Cheese is one of the most loved things in the culinary world: known for its development, it is available from sweet to sweet recipes, grated, sliced, and even with coconut in the famous cheesecake. But despite being on the human plate all the time, the food does not produce many benefits when it comes to feline food.
“In general, cheese and other dairy products are not recommended for cats,” said a veterinarian who specializes in felines. Fabiana Cassino. Because it is a product with a lot of fat and lactose, the expert shows that the correct food – whether in food or natural – is the best option, because it is already enriched with all the necessary elements for furry.
In addition, Fabiana recalled a study conducted by Cornell University Veterinary Medicine in the United States, which showed that most cats are, in fact, lactose intolerant. Regarding these animals, “eating cheese can cause diarrhea, vomiting, colic, gas and even allergic skin lesions and hair loss”, said the veterinarian.
If your cat shows any of the above symptoms after eating dairy products, it is probably in the intolerance category, and it is recommended that the animal be taken immediately to the veterinarian for support.
However, according to Manuela Finschera veterinarian with a doctorate in animal nutrition, while others suffer from general allergies, “tolerance varies from one animal to another, therefore, some can eat cheese, as long as it is a little”.
Although there is no sign of a pre-established area, it shows that 10% of the daily calories of furry come from snacks (whether they are cheese or not), due to excess can mean gaining weight. Manuela also suggests that, if the teacher wants to give cheese to the cat, the product should be processed as little as possible, such as cottage cheese, ricotta and mineral.
Still, as the food is not useful and has the possibility of harming the kitty, substitutes such as sachets and cookies are more suitable for feline use. Fabiana emphasizes: “If the animal is fed a balanced diet, there is no need for cheese”.