Can you give kittens soy milk or almond milk? Because kittens have such sensitive stomachs, it is important not to feed kittens other milks such as soy milk, almond milk, or other nut milks.
Despite all the cute pictures of kittens drinking milk from a saucer, kittens should only drink their mother’s milk. “Some kittens (and adult cats) are lactose intolerant and will become ill when fed cow’s milk and other dairy products,” says Drew Weigner, DVM, board-certified cat specialist.
DEAR SANDI: Nothing in milk — cow, almond, or soy milk — is deadly or toxic to cats, but cats don’t produce much of the enzyme lactase, which is necessary for healthy digestion of milk is. As a result, they get stomach pains. Although almond and soy milk do not contain milk, they can cause an upset stomach in most cats.
Small amounts of coconut and coconut-based products should not cause serious harm to pets. However, the pulp and milk of fresh coconuts contain oils that can cause diarrhea, loose stools, and stomach upset. Due to the high potassium content in coconut water, pets should also not consume it.
Homemade Milk Replacer for Kittens1 • 6 tablespoons (90ml) condensed milk • 6 tablespoons (90ml) water • 1/2 cup (120ml) plain yogurt (not low fat) • 3 large or 4 small Mix egg yolks evenly and heat to 95-100°F. + Keep in the fridge between uses.
Kittens from the age of six weeks should eat dry kitten food mixed with wet food. You can start by separating wet and dry food, but do this gradually so the kittens don’t get digestive problems.
Kittens under 4 weeks old cannot eat solid food, whether dry or canned. They can drink their mother’s milk to get the nutrients they need. The kitten will rely on you to survive when its mother is not around. You can give your newborn kitten a formula called a Kitten Milk Replacement.