You’ve seen countless TV shows, movies and pictures with cats enjoying a bowl of milk. Have you ever thought about whether milk is actually a good thing for cats to drink? Are you really doing that stray cat a favor by placing a saucer of milk out on your back porch for her? The answer may surprise you.
Most Cats Are Lactose Intolerant
Cow’s milk is actually not a good choice for cats and is certainly not to be used as a water replacement. Once kittens are weaned they actually become lactose intolerant. Their bodies no longer produce an adequate amount of the lactase enzyme that’s crucial for digesting lactose. If you feed milk to your cat it could result in diarrhea.