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My cat, Tink like most others loves milk but as cats are not able to drink cows milk due to them being intolerant to lactose I purchase special cat milk for her. One cat milk which is widely available is Whiskas which has reduced levels of lactose and can be purchased from most supermarkets and pet supply shops.
My last purchase of the Whiskas cat milk was from Pets at Home where it was priced at £2.30 for a pack of 3 x 200ml bottles.
The milk comes packaged in small white plastic bottles with a screw top cap. This allows me to be able to give Tink a little of the milk at a time and then simple replace the lid and pop it into the fridge for another day.
Tink loves this milk and I have been giving it her since I got her at 8 weeks old as the milk is suitable for kittens from 6 weeks old. As soon as Tink sees the bottle she begins to purr and heads straight to her bowl. The milk itself looks similar to cows milk but appears a little thicker and creamier in consistency.
I try and use this milk of more of a treat for Tink so will normally give her one bottle per week over 3-4 days as otherwise it can get a little expensive and I also have to be careful to maintain her weight as she is an indoor cat. Tink can have quite a sensitive stomach but she has never had a adverse reaction to this milk and most of all she really enjoys it.
Overall I would recommend and continue to purchase this cat milk as Tink loves it and although it is a little more expensive than others I have tried it is widely available.
WHAT IS IT?
This is milk for cats that is made by Whiskas.
WHY DO CATS NEED SPECIAL MILK?
This milk has had the lactulose reduced so that cats can drink it safely because the milk people drink is not good for cats.
WHAT I THINK
I buy this not very often because my cats drink water and are happy to drink that. I buy them milk for a treat and to bribe them also if I have got to give them a tablet.
I do not like the smell of this milk and when you have opened it the lid does not keep the smell in the bottle. I will not keep it in my fridge because it makes everything smell like cat milk and it goes off very fast once it has been opened so I buy only the 200ml bottles and share it around my 3 cats. It is better for me to throw away what they do not drink from their bowls than to try to store part of a bottle of milk.
My cats all like the taste but one of them drinks only a little from his share of the bottle and he drinks slowly so I think he is not so pleased with the taste. It looks very creamy and my other cats drink a lot before they have had enough, I did not allow my one cat to drink it when she was recovering from a stomach operation that left her sick because I think it would be too rich.
It makes my cats dishes feel greasy to touch when I am washing them up and I have to take extra care to remove every trace.
My cat milk is three bottles that are each 200ml in a pack and that costs £2.20. I think that is value because my cats enjoy it very much but the smell is sickening to me.
4 Dooyoo Stars.
I am now the proud owner of a eight week old kitten called 'Casper'. My best mate bred him and he is the image of his Daddy 'Splodge', I have written reviews on his Dad in the past.
We believe 'Casper' and his litter mates where born a little premature ( we have no proof);hence why I purchased his cat milk with the intentions of building him up and to give him all the vitamins and minerals he needs.
Comes in a pink cardboard box that has a picture of a cat at the top and the box being pink in colour. There is also a picture of milk being poured into a bowl.
Each bottle contains 200 ml of milk or 600ml for the three.
It informs us that it is low in lactose, contains calcium and vitamins, it contains milk and milk derivatives and derivatives of vegetable origin. for your cats daily needs.
The milk is suitable for cats from six weeks and right through adulthood. Each bottle is plastic with a pink top on it. You simply shake well before each use unscrew the top and you will find a pink foil seal, simply un peel it and you will be able to pour the milk.
Each bottle of milk contains four servings, being good value for money. The milk looks like evaporated milk that you get in a tin. It smells awful like gone off cheese, however they do say animals like foal smelling things!
One bottle can be stored in the fridge for four days once opened.
I have noticed that once I give him his milk it goes off after a couple of hours and I have to disguard of what he hasn't finished in his dish. However the rest of the milk stays fresh for four days as it states on the packaging.
Casper likes the milk, he doesn't finish it all in one sitting yet as he is only eight weeks old. I tend to give him the milk after his meals as if I don't he doesn't eat his food as he is obviously full from drinking milk. I have a had Casper a week now and have noticed his coat and vitality has improved since having this milk.
Always make sure water is still available to your pet/pets as this is classed as a complementary food stuff and not a drink. I do believe that £2.50 is rather a lot for the size of the bottles that is what I paid. I have however noticed they are selling this for 69 pence a bottle in my local B and M store, if any of you are interested in that information.
More informations can be found on their website:
They also have a customer care line: 0800 0648484. for general enquirers or advice on this product.
I would definitely recommend this product, the only issue I have is like I said earlier is it going off quick so just give your pet what you think it will consume straight away.
Available from all good super markets and pet shops for around £2.50 for the three bottle multi pack.
Recently a friend rescued a kitten who was only weeks old and there was no sign of it's mother. As my friend had to work, I offered to take the kitten overnight until we could contact a rescue service or shelter.
I contacted another friend who works with animals who told me that you should never give a kitten cows milk - which would have been the first thing I tried - as kittens are lactose intolerant, cows milk can be dangerous and in some cases fatal.
As my local Tesco was the only place open at that time of night she told me to get this cat milk, mix in a little warm water and feed it overnight.
That was almost 3 weeks ago and she's our new pet, the kitten will still not eat food (just lick jelly) so this stuff has literally been a life saver as it is just about the only thing she will drink, aside from a tiny drop of water. She is improving and growing fast and can now lap it up by herself. I was advised to keep diluting it with a small amount of water as it can be very rich for them and she sits by her dish all day, she can't get enough of it.
It is recommended for kittens over 6 weeks old, but as it was the only thing available for our kitten we had little choice and of course a mothers milk is always the best option.
For older cats this is a real creamy treat, each 200ml bottle contains 4 servings. The bottle is cream with a purple foil covering, purple plastic lid and the whiskas logo on the bottle.
When opened, it should be kept in the fridge for up to 4 days.
It has calcium, vitamins and is low in lactose, so it's good for your kitty as well as being a tasty treat. It was developed by vets and nutritionists so you can be assured that it is good for your cat.
The bottles I bought a couple of days ago are dated 11/13, so they keep for months which is good if you saw them on offer and wanted to stock up.
One bottle costs 99p, or better value is the 3 pack for £2.29. As this is a treat in most cases, I don't think it is too expensive and will put a smile on your cats face.
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Before I rehomed a cat I used to have a snigger at cat milk thinking that pampered puss should lap at a saucer of semi skimmed and quit with the airs and graces. Now I know that the lactose level in cow milk is too high for cats. In cat milk, this level is reduced to make the product more digestible. Lactose can make some cats sick and, in my cats case, she started to lose fur on her tummy.
So, many owners choose a cat milk to avoid the problems of lactose but why give any milk at all? In many cases cats like the taste but often owners are concerned about the cat drinking sufficient quantities of liquid. My cat will drink water. However, when the vet advised a weight loss, dry food diet I wanted to make sure she had sufficient fluids. She loves milk. She loves (any) cat milk so she is quite happy to drink a bowl of cat milk every day with her biscuits. She is also happy to take the milk diluted down with water. This way I know she is hydrated and the milk goes further. Just to be cłear, diluting is just something I found helps with a very hungry cat, it's not a manufacturers recommendation.
There are several cat milks on the market. The cheaper ones come in tetra packs. Whiskas and bob Martin come in a plastic screw top bottle. My cat likes them all however, the advantage to Whiskas is that, as there are several portions in a pack, the bottle is resealable. Like sterilised cows milk, once open it needs to be stored in the fridge so the sturdy bottle is useful to avoid sticky drips and wastage. I find the tetra packs, in comparison, are hard to open, spill when you cut them and leak in the fridge. I do keep the bottles to reuse by decanting a tetra pack in to it but they can get a bit smelly as they are hard to wash out.
Whiskas cat milk looks different to the cheaper brands. When you pour it out it appears thicker and more yellow suggesting more cream. My puss doesn't wait long enough to appreciate the aesthetics. She appears to love them all equally. She will always clear her bowl.
Since stopping the cows milk her fur has all come back so we'll be sticking with cat milk in general and switching between Whiskas and other brands.
I bought Whiskas cat milk when I was struggling to get my cats to drink when I had rehomed them. With Whiskas being a trusted and well-known brand, this milk was the first one I chose. Somehow it caught my eye immediately I started to look for cat milk, and I guess that's because it's packaging is distinctive and in keeping with Whiskas cat food.
It was slightly the most expensive of the options available, but at that time I was really worried about my girls not drinking anything so the cost was secondary to choosing this product because I assumed Whiskas would be the best I could offer them - again, based on my perception and the reputation of the brand.
I also liked the way it was packaged - a miniature plastic bottle with a substantial screw top lid, which looked easy to use. This was definitely the case. Under the cap is a silver freshness seal, which peeled easily away and left a pouring opening of a couple of centimetres across, so really easy to pour into their bowls. The plastic is really sturdy and so there's no problem with a flimsy bottle being knocked over or anything like that. It's also only about 7cm in height, so it fit on a shelf in the fridge once opened. The bottle and cap are fully recyclable.
I was surprised to see the milk when it came from the bottle, though - it was creamy in both colour and texture. One of my cats simply loved it, it was gone in a flash, but the other wasn't impressed at all. Still not having mastered the art of chatting with my cats, I can't say or even imagine why this was. ... All cats like cream, don't they??! The milk is formulated by Whiskas to be safe for them to drink (ie with the relevant lactose removed) as well as being well-stocked with the vitamins and goodness that the cats need. Again, just as you would expect from this trusted brand.
However, due to the fact I only had a 50% success rate from the girls with this milk I then started to try other brands. Reading the packaging, and trying the milk, the results were largely the same .... What I mean is, the other brands also had the same vitamins and minerals, and had a similar consistency and presumably a similar flavour judging by the identical reception from my cats - the same cat loved them, the other wouldn't touch them.
The big difference to be aware of though was that in the other brands that I tried - Asda and Morrisons, although they were only a few pence cheaper per carton, (your on-the-spot weighing up says to you "Whiskas is worth a few more pence"...) the own brand cartons contained 250ml whereas the Whiskas one is 200ml. This is something I didn't realise or spot until later, and when I would potentially have been feeding two cats with this for hopefully years to come, it would have made a big difference.
So my conclusion from this product was that (as is so often the case) the extra cost attributed to it is largely due to the brand and the name. When it comes to our pets we are so desperate to get it right, the known brands are always going to be our first port of call. In a way, the fact that one of mine didn't like this product did me a favour, and over the course of time, would have saved me a lot of money, because the 'own label' and other brands appear pretty much to be the same product for less cost.
PS - I did eventually score a hit for both of mine when I tried Pets at Home milk.
Every Christmas we always do our two cats a stocking each, they have a proper stocking which we then fill with treats and some of their favourite things. This year in one of the stockings we bought a bottle of Whiskas Cat Milk, we had never tried giving them cat milk so we were unsure what they would think of it so we only bought one bottle for them to share.
The Whiskas Cat Milk comes in a curved white plastic bottle which has a plastic label wrapped around the whole thing, the majority of the label is a creamy white colour and has a large purple circle in the centre of it this has a picture of the Whiskas cat in the centre of it above the Whiskas logo and name. Right at the top of the bottle is the words cat milk written in blue with a couple of facts about the milk written just underneath. The back and the sides of the bottle contains product information all written in purple, this includes facts about the milk, feeding instructions, composition, analytical constituents and additives, the information is detailed and to the point. The bottle has a purple plastic screw lid on top of it and when you first open the bottle there is a foil covered of the bottle opening ensuring its freshness.
When I poured a small amount of the Whiskas Cat Milk onto a plate it looked very similar to regular milk, it had a slightly creamier colour to it compared to regular milk, however it was of the same consistency and to be honest smelt very similar too.
This particular milk is made with significantly less lactose in it compared to milk that we drink, it has been developed by top nutritionalists and vets so that it contains less than 0.2% lactose. Whilst the Whiskas Cat Milk contains less lactose is also contains calcium and vitamins so that it is full of goodness for your cat. Whiskas Cat Milk is a complementary cat food designed to be given along side their regular food and is suitable for cats and kittens from 6 weeks old.
This information appears on the back of the bottle and states that there are above 4 servings of milk in each bottle, once the bottle has been opened it should be kept in the fridge and used within 4 days, you should always shake well before each use. The feeding guidelines do not give you exact amounts to give your cat but obviously roughly one quarter is a serving. Personally after using the bottle of milk I would say that there are more than 4 servings per bottle, a quarter of the bottle when poured onto a plate or into a bowl is quite a lot for one cat and I found that Layla and Daisy didn't manage this amount in one go meaning I got more servings out of a bottle.
The Whiskas Cat Milk is made up of milk and milk derivatives, also derivatives of vegetable origin and various sugars. This section is separate to the ingredients which gives you the ingredients of the milk individually, this section just gives you an idea of what components make up the cat milk.
Price and Availability
We purchased our 200ml bottle of Whiskas Cat Milk from Tesco and it cost just 99p which personally I think is good value for money. You can also buy this product in a pack of 3 for £2.32 in Tesco, however we bought just one bottle in case our girls didn't like it. This product is also available from various other supermarkets as well as most pet shops, the price from what I have seen is roughly the same in other shops but it can vary a little depending on where you purchase it from.
As I have mentioned when we first purchased the bottle of Whiskas Cat Milk we were unsure as to whether Layla and Daisy would like it as anyone with a cat knows how fussy they can be.
When we first gave them the milk our eldest cat Daisy wasn't too keen on it but the younger one Layla loved it and drank the lot. I was pleased that one of them liked it, however my only criticism is that a bottle is quite a lot for one cat to drink within 4 days, personally I think that there are more than 4 servings in each bottle and we did actually end up wasting a little bit of it as Layla did not quite manage the whole bottle within the 4 days.
Overall I was pleased with the cat milk, it meant Layla could have a treat and have a drink of milk without having to think about whether regular milk was going upset her tummy. The product is reasonably priced and you do get a lot for your money. I can give this to my cat and know that it is good for her, so personally I would recommend this product and would definitely buy it again in the future.
When Duke was a baby kitten I didn't really have any intention of getting him any milk. I thought I may offer him some once or twice a week as a treat but it certainly wasn't something that was top of my list. However it was soon clear that Duke was no ordinary kitten and he was suffering with both urinary tract problems and stomach problems. One of the things I felt may help Duke was an increase in fluids so this is why we began to buy cat milk. Initially we bought the Toplife kitten milk but as one time we were unable to get this we picked up this Whiskas milk instead. We got it on special offer from Pets at Home where 6 bottles (2 packs of 3) cost £3 but usually a pack of 3 retails at over the £2 mark, usually somewhere around £2.50. To compare, each bottle is 200ml so you are getting 600ml for £2.50. Toplife comes in cartons which can be bought individually for just under 70p for 200ml so this is the cheaper option.
==What is cats milk?==
Cats milk is quite simply milk produced especially for kittens and cats. It is cows milk but it has a reduced amount of lactose present which is better for cats because many cats are actually lactose intolerant and therefore regular milk that we drink can cause tummy upsets. I think I read somewhere around 75% of cats struggle to digest lactose but normal milk is not particularly good for any cat so even if they seem to digest it well then it is best not to offer it to them.
==Whiskas Cat Milk==
The milk comes in a small plastic bottle which is predominantly in the well known Whiskas purple colour with the gorgeous grey tabby on the front. It is described as a complementary cat food for those over 6 weeks - I had actually avoided buying this for Duke as a kitten because there was no mention on the front of the bottle of kittens so I assumed that it was designed for older cats but it is fine for all from the age of 6 weeks. Of course, up until (and hopefully beyond) this point kittens should still be being fed from their mother.
The milk has a screw cap and the bottle is then kept fresh with purple foil over the top. This is easy to remove and you can then pour the milk for the cat. I was surprised by this milk as it is quite a bit thicker than the Top Life brand and it is also more creamy in colour. It has a consistency similar to that of cream.
==Feeding the milk==
Initially I offered this to Duke warm because he seemed to prefer it warmer. However he had a couple of laps and then walked away. This was no surprise with Duke so I persevered, even trying to feed him it with a syringe and offering it at room temperature but he definitely wasn't keen. In the end I actually gave up trying with this milk as he wasn't drinking it and he did seem to be drinking more water.
Of course we have now welcomed Daisy to the fold. Since getting her a couple of months ago I haven't seen her drink water once! I know many cats don't drink water because often if they are fed wet food they get all the moisture they need from this but because of all of Dukes problems I was a bit over cautious when it came to Daisy's health. Again, I tried her with this milk warm initially and then cold. Daisy will sometimes drink this but more often than not she won't bother. This shows a difference with the current milk we have open which is actually Morrisons own brand and the pair definitely seem to prefer this over the Whiskas milk. I occasionally feed Daisy the milk through a syringe just to ensure her fluid levels are high and I did this last night but Duke came running towards the syringe wanting his share which I am quite sure he wouldn't have if it was the Whiskas milk.
Whiskas is probably the most readily available cat milk but it is also expensive compared to other brands. My two will drink this but would rather not to be honest and they definitely seem to prefer the thinner, less creamy brands. However, I would recommend this milk if you have a cat whose not eating or who needs to put on weight because if they like it then this will really help. We have used up 5 of our 6 bottles but we only offer it once or twice a week as a treat but I think I will opt for the thinner consistency milks in the future simply because this is what my two seem to prefer.
A good addition to a cats diet if concerned about them being underweight or not getting enough fluids. It is fattening so it is important to remember this when feeding the milk and it is probably best to space a bottle out over a week or so (the bottle says it will stay fresh for 3 days if refrigerated but I find it stays fresh for longer) to ensure your cat doesn't end up with too much fat.
Personally we prefer other brands in our house but it will depend on the individual cat what will go down well so I would recommend trying it if it is something that your cat would benefit from.
Whiskas Cat Milk
Our ancient and decrepit cats began to look even more scraggy than she had been looking and so I thought I better try and get her a bit fattened up. She has always been very talkative and wakes us each morning with a chorus that can last hours but now she is deaf this 'singing; can go on all day long. As soon as she sees me it starts and she follows me everywhere I go in the house. Up till this year hse has looked quite sprightly but not only has she lost weight but she has undergone a personality transplant and she has gone from a cat that never stole anything to one who will jump on the kitchen side as soon as you look slightly away. She has jumped on the table and stolen my cereal while I walked across to get my cup of tea.
Apart from her stealing she has also developed other less desirable habits such as refusing to go out for her toilet so that we have to have a cat litter tray inside despite living in the country with ample toileting opportunity. If there isn't one she just uses the floor where she thinks it should be.
Despite this she is a very special cat and so I now spoil her ybuying Felix, Sheba and other stupidly expensive cat food and also this cat milk. This means I have to keep her stuff away from the others who only get Purina or Iams dry food and can't understand why ancient and grumpy cat gets this special treatment.
Why not just give her ordinary milk. Well the main reason is selfish in that when she has ordinary milk, even diluted in order that she is getting enough liquid, she gets the squits and as I am the one who has to clean it up I feel that paying extra for tiny amounts of this is worth it if I don't have to suffer the results of her drinking human milk in the litter tray.
The cost of this milk from Tesco was 90p for one tiny bottle of you can buy a pack of three for £2.25 which is a bit cheaper. The bottles are mall and each has only 200ml in it but as I only give her a small amount the three pack lasts a week. If you buy the single bottle then it comes as it with a foil seal on the top and an outer screw top lid . If you buy the three pack you get a cardboard outer, which is fully recyclable, holding the three bottles which are the same as the single one. The bottles are plastic and recyclable through your usual plastics recycling scheme once washed out.
The bottle are UHT treated so until they are opened they can be kept in a cupboard but once opened they must be refrigerated and used within four days which is not a problem for us. They say that a bottle has four 'servings' but I sometimes dilute ours and give her a little more often as she goes mad for it.
What is cat milk? Do they sit and milk cats? No, this is a mixture created to suit cats from cow's milk with added vitamins and other extra protein and 'inorganiuc matter' which I have no idea what but I believe it is for fibre/roughage. They reduce the lactose in the milk to less than 2% so that it is more digestible and better for cats and add more calcium and whatever they do seems to work as our cat goes mad for it. The other two do as well if they ever get a chance to get near it.
I have never been one to byuy special food and milk for our cats as they have always been moggies and eat what they are given but as our poor old lady gets older and more fragile I feel I have to do something. Her sister from the same litter died a couple of years back and suffered from diabetes which I think this one has too but I am not getting into injections I am afraid . She is very happy at the moment and spends her life attached to me either eating or sleeping and as far as I am concerned I want her to die of old age and naturally not having her life prolonged through drugs.
So I will continue to buy this cat milk as she loves it and it makes her happy and is good for her. At this stage in her life I just want her to enjoy her food and be comfortable so if this means buying cat milk and silly little tins of expensive cat food then this is how it will be.
The milk itself is pretty thick, about the consistency of evapourated tinned milk and also looks pretty similar too. It doesn't have any strong smell and sorry but I am not going to taste it even for the purpose of this review. Surfice to say the cats thinks it is yummy and sticks her head in the way of me pouring it out with the result that it sometimes ends up on her head or the floor as she butts me while pouring!
My son in Canada is coming back home for Christmas and keeps saying that I must keep her alive till he sees her again as he loves her. She has a very unique character and is almost human in the way she communicates with us so hopefully the milk and expensive cat food will do the trick and keep her going.
The milk mixture has been created by cat nutritionalists and vets to be suitable for cats and be good for them which normal human milk is not really. It has extra vitamins and minerals too to help balance any diet that may be lacking.
All in all I would recommend this milk for cat owners to give their pets if the cat is needing extra but not for young healthy cats as it is not necessary except as a treat occasionally may be but water is much better for them when young and healthy.
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I love animals and my pets are hugely important to me. As well as my old family cat Bob who is now the grand old age of 16 and a half, I also added an adorable stray kitten to my brood at the end of last year. The kitties are now running the house and demand a lot of attention! As well as buying their usual food for meals I like to keep stocked up on treats, and I thought it would be nice to spoil them with this Whiskas Cat Milk. It is available in most pet shops and lots of other high street shops and supermarkets. The Cat Milk can be purchased individually, or it also comes in a multi-pack of 3.
Product description: "Complementary pet food for cats and kittens over 6 weeks old.
Whiskas Cat Milk is specially made with reduced lactose so that it is good for cats. Unlike regular milk it has been specially developed by top nutritionists and veterinarians to contain less than 0.2% lactose."
Feeding instructions: Each bottle contains 4 servings. After opening please keep refrigerated and use within 4 days of opening. Shake well before use.
This Cat Milk comes in a plastic bottle containing a 200ml amount. It has a sealed foil cap underneath the lid to keep it fresh. The plastic is white coloured so you can't really see how much is left unless you peer inside the neck of the bottle. The milk seems quite thick and goopy compared to ordinary milk, and it has a rich creamy colour. The recommended amount of 50ml per serving seems like quite a large amount, and I usually give this much for my two kitties to share, and this is plenty for the both of them. I provide this milk as an extra treat in addition to their usual drinking water, and it is not intended as a replacement for water so I limit the amount they have.
The reason for specifically buying cat milk rather than just giving them the usual cow milk, is that cats cannot tolerate the levels of lactose in cow milk and it can make them have stomach upsets and diarrhoea. This is obviously something that you would want to avoid inflicting upon your pets, so Whiskas have made this Cat Milk with a reduced lactose content. I have been giving this to my cats occasionally over the past few months and they have never been poorly after consuming it, so I'm happy that it is suitable for their delicate stomachs. As an extra bonus it also contains calcium and vitamins which helps to supplement their diet.
My cats seem to really enjoy their cat milk, and I imagine it makes a nice change from the usual sort of treats that I give them which are usually dry cat biscuit type snacks or scraps of fish from my dinner. New girl Esmerelda is particularly adorable, as she quickly learned to recognise the bottle and will start mewing for her milk as soon as she sees it come out of the fridge. She'll then follow me around as I put it into a little bowl for them to drink out of, and usually she rushes straight in and gets the first go at it. Occasionally she is a contrary little madam and will do the whole pre-milk ritual including rubbing up for a tickle behind the ears, and then as soon as I put the milk down she'll just run off and ignore it, then come back to it later on when she has decided she's ready for it. Old man Bob prefers to play it cool and doesn't bother with any of the fussing around, instead he will wait patiently until the milk is put down and he'll then go and have his fill. A little is usually enough to satisfy them both, and as I said before they are always happy with the smaller amount that I provide, 50mls is way more than they could manage in just one serving. It's always nice for me to find something that both of my cats enjoy, as this means I can just buy the one product rather than having to get separate things for each of them. They both like their Whiskas Cat Milk and as well as adding a bit of variety to their diet it also gives them some extra vitamins and calcium.
Overall I am very happy with this Whiskas Cat Milk as my pets enjoy it and it's a good quality product. There are cheaper alternatives available but I don't mind paying the extra every now and again as I save this for a treat anyway and give smaller servings than are recommended. I would recommend this product to other cat owners and will definitely buy it again.
I have mentioned in some of my previous reviews that I have a very old cat at home with me, who unfortunately has several health conditions, one of which is chronic renal failure. As there is unfortunately no cure for this condition, we are more than aware that it is really only a matter of time before her condition worsens to the point of us not being able to control it with diet or medication.
For these reasons, I tend to spoil my old girl thoroughly whenever possible, in a bid to make whatever time she has left as enjoyable for her as possible. One of the horrible symptoms of her various health problems is a loss of appetite and so for this reason I tend to buy a variety of foodstuffs and snack items, with the thinking behind my doing so being, that if I can get her to eat or drink SOMETHING, it is of course better than nothing. Her weight has been on the low side for the past several months as a result of her continued loss of appetite, and so I have been making even more of an effort to try and tempt her appetite recently.
One item that I had not tried her with for quite some time was the "Cat Milk" from the "Whiskas" brand, which is a well-known brand which manufactures assorted cat food and snacks. I bought the little plastic bottle of Whiskas Cat Milk in my local branch of Tesco recently, and paid 79 pence for the bottle, which is 200ml in size. I believe there was also a triple pack of the bottles on sale within the supermarket, which would have worked out to be a slightly more economical purchase, but I opted to buy only one bottle at the time, as I wasn't sure if my old girl would like the milk.
Storage instructions for the Whiskas Cat Milk are pretty simple and straightforward; the bottle should be kept in the fridge once it has been opened, and any unused milk should be discarded after four days of opening the bottle. In other words, it should be pretty much treated as normal milk would be. (Except when it comes to adding it to your cornflakes or morning coffee, of course..!!)
The milk itself is slightly thick in its consistency, well at least it looks to me to be slightly thicker than 'real' milk. The colour too is different from the usual brilliant white colour that I am used to associating with milk. Instead, the colour of the Whiskas Cat Milk is a sort of pale yellow, and with the combination of this colour and the slightly thick, sort of 'gloopy' texture the Cat Milk actually looks to me like a sort of cream rather than milk.
When pouring a little of the milk into my girl's bowl, I don't notice any sort of smell or aroma coming from the Cat Milk. I think that it looks rather unappetising, but as I am not the intended recipient of the drink, this obviously doesn't matter too much.
My feline companion seems to like it well enough, and any time that I have offered her a little of the creamy liquid she has lapped it up. I wouldn't go so far as to say she loves or adores it, but it seems to be appetising enough for her to drink a little of it now and then. And to be quite honest, that's a good enough reason for me to make this purchase again. I feel that even if she manages to drink a little of the liquid, she is showing us (much longed-for) signs of (very slight) improvement, and not only that, but she is getting some much-needed calories into her diet.
There are further reassurances that the Whiskas Cat Milk is beneficial to my girl's diet, which are proudly printed on the reverse of the bottle's label. For starters, it has much less lactose contained in it than regular milk has. Lactose is not toxic or harmful to cats, but some cats can be lactose intolerant and too much regular milk may upset the delicate feline stomach.
Furthermore, there has been vitamins and calcium added to the formula of the Whiskas Cat Milk, so it is nutritionally beneficial for my cat to have it added to her diet. I know that obviously her drinking this Cat Milk product is not going to be any sort of miracle cure or anything of the sort, but I do feel that it can't do her any harm to have some nutrients and vitamins added to her diet.
Overall, I am happy to buy the Whiskas Cat Milk for my old cat and will continue to buy it now and again as a little addition to her everyday diet, as she seems to enjoy the taste of it and I think she is getting a few little vitamins and calcium that may otherwise be omitted from her diet.
The Whiskas Cat Milk can be bought in larger supermarkets such as branches of Tesco and Asda, where you can expect to pay up to 90 pence for the 200ml bottle. It can also be purchased in good pet shops.
Our cat Champ loves her milk (especially cream and full fat) but as she is getting a bit older we are finding it isn't agreeing with her as much any more and it is sometimes giving her the runs. The vet says she cannot digest it properly and has recommended the alternative - Whiskas Cat Milk.
This stuff comes in a small pastic bottle (or you can also buy it in cartons) for just over one pound. You can get it from most supermarkets and pet shops and it is very widley available.
Each little bottle will give her two or maybe three servings, depending on how thirsty she is. It is the same consistency as ordinary milk though I think it looks a bit more grey. It smells fine and Champ really loves it - she tucks in each time then when she is finished she goes off to lick her face and paws.
We know it is good for her as it is full of vitamins and added nutrients and we know it is kinder to her tummy and does not give her the runs like ordinary milk does.
You can stores it in the fridge between servings and although it seems like a lot of money it isn't really as we do not give it to her every day.
Great product and really recommended.
Review also on Ciao as sorehead
On getting back from holiday, me and the other half went to collect our newest addition to the family, a very lovable, cute little black kitten called Bruno.....following this we decided that we both needed to stay home on Friday night rather than toodle off to the pub, so I was dispatched off to Sainsburys to buy some supplies for staying in!
Well, I was walking around Sainsburys, collecting a nice bottle of red, a few cans of lager and I decided it just wasn't fair to leave poor old Bruno out of Friday night drinks so I went off in search of a treat for him and stumbled across this Cat Milk and figured that seeing as we were drinking so could he!
**How much for a pint?!**
OK so the Cat Milk does not come in a pint sized bottle, more like a 200ml bottle, but still, you don't go the pub and order 200ml of beer! Anyway I digress....
As Bruno is a new addition, and we were still getting used to each other and to the food we think he should eat and what he thinks he should eat, I didn't purchase the multipack of milk as I wasn't sure how he would take to it, the bottles are available to purchase singularly, though at the hefty price of 85p (correct Sept '11 for a Sainsburys in Central London!) which would make me inclined to only ever buy this as a treat, especially as you only get 200ml and a pint of (human) milk costs only 49p!
**Confusing packaging, how much you get and how to store**
I would just like to mention, on our way to collect Bruno, we did stop at the supermarket to see if we could buy him some milk to help him settle into his new home, we were in a rush and only saw this Cat Milk, I think this can be somewhat misleading - as we didn't have chance to read the back we simply took for face value that as a kitten we would not be able to feed this to Bruno, it wasn't until I took some time to read further (and see some of the reviews on here) that I knew the Cat Milk was suitable for kittens over 8 weeks old. I think this should be made clearer on the packagaing, although I suppose there is then a market for Whiskas (et al) to then charge a premium and make more money by having a separate kitten range for EVERY product they hold.
The packaging other than that is very well branded with the Whiskas colours and logo, no chance of mistaking this milk in the fridge for human milk (though as I have read people do drink it in their tea!). A sturdy plastic bottle, that is recyclable, with a screwtop lid which makes for easy storing and pouring!
Each bottle provides 4 servings, a find I just tip a small amount into a saucer to cover the bottom, and this will be the correct amount per serving. Prior to opening the bottle can be stored at room temperature, and generally tend to have a long shelf life, following opening the milk needs to be stored in the fridge (like human milk!) and lasts for only 4 days, which is ample if you are giving your cat (or kitten) a saucerful a day.
**Why not human milk?**
Cats are actually lactose intolerant - and so you should not give them cows milk as this can actually upset their tummies, and I for one, would not want to clear up runny cat poop! Whiskas Cat Milk is only 0.2% lactose and so is specially designed for delicate tums!
Meow....when I see Mum opening that purple lid, I go a little bit crazy winding round her legs and purring to tell her to hurry up and pour me some milk, I am not the most patient of kittys!
She EVENTUALLY puts the saucer on the floor, and the milk is a creamy, yellow colour, and I get very excited and rush over to this and lap it all up as fast as I can. After I'm done I keep asking for more but she's mean and won't give me any, I don't know why, its not like you can have too much of a good thing is it?!
As Bruno says, he loves the milk. However at 85p a bottle, this is one treat he will not be getting on a daily basis, I will keep it as just that, a treat for special occassions (or when I feel like giving him some extra affection) this will likely be kept as a once a month treat and Bruno the kitten can grow big and strong drinking water!
Having not had a cat since I was a child, I really did not have much of an idea on how to look after cats, so when I was recently given a kitten by my partner, I had to some reasearch! One of my friends was talking to me about her cats and said that it would be a good idea to get my kitten some cat milk!
I thought she was joking at first, as I was just going to give my cat some skimmed cows milk, like I had done with our family cat when I was a child, but apparently cats do now have their own milk!
The milk I bought for my kitten is made by Whiskas, and it is just called Whiskas Cat Milk. It is formulated for cats and kittens over 8 weeks old, and it is apparently a great supplement to their diet, to give them all the nutrients that they need. After reading up about this milk, it is mostly recommended for kittens to help them develop as they grow.
The milk comes in small, stubby, white plastic bottle with a purple lid. There is a small picture of a cute, gray, tabby cat on the front and instructions on the use and storage of the milk are on the back. You can buy this milk in single bottles or in 3 bottle multipack. I first bought the single bottle incase my kitten didn't like it, or incase it gave her an upset tummy. Luckily though, my kitten loves this milk, and it seems to have caused her no ill effects, so I now buy this milk in multipacks as it saves money that way.
One bottle contains 4 servings of the cat milk, but once the bottle has been opened you will need to store it in the fridge, and make sure that it either used up or thrown away 4 days after opening it. I usually serve this to my kitten from the lid, and I give her a couple of these a day, as that way she isn't having too much in one go. I always make sure I write on the bottle when I opened it, as I do not want to accidently give her some milk that is not good for her and make her ill.
This milk is low in lactose, so that it is much kinder to a cats stomach than usual cows milk, and it is also fortified with vitamins and iron to help them grow, develop and be a strong, healthy cat. This can be extra great for a cat that won't eat much, or has recently been unwell.
At a quick sniff, this smells like normal milk, but I do not think I will be testing the taste any time soon! My kitten happily laps this up, and has never turned it away, so I think it must be good tasting for cats at least. I have noticed that my kitten has a shinier coat ever since she started drinking this, and she seems to have more energy too, not that she really needed any more!
You can buy this cat milk in most supermarkets, and you will find it in the pet aisle. I get my multipack from Tesco for £1.99 or you can buy the single bottles for 79p each. I think that the multipack is a better value, and you can store the milk in the cupboard until it is opened.
I do not think that there is any bad points to this cat milk, and I will continue to buy this as long as my kitten drinks it. I recommend this product 100% and I give it a 5 out of 5 stars.
*This review is also on CIao under the username of Hailee*
Whiskas cat milk is as the name would suggest milk for cats and kittens. What makes it different from the normal cow's milk that we drink is that it has been especially developed for the delicate stomachs of your feline friend. Although it is well-known that cats love milk the lactose in cow's milk is actually difficult for them to digest and can cause them to get upset stomachs.
I actually didn't know that cow's milk is generally not recommended for cats and used to give my cat a saucer of milk on a regular basis as a treat. Although he loved it I did begin to notice that afterwards he would get an upset stomach and get diarrhoea which whilst unpleasant for him was as equally unpleasant for me being the one who has to clean his litter tray.
Obviously when I realised that the milk was causing him to get an upset stomach I stopped giving him it. I never even knew there was such a thing as cats milk so when I saw the whiskas cat milk in my local supermarket I decided to buy him it as a treat and see if his stomach was better able to tolerate it.
Apparently it contains less lactose than normal cow's milk and this means that it is better your cat. It also contains a load of vitamins and minerals to help keep your cat healthier and in optimum prime condition.
The cat milk comes in a plastic bottle that can be resealed and stored in the fridge for up to four days. You only need to keep the opened milk in the fridge and the unopened bottles can just be kept in the cupboard.
The milk looks and smells just like normal cow's milk and although I have never tasted it myself you would be hard pressed from looking at it to tell the difference.
Now Dashiel absolutely loves this milk and as soon as he sees me reaching for it he goes a little crazy and starts getting himself a little overly excited. The bottle is supposed to contain 4 servings but I find that with 4 servings they can be a little on the small side so I only get 3 servings out of a bottle. I still find this to be good value as a 200ml bottle only costs 79 pence which is a lot cheaper than some of the treats I buy him.
Whiskas cat milk is an ideal treat for your cat that won't upset his stomach and unlike a lot of treats the milk is actually nutritious and good for him.
As well as the individual bottles which I buy the milk can also be purchased in packs of 3 which at £1.99 do work out cheaper but unfortunately my supermarket doesn't carry them.