9 Milk or Cream

Cats are lactose intolerant once they become adults. Most cats encounter this substance only in their mother’s milk. Kittens are fed milk for a few weeks after birth. The reintroduction of lactose into the diet can have a negative effect on the digestive system.

The inability to break down lactose in milk products means your cat can end up having diarrhea. Being sick can lead to dehydration and may require a stay with the vet if not treated quickly. Therefore, avoid giving cream or milk to your cat unless you choose lactose-free options.