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I once invented a brilliant game - I'd sit at the top of the stairs and throw cat biscuits to the bottom. My cat would eat them, then I'd shake the box, and he would run up the stairs for more biscuits. Then - of course - I'd throw a biscuit back down to the bottom. I kept this going for about half an hour, amused at my little game, and all was fine until the cat vomited. I felt absolutely dreadful.

Have you accidentally been cruel to an animal?
This question has been revived from way, way, way back on the b3ta messageboard when it was all fields round here.

(, Thu 6 Dec 2007, 11:13)
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I Once....
Gave my cat a bowl of milk. He drank the whole thing in the space of a few seconds. So occasionally I'd give him a wee bowl of milk. One night a few weeks ago, I took the milk out of the fridge and was greeted by a mewing and a "can i have some?" look. So the cat gets some milk.

About 20 minutes later, he hops up on the sofa, makes the most godaweful noise I've ever heard and starts kecking. Cue me shoving in the kitchen where he blows milky, catfoody chunks all over the floor and the doormat.


Turns out I've been slowly poisoning the cat with milk.


((He's fine now though. And asleep on my ankles.))
(, Wed 12 Dec 2007, 16:53, 6 replies)
Whenever i fed my cat milk it got diarrhea...Not nice at all....
(, Wed 12 Dec 2007, 19:08, closed)
Cats are lactose intolerant
Which, being contrary little beasts, usually makes them like milk.

Oh, makes them shit a lot too.
(, Wed 12 Dec 2007, 20:14, closed)
Cats and milk
Weirdly enough, mine will beg for milk but won't touch the special lactose free stuff made for cats.

Maybe they just really like lactose?
(, Wed 12 Dec 2007, 21:43, closed)
Cats poisened by milk?
Absolute codswallop. Our cat loves the stuff, will drink is 4 times a day at every meal. The cat is huge (not fat) and the vet has commented on what a fine animal he is. He must be pushing 14 now and still going strong. Mind you this is farm fresh straight out of the cow milk.

Lactose free milk for cats is a gimmicky way of conning more money out of pet owners
(, Wed 12 Dec 2007, 22:55, closed)
All cats lose the ability to produce lactase, the enzyme responsible for the digestion of milk, to some extent- it's present in kittens but they stop production of it as they approach weaning.

Your cat is fortunate- he hasn't lost all his lactase production and can therefore digest milk better than most.
(, Wed 12 Dec 2007, 23:34, closed)
Or is it
because of the continuos diet of milk the cats body realizes that to stop producing lactase would be a bad idea, thus continuing it well into old age
(, Thu 13 Dec 2007, 12:57, closed)

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