll have to keep some on hand for a little treat - I was really surprised that he liked it even!
post #13 of 24
I've got a Whiskas cat milk addict, who expects a bowl (about a quarter of a bottle) every day. You can store the opened plastic bottles in the fridge for two or three days provided they're capped.
If you buy another brand, make sure that it doesn't contain sugar, as many of them do.
post #14 of 24
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Originally Posted by jcat
I've got a Whiskas cat milk addict, who expects a bowl (about a quarter of a bottle) every day. You can store the opened plastic bottles in the fridge for two or three days provided they're capped.
If you buy another brand, make sure that it doesn't contain sugar, as many of them do.
Awesome - I'm glad to know that I can keep them stored in the fridge from now on - I just didnt want to store it and for it to get bad and try to give it to him again and get him sick!

He seemed to like the Whiskas - so I think thats what I'll stick to - considering thats what dry food I feed him
post #15 of 24
What are the ingredients in whiskas milk? the food is just awful just to let you know, it has very unhealthy ingredients and by-products. by-products are really not a good thing at all to feed your cats. many people don't know that so I am just letting you know. please don't be offended or anything because I don't mean it that way, but I thought you would like to know so you can switch you cat over to something much better like Nutro or Chicken Soup or Wellness or one of the many other premium cat foods. At least Purina One if nothing else.

Whiskas (and Friskies and Alley Cat and those grocery store brands) are like feeding your child mcdonalds everyday forever. Just do an internet search to find the best brand you can get in your area. Look for ones with out by-products most importantly, also the first couple ingredients SHOULD be meat, not corn or rice or meal. There should not be a lot of corn in it and not a lot of rice either. You will pay a little more for this better quality food but your cat will fill up faster, have better stools (less litterbox mess), fewer vet visits. You also have to buy from a Pet Store, not a grocery store.

Sorry for the essay there
post #16 of 24
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Originally Posted by Jen
What are the ingredients in whiskas milk? the food is just awful just to let you know, it has very unhealthy ingredients and by-products. by-products are really not a good thing at all to feed your cats. many people don't know that so I am just letting you know. please don't be offended or anything because I don't mean it that way, but I thought you would like to know so you can switch you cat over to something much better like Nutro or Chicken Soup or Wellness or one of the many other premium cat foods. At least Purina One if nothing else.

Whiskas (and Friskies and Alley Cat and those grocery store brands) are like feeding your child mcdonalds everyday forever. Just do an internet search to find the best brand you can get in your area. Look for ones with out by-products most importantly, also the first couple ingredients SHOULD be meat, not corn or rice or meal. There should not be a lot of corn in it and not a lot of rice either. You will pay a little more for this better quality food but your cat will fill up faster, have better stools (less litterbox mess), fewer vet visits. You also have to buy from a Pet Store, not a grocery store.

Sorry for the essay there
I know - I do not have a Pet Store in town, or locally - the nearest one is an hour plus away - the vet says he is very healthy, and very active, and I haven't seen any bad side effects from feeding this to him.

I knew I'd get a comment about that - I have read many posts about cat food before, I know I should be feeding better, I know- but until I can find a way to get him that top brand - I'll have to stick to this.
post #17 of 24
ok sorry to be the one to comment. I just wanted to let you know in case you didn't

you can order some brands on the internet you know too.
post #18 of 24
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Originally Posted by Jen
ok sorry to be the one to comment. I just wanted to let you know in case you didn't

you can order some brands on the internet you know too.
Oh, I know, its alright I just get frusterated cuz I know I don't have access to a PetSmart or Petco right in my home town - no hard feelings!
post #19 of 24
I only give cat milk to underweight cats in my house as it is a food source, so i dont' want my already overweight cats to put more on. Neither of my two females like it at the moment - I have tried Whiskas, Wilkinsons's own and the one from Pets at Home - so I have bout 5 bottle in the house - at least with fostering I am sure to use them up at some point.
BabyHarley - you could ask your vet to order food for you - I can't get to a pet shop, but can get certain food through the vet (and do just pay the RRP). I also have an online pet food supplier so no longer need to buy wet food and can get better quality than I can in the shops.
post #20 of 24
Jen, Whiskas cat milk contains milk, dairy products, vegetable by-products, and minerals. Not terrific, but far better than the other products of that brand.
I order almost all my cat food online, as stores around here don't carry premium brands. Even with shipping and handling (which I don't pay, because I buy in bulk), the prices are generally lower than at pet stores. The vets around here only seem to offer Science Diet, Iams, Royal Canin, and Eukanuba, and all but the latter don't agree with Jamie. Checking out online dealers is advisable.
post #21 of 24
There aren't many kinds of cat milk, and I have found that whiskas milk is the easiest to find. It isn't in a plastic jug but a thing like a juice box. I buy it once every month or two. I give them about a saucerful a day until it's gone. I was giving it to the kittens at first pretty frequently b/c I wanted to supplement their nutrition a bit- they had been living outside. Don't know if it was a good idea or not. I have also bought healthy essentials milk treat for cats and kittens. It comes in different flavors- I just bought white cheddar flavor as we have a few cheese fans here. It also is in a 16 oz container. I found it at petsmart- sorry baby harley who doesn't have easy access to one.. These are the ingredients if anyone is interested:

lactose-free nonfat milk, filtered water, potato flour, safflower oil, tried torula yeast, dehydrated chese(milk, culture, salt, enzymes,cream, sodium phosphate, lactic acid), egg yolk, flaxseed oil, guar gum, l-taurine.

Oh, and the website on it is healthyessentials.com
post #22 of 24
I'm curious about cat milk, Would it be better to feed them something like KRM (kitten milk replacer) then the milks that don't have good nutrition? I only ask because KRM is available in a powder form, like baby formula, and would store longer once open.
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post #24 of 24
The reason I don't give my kitties KRM as a treat is that I think it's too high in fat for adult kitties. True, I was supplmenting the kittens with some cat milk when I first got them, but I didn't feel that the situation was dire- they were not extremely underweight, just homeless. However, when I got Rocky I did give him so KRM the first couple of weeks b/c he was REALLY thin and ill. He gained weight really fast on it. I stopped giving it to him when he filled out and had a little belly. Of course I had just chucked it b/c it was expired when the kittens came to me.
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