So should you just buy lactose free cow’s milk from the supermarket for you fur baby?
Whilst you can, and your pup or puss will probably lap it up, besides being a good source of calcium, there isn’t much of a benefit in adding this to their diet. There is however an exciting new milk product from the good people at K9 Natural and Feline Natural for those wanting to supplement their four-legged family member’s diet.
K9 Natural and Feline Natural specifically formulated Milk for Cats and Milk for Dogs are lactose free milk from free-range New Zealand grass fed cattle. Not only a good source of calcium, they have added Taurine to aid heart health, eye health and immune function as well as Omega 3’s to help with a shiny, itch free coat and increased immunity.
Compared to regular store bought milk, these offer far more bang for your buck in terms of health benefits and are an excellent compliment to a complete and balanced diet in weaned cats and dogs.In addition, a study at Massey University in New Zealand indicated these milks are highly palatable. This is particularly poignant for those pussycats that aren’t good drinkers as Feline Natural Cat Milk could be an effective way to increase their fluid intake, which is critical for kidney and urinary tract health.
As a currently breast feeding mother, it is nice to know we now have a nutrient dense product to treat our furry family members with and continue that special bond a mother’s milk provides – so it turns out, you can bottle love.
Written by Dr. Josie Gollan, a companion animal veterinarian.