We see it on TV all the time-a cat lapping up a luxurious bowl of milk. Cats and milk seem to go together, with milk often used as a treat. But the reality is that milk may be bad for your cat.
Cats, like humans, can be lactose-intolerant. Without the enzyme needed to break down milk, a cat can be affected by an upset stomach, gas, diarrhea or vomiting. As cats age, they often become more susceptible to these symptoms.
Does your cat need milk?
The idea that cats need to drink milk every day is a myth. Just think of big cats in the wild. They don’t have access to cow’s milk and are healthy without it. It isn’t necessary for your cat’s good health either.
Occasional indulgence is OK, but keep milk off your cat’s diet because in his case, it doesn’t do a body good.
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