Is it safe for cats to drink milk?

Cats are often depicted licking milk from saucers. But can they drink milk safely?

The popular image of cats drinking milk may have emerged in the 19th century, when cats and dogs have become popular subjects for artists. As the Industrial Revolution progressed and more and more people migrated to cities, the number of cat and dog owners increased and artists were increasingly called upon to paint charming works of animals. of company. As such, French artist Alfred-Arthur Brunel de Neuville often drew cats drinking from bowls of milk, and his work proved very popular during his lifetime, according to Rehs Galleries (opens in a new tab) At New York.