Reason why cats massage you

Kittens kneading

Strictly speaking it’s not massage! There is one reason why domestic cats ‘massage’ their owner. And it is not really massaging as I am sure many of you know. The word ‘massage’ is misleading because although it looks a bit like massage it ain’t. When and how it might happen All cat owners have …

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Why can cats tolerate mother’s colostrum but cannot tolerate cow’s milk?

Kittens drinking their mother's colostrum

A lot of websites say that cats are lactose intolerant meaning that they can’t drink the milk that humans drink (some humans are lactose intolerent too, by the way). The reason is because they don’t have the enzyme lactase in order to digest lactose in milk sugar. When a cat is lactose intolerant it …

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