You’re not alone if you guessed True.
And if you meant this milk
if you meant this milk
But don’t feel bad, as I said, you’re not alone.
I was shocked to discover, for instance, just how many people in my village actually think milk is good for cats and feed it to them on a daily basis.
For some of the cats in my village, cow’s milk is all they are fed, mice and insects make up the rest of their diet. I live in a farming community and it is a common practice with barn cats.
The reality is that many cats are just as lactose intolerant as humans are. Many cats who drink milk develop diarrhoea. They can become dehydrated and malnourished if they continue to drink it on a regular basis.
Some cats, just like some humans, can drink milk on occasion with no ill effects, it is important to realise though that cow’s milk does absolutely nothing to contribute to the health of your cat or a healthy feline diet.
If your cat doesn’t suffer from lactose intolerance, then a tiny bit of milk from time to time is probably ok, but it should only be given in moderation.
As a small treat…
as a major part of your cat’s diet!