Lactofree milk

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  1. SuboJvR

    SuboJvR Joey’s Mummy

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    Now we aren't going to get in the habit of feeding our little guy this stuff but...

    https://www.arlafoods.co.uk/lactofree/

    This is the milk we use at home. Whenever I have a bowl of cereal, Joey is obsessed with trying to get some. Inevitably, one day, he's probably going to manage licking some out of the bowl.

    I know cats are lactose intolerant so... would this actually do him harm?
     
  2. lymorelynn

    lymorelynn UN Peacekeeper in training
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    I don't think it will do any harm. I give mine goats milk on occasion
     
  3. chillminx

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    Lactose is usually the ingredient in milk that gives many cats diarrhoea, but some may react to the casein content (which is in lactofree milk as well as in ordinary milk).

    One of my cats adores goats milk (which is low in lactose) so I give her about 2 tablespoonfuls as a treat now and then. Any more than that gives her a loose stool. Try Joey with a teaspoonful of the Lactofree as an experiment, and see how he gets on. He may be fine with it. :)
     
    #3 chillminx, Apr 16, 2018 at 12:29 PM
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  4. Mrs Funkin

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    I’m keeping an eye on this as the last two nights Oscar has been milk mental! Perhaps I should get him some cat milk? He’s licked the edge of husbands empty milk glass earlier...seriously, he’s like the cravendale cats!
     
  5. spotty cats

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    I’m lactose intolerant, the rare occasions I have lactose free milk the rest goes to the cats with no issues.

    Our girls regularly have goats milk with no problems too.
     
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