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My Cat Loves Milk

Every cat seems to love milk or cream, but we have all been told “Do not give milk to your cat!” though many of us do anyway. Why should we not give milk to our cats, if they are so well known to love it?

The easy answer:
Cats are lactose intolerant. They do not produce enough of the enzyme lactase to break down the yummy milk they love so very much. It can lead to uncomfortable bloating and possibly diarrhea.

We all eat things that we should not and choose to suffer the consequences but should we make that choice for our cats? They do not have the knowledge to make an informed decision as we do.

I want to give my cat something! We got you covered. There are many “cat milk” products available and even the human market carry lactose-free milk. That being said water is just fine if that is all you pet is offered.

Written by: Darlene Cannon, RVT

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Last updated: June 26, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed


NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Hillcrest Animal Hospital