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Milk for cats?
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.
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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...


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