Is It O.k. To Give Cats Milk Every Now And Then?

United States
April 8, 2008 5:05pm CST
I Was Just Wondering, My Vet Says To Give My Cat Only Food And Water??? I've Been Giving My Cat A Little Bit Of Milk (about 1/2 a cup) Every Day Since She Was Born And I Haven't Seen Any Ill Effects, Just Thought She Might Need To Rethink That. lol
6 responses
@5mayday (1054)
• Norway
8 Apr 08
I dont know much about that, but I have being trying to give some milk to my cat and she never drinks it so not much to say lol
• India
8 Apr 08
well it's true that cat's like milk i have 3 cats and my vet said that give them milk but less amount it will not effect on cat but milk as a food is not good for cats.
@nova1945 (1614)
• United States
8 Apr 08
Yes it can cause diarrhea and cats don't need it once they get past kitten-hood. Water is much better for them. I only give mine a little milk once in a while as sort of a treat. They are most happy with their water bowl.
@reeseyj (906)
• United States
8 Apr 08
It does cause stomach upset and diariah and they should not drink it but if you want to give your kitty milk give him cat milk, you can get it at the store. It is better for him.
@luvstochat (6916)
• United States
8 Apr 08
I have been giving my kittens a little bit of milk each day since I got them to help them put on a little weight they were so skinny when I got them they looked malnurised they seem to be doing fine with the milk but only a little bit at a time and only once a day.
@Modestah (11195)
• United States
8 Apr 08
I do not see any problems with giving a cat milk on occasion... just a little bit. I think that it might cause stomach upset and diarrhea if too much is given too often.