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Can cats drink milk? We review 7 milk options!

An excellent source of vitamins and minerals, milk is a nutrient-rich liquid that comes from mammals or even plants. It contains calcium, magnesium, riboflavin, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, and vitamins A and B12. Newborns and young mammals drink the milk of their mothers as their primary source of nutrition before moving on to solids. This includes… Continue reading Can cats drink milk? We review 7 milk options!

Can Cats Drink Goat Milk?

The short answer: No. The long answer: Just like cow milk, goat milk can do more harm to your cat than good. The reason behind it is that adult cats cannot process the carbohydrate found in goat milk due to the lack of lactase in their digestive system. Even young kittens that produce lactase in… Continue reading Can Cats Drink Goat Milk?

Can Cats Drink Lactose-Free Milk?

The short answer: Yes, but only in limited amounts. The long answer: Milk is a dairy product commonly produced by nursing mammals. It is packed with nutrients needed by young mammals, such as kittens who need sustenance from their mother’s milk. As kittens grow up, they generally lose the capacity to process the lactose found… Continue reading Can Cats Drink Lactose-Free Milk?

Can Cats Drink Chocolate Milk?

The short answer: No. The long answer: There are two main reasons why cats should not drink chocolate milk. The first reason is because cats cannot have chocolate. Chocolate is a treat prepared using roasted and ground cacao seeds. Served in liquid, paste, or block form, chocolates contain the compound theobromine, the stimulant caffeine, and… Continue reading Can Cats Drink Chocolate Milk?

Can Cats Drink Cow Milk?

The short answer: No. The long answer: Most adult cats cannot drink cow milk because their stomachs don’t have the necessary enzyme to break down the sugar (lactose) found in it. Though kittens have lactase in their system, it is also not enough to handle the lactose levels found in cow milk. Cats who drink… Continue reading Can Cats Drink Cow Milk?

Can Cats Eat Ice Cream?

The short answer: It is not recommended. The long answer: Made of milk, cream, sugar, and eggs, ice cream is a manmade treat that will not provide nutritional benefits to your cat. The milk and cream used to create it can do her more harm than good, resulting in digestive issues such as gas, stomach… Continue reading Can Cats Eat Ice Cream?

Can Dogs Eat Whipped Cream?

The short answer: It depends. The long answer: Whipped cream is commonly made of heavy cream, a natural sweetener (such as sugar, honey, or maple syrup), and vanilla extract. When broken down into its individual components, some whipped cream ingredients cannot be consumed by dogs.  Made from the high fat part of fresh milk, heavy… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Whipped Cream?

What Kind of Milk Can Cats Have?

Cats and milk go hand in hand… or at least that’s what popular media would like people to believe. Animal experts have revealed that most adult cats are actually lactose intolerant, meaning they are unable to fully digest the sugar (lactose) found in milk.  So does this mean cats can’t drink milk at all? This… Continue reading What Kind of Milk Can Cats Have?

Can Cats Eat Cheese?

The short answer: It is not recommended. The long answer: Kittens are born with the capacity to handle lactose, but they lose this ability after weaning. Adult cats are generally lactose intolerant, which means they cannot handle food that contains lactose. Lactose is a natural sugar commonly found in dairy products such as cow’s milk,… Continue reading Can Cats Eat Cheese?

Can Dogs Eat Yogurt?

The short answer: It depends. The long answer: A by-product of milk, yogurt is created through the fermentation of lactic acid bacteria. Dogs’ bodies do not possess high amounts of the enzyme lactase, making it difficult for them to break down the lactose found in yogurt. As such, yogurt and other milk-based products can give… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Yogurt?

Can Dogs Eat Ice Cream?

The short answer: It is not recommended. The long answer: It might be tempting to allow your dog to eat your ice cream on a scorching hot day, but you must limit it to just a few licks. Ice cream is a frozen treat that is made up of milk, cream, sugar, and eggs—ingredients that… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Ice Cream?

Can Dogs Eat Cheese?

The short answer: Yes. The long answer: Dogs are allowed to eat cheese as long as they don’t display symptoms of lactose intolerance. Before regularly giving him these cheesy treats, let him nibble a small piece and observe how his body reacts to it. If he becomes gassy, vomits, or has the runs, it may… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Cheese?