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Can Cats Eat Comté Cheese?

Cats are obligate carnivores, meaning their diet should primarily consist of meat

Comté cheese is a French cheese made from unpasteurized cow's milk in the Franche-Comté region. It is a hard cheese with a slightly sweet and nutty flavor, aged for at least four months but often for much longer. The aging process gives Comté cheese its distinctive taste and texture, making it a popular choice for cheese boards and cooking alike. However, despite its delicious taste and versatility in the kitchen, it may not be the best choice for your feline companion. While cats can consume dairy products, many cats are lactose intolerant, which means they lack the enzyme lactase needed to digest lactose – the sugar found in milk and dairy. Feeding your cat Comté cheese or any other dairy product in large quantities can lead to digestive issues such as diarrhea, vomiting, or gastrointestinal discomfort. In dogs, excessive consumption of Comté cheese can lead to obesity, pancreatitis, or digestive upset. It's always essential to monitor your pet's reactions to new foods and consult with your veterinarian before introducing any significant dietary changes.

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