Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up

Announcements

The Pet Health Community and Pet Health Center are NOT substitutes for a vet visit. Contact a vet in an emergency! | Dog Conditions A-Z | Dog Symptoms A-Z | Cat Conditions A-Z | Cat Symptoms A-Z

Remember Your Beloved Pet
Milk for cats?
avatar
Ann Hohenhaus, DVM, DACVIM posted:
Many cat owners don't know cats lack the enzyme — lactase which digests milk sugar — lactose. If your cat must have milk and your veterinarian approves, provide either the special lactose free dairy products. You can even buy lactose free milk made especially for cats with added taurine. Just be sure to keep calories in mind and give no more than ? cup daily.
Was this Helpful?
11 of 21 found this helpful
Reply
 
avatar
ponyrun2 responded:
Most people also don't know that us adult humans also lack the lactase enzyme... no wonder a lot of us end up with digestive issues as well...

We are the only species who drinks milk into adulthood and who drinks the milk of another species...


Featuring Experts from AMERICAN VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

Drew Weigner, DVM, ABVP, is one of the few board-certified feline specialists in the nation, having practiced medicine for more than 25 years. Weigner...More

Helpful Tips

milk in nursing dogs
My chihuahua had 6 puppies on April 22nd and now seems to be running out of milk. Two of the six are not gaining weight and will not take ... More
Was this Helpful?
1 of 2 found this helpful

Helpful Resources

Be the first to post a Resource!

Related News

There was an error with this newsfeed

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Learn more about the AVMA

WebMD Special Sections