Can Cats Drink Milk? – Understanding Cats’ Digestion

Can Cats Drink Milk? – Understanding Cats’ Digestion

One of the most common beliefs about cats is that they love milk. Unfortunately, most adult cats are lactose intolerant and cannot digest milk. However, they enjoy the creamy taste and texture of milk, so providing them with an alternative can help them get their nutrients while enjoying a treat. Open Farm has several types of goat milk, supplements and broth for cats that can help cure their milk craving.

Cats Can Drink Goat Milk?

The milk most humans drink is cow’s milk, and the variants most preferred by humans like whole, 2 percent or skim contain too much lactose and too little fat for a cat to drink. Kittens drink their mother’s milk until around 4 weeks before they are weaned and lose the ability to digest lactose.

Goat milk for cats topped on dry cat food

Goat’s milk is suitable for cats to drink and can be an excellent dietary supplement. A properly blended goat milk for cats is low in lactose for easy digestibility but high in Vitamins A, D and B1, or Thiamin, and nutrients, such as calcium, phosphorus and potassium. Calcium promotes strong teeth and bones, while vitamins help strengthen their immune system and promote good gut health. Goat milk can be a topper for your cat’s normal bowl of food or a stand-alone healthy snack.

Healthy, Creamy Alternatives to Milk

If you notice your cat seems drawn to milk, they probably enjoy nutrient-rich tastes caused by the presence of amino acids. A thick liquid-based tasty treat or dry food topper full of amino acids can be a great way to boost your cat’s nutrition intake. These toppers are thicker than your cat's normal water and packed full of nutrients your cat needs.

Healthy meal toppers for cats can be a great source of vitamins A, E, B2 and K, minerals, such as manganese, magnesium and iron, dietary fiber and fatty acids. These nutrients help your cat have a healthy coat, strong bones, flexible joints and good gut health.

The creamy thickness of bone broth is another good milk alternative. Open Farm’s bone broth for cats is cooked in small batches for 12-24 hours to extract as much nutrition from the cartilage and bone as possible. As a result, the bone broth has a thick, creamy amino acid-rich texture cats will love.

Bone broth for cats being poured into a bowl of dry food

It is also full of collagen to help healthy fur growth, protein for strong muscles and amino acids for improved vision and heart health. If your cat enjoys thicker liquids or is picky about eating certain foods, bone broth could be the perfect addition to a balanced diet.

Nutrition for Cats of All Ages

Cats can’t drink cow’s milk, but they can drink goat’s milk and bone broth. This gives cat owners different ways to add extra good nutrition to their cat’s diet. Open Farm offers numerous different options that are ethically sourced, carefully prepared and optimized for cat health. If you want to boost your cat’s health and give him or her food they love, look no further than Open Farm!

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