It’s very common to see people feeding their cats milk as an occasional treat and sometimes everyday; but just because that’s what you see others doing, whether it be in life or on T.V., doesn’t mean it’s right or the best thing to have in a cat’s diet. Cats can tolerate milk in their diet for a while, but after a while more often than not, they will develop and intolerance for it. Too much milk in a cat’s diet will cause them to develop lactose intolerance and digesting the sugars in the milk will cause stomach upset. When a cat has stomach issues from drinking milk, diarrhea can be a problem and lead to dehydration if you keep feeding her milk. Keep a bowl of water available for cat all times of the day to keep him/her hydrated if this happens. If you regularly are feeding or letting your cat drink milk, keep an eye on her stools in the litter box. If you notice a change in consistency or color of your cats stools, cut out all the milk for a couple of days and see if this clears up any problems. If you take the milk out of your cat’s diet and her stools go back to normal, it’s best to quit giving her milk, as it is like she has built intolerance for it. Find another treat you can use to satisfy your cat instead of milk. Treats are nice, but there are also fun little kitty cat toys out there for your cat to play with that won’t put weight on your kitty and keep him/her in great shape. Make milk a treat for your kitty once a month at a time when he/she is being an especially good cat or if you just are looking to give your cat a nice surprise.