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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-03-2005, 12:16 PM Thread Starter
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Milk or not?

I know i've asked about milk before, but I wanted an opinion on a different issue of milk. Can I try gigving Angie some milk for a change? Like a little treat? But not everyday, though. Thanks in advance.

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-03-2005, 12:18 PM
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Why dont you buy milk specially for cats as a treat?
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Ok Zal, I'll do that. Where can I buy the special kitty milk?

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Well im in the UK so I cant really say. I expect petsmart will and most petshops. I get mine from [email protected](ex petsmart)
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There are many lactose-free milk brands in the grocery store.

I am lactose-intolerant (I am Han Chinese. Han Chinese people are very genetically uniform compared to other people and 90% of us are lactose-intolerant. I am sensitive to a lot of stuff )

My babies and I enjoy lactose-free milk
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Ok thanks for the advice. I'll check PetSmart out.

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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-03-2005, 01:53 PM
 
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Can I try gigving Angie some milk for a change?
The correct answer to your question: ONLY if Angie can tolerate milk without any problems.

According to Jane R. Bicks, DVM, most adverse reactions evidenced in adult cats are due to milk intolerance; this is an intolerance of lactose (milk sugar), caused by an insufficiency of the digestive enzyme lactase. A milk allergy, on the other hand, is a hypersensitivity to the protein in milk.

With a lactose intolerance, a cat is usually still able to eat cheese, butter, foods containing dried milk, and other dairy products with no ill effects. With a milk allergy, all forms have to be eliminated from the diet. And cat food containing whey or casein, for example, cannot be fed. She adds that it's not uncommon for cats allergic to milk to also react adversely to beef.

I want to add that, even you find that Angie can tolerate milk in some form, make sure you never serve milk cold, straight out of the refrigerator. Cold food and drink is not good for cats, it causes digestive problems.
Warm it up just a tiny bit until it's lukewarm and be sure to test the temperature with your finger before you allow your kitty to touch it.
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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-03-2005, 02:43 PM
 
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Catlover,
Whiskas make a special malted milk for cats, it comes in a little purple carton, I have never had any problems feeding that to cats.



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Whiska's CATMILK Plus is real, wholesome milk, specially formulated to take away 98% of the lactose (milk sugar) so that it's easier for cats and kittens to digest. It's also enriched with taurine, an essential nutrient to help keep your cat's eyes and heart healthy at every age. Recommended usage is to feed as a treat or supplement in addition to your cat's regular daily diet. The economical 3-pack is shelf stable, but CATMILK Plus must be refrigerated after opening.
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Whiskas cat milk is terrific. I will vote yes, but what I mean is that only if it's formulated for cats.
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I know cats aren't supposed to tollerate milk but I have had a couple in my life that LOVED it. Once in a while I'd give them some and never had any ill effects but,I guess it does depend on the cat. I had a cat, Rifraf, who went nuts for any dairy, especially milk and he'd almost kill for ice cream! I'd always let him lick the bowl. What else could I do?
I'm voting a qualified yes. The milk cat treats sound good though depending on what else is in them.

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