Can Cats and Dogs Be Given KE?

Can cats and dogs be given kefir ?

Kefir is categorized as a “superfood” all around the world, and it’s as beneficial for our furry friends as it is for humans. You can give it to them without worry. Providing kefir daily helps regulate their intestinal flora, prevents diarrhea and constipation, and supports kidney, liver, and skin health with both preventive and healing properties. However, if your pet has a food allergy, an ongoing illness, or has recently undergone surgery, it’s best to consult your veterinarian before introducing kefir.

So, how much and how often should you feed your furry friends kefir?

To maximize the benefits, it should be consumed every day. For cats, give it to kittens in a teaspoon-sized portion according to their weight, and for adult cats, you can provide up to 1-2 tablespoons. However, remember to start with small amounts to avoid unexpected reactions like vomiting or diarrhea. You can serve it by itself or mix it with dry food if your cat refuses to eat it alone. But keep in mind that mixing it with dry food will shorten its shelf life. If it’s not consumed within 1 hour, remove it from your cat’s presence and wash the dish.

For dogs, you can estimate 2-3 tablespoons for every 10 kg of body weight. Just like with cats, you can offer it by itself or mix it with their food. However, it’s important to emphasize again that trying small amounts first and consulting a veterinarian in case of allergies or health issues is advisable.


If your pet vomits after consuming kefir, do not feed them for 4-6 hours. Contact your veterinarian for advice. If your pet experiences diarrhea after consuming kefir, stop giving it and reduce their regular food intake by half to slow down their bowel movements. If diarrhea doesn’t improve within 24 hours, consult your veterinarian.


Lastly, if your pet refuses to consume kefir, you can try a different brand. However, do not give them flavored or fruity versions. The kefir you provide should be at room temperature and always fresh.



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