Can Cats Drink Soya Milk? Is Soy Healthy For a Cat?
Can Cats Drink Soy Milk?
It is in our nature to spoil the once we love in any way possible. There is no exception for the ones we adopted to the family, your little furry feline, right?
Often, we do not know if that what we think we give our love ones is healthy or at least not damaging the little feline at the end. In your case you want to find out if a cat can drink soy milk with no side effects?
Let me start by showing you more in depth what soy and milk to its core have or not have.
So, it seems obvious that soy is healthy and beneficial, right?
Well, not entirely.
If you are taking the normal soy as you buy it in the supermarket the answer is, yes! Soy is bad for you!
On the other hand eating the right soy; opposite effect is the result.
What Soy to Avoid in Your and the Cat’s Diet
As I have mentioned; another soy is the organic soy, fermented soy. That soy is chemical, fertilizer, and pesticides free.
Fermented to its core means turning a milk into probiotic yogurt or cabbage into Sauerkraut.
Milk has lactose. Lactose is a sugar and the only time an animal, in our case, a cat is exposed to lactose when still a baby and the kitten’s mum weans him/her. Being able to digest the milk sugar lactose the kitten’s digestive system needs the enzyme lactase. At birth the little furry feline still possessed the enzyme being able to drink the mother’s milk. But with growth the digestive system produces less and less of the lactase enzyme resulting in a disability to digest lactose. This makes a cat lactose intolerant.
When a lactose-intolerant cat drinks milk in combination with soy milk, the undigested lactose passes through the intestinal tract and the undigested sugars produce volatile fatty acids.
The outcome can go far beyond an upset stomach. Vomiting or even diarrhea can be the upcoming symptom.
I do not want to deep dive here since I have written an article about “can cats drink milk?", already. Read the article by clicking this link here.