It is perhaps OK to give cats milk but only once in a while. Cats should not get into a habit of drinking milk and milk should not constitute a regular part of the cat's diet as it is not necessary and is also lacking in some vital nourishments that the cats should have in order to remain healthy. Lactose intolerant cats should not be given any external milk however; if the cat really likes milk then lactose free milk could be obtained from a pet store.
Kittens should be allowed to drink their mother's milk as nature has provided this for them, for healthy growth, in early stages of life. Milk is not a necessary item in a cat's diet and hence they can be perfectly healthy without drinking the same. In fact we know this from the facts that wild cats never get any cow milk but are capable of living perfectly healthy lives.
You shouldn't give cats regular milk as it contains too much lactic acid for them to digest resulting in a bad stomach. In most supermarkets and pet stores, Felix and Whiskas both do milk specially for kittens and cats, which is suitable for daily use.
Regular milk is not recommended for cats because it can be too rich for their digestive systems. It can cause diarrhoea in cats that are lactose intolerant. Kittens especially can have difficulty digesting it. There are other things that you can provide for your cat which are healthier. For young kittens that have been separated from their mothers before the age of weaning, pet stores sell kitten milk replacer. It is formulated to contain the same vitamins as the mother's milk and is gentle on kittens' digestive systems. Also, there is special milk sold at pet food stores for cats who are lactose intolerant. It is a safer bet than regular milk from the store, which may cause your cat problems. Not all cats react badly to milk, but it is better be on the safe side.
Essential to a cat's health is plenty of clean water. Change your cat's water dish regularly and keep it within easy reach.
My cat only drinks cows milk.. Every day it does and she seems fine. So I suppose they can.
My cat was born in the wild, and I rescued him. Hes now 18 years old [human years] and slower and arthritic. I give him milk, but only once in a while. He loves it and I think it helps with his bones, just as it does with humans. I only give him a tiny bit and only do it a few times a year. I give him lots of water.
Not Really. It's only good for young kittens, adults should just drink water
A cat should not receive regular milk after it has been weaned. It can cause stomach upset.
No, their bodies can not break down the sugars. You can use Lactade or add lactade additives to regular milk. They do best with fresh clean water on a daily basis
Cat can drink cow's milk but they don't need it regularly as human do. Cats can drink it occasionally. Cats can spend their whole life without the cow's milk.
Only if it is special cat milk but regular is bad for their digestive system.
No. You should not give cats cows milk .It will upset their stomachs. But always have fresh water down for drinking.
I have had many cats and I can't imagine one NOT drinking when very thirsty. Stop giving the milk, put ice cubes in the water - trying buying a water fall drinking fountain. The cat will drink if you don't give into the milk they are not stupid. Yours sounds just spoiled!
They really shouldn't. Cow's milk can give them digestive problems. I would recommend calling a vet because she could be sick. Anyways I would definately not give her cow's milk, you could try buying some cats milk from the pet store and refrigerate it but if she won't drink that, just call the vet.
It is ok but it might upset their stomachs!
My cat only drinks beer and sometimes whiskey, if I cut it with cream. I know there are some important nutrients in beer, but I'm worried that it might be more detrimental than helpful for him.
Yes in I think it is ok to give cats milk but not that often becuce
it can give them heart worms.so only give it to them 1 or2 times a month.
Cats can drink cow's milk.
Yes you can but to much is not good for them,
Belle's right. Cows milk isn't to good for cats. They can drink it occassionaly, but not as a regular drink. Try adding it a little to Cat Milk. Do this and put in less Cow milk as your cat gets used to it. Your cat shuold get used to Cat Milk eventually. Good Luck, :?
No the can't . Once they are weaned from the mother cat, that's it . Give them only water. Their little bellies can't take it.
My cat likes warm cows milk for breakfast along with her food. She will not drink water. Is this good for her. She doesn't seem to get sick. S
Yes it is ok but once in 2 or 3 days
Hello my name is belle I am a cat specialist all of you are terrible owners if they drink cow milk they could get a terrible disease and DIE.....