(In case today's furry foodie art didn't make it obvious, Astrid loves ice cream.)
Our Tip of the Day:As we've discussed here before, and as I'm sure most of you know, many cats are lactose intolerant. This means they have difficulty breaking down the sugar found in most dairy products. Did you know, though, that many dogs are lactose intolerant as well? Milk contains a significant amount of lactose, as does ice cream, and giving such treats to a lactose intolerant pup or kitty will likely result in intestinal symptoms such as gas or diarrhea. If your pup or kitty has an affinity for dairy, though, and you on occasion want to indulge them in a little treat of it, yogurt is often a go-to as it contains a lower amount of lactose. But did you know that some cheeses, such as cheddar, are almost completely devoid of lactose, and can therefore more safely be consumed in small amounts? Of course, always remember that human food should not be doled out to your furbaby often or in large quantities. But, should you have yourself a furbaby who is a fan of dairy, then an occasional small treat of cheddar or other similar cheese is the safest way to go, and can even be used to hide and administer pills for those cheese-loving furbabies. Of course, as always, when in doubt, ask a veterinarian!