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Can puppies drink cows' milk?

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According to the ASPCA, puppies should not drink cows' milk. Ashfield House Veterinary Hospital indicates that dogs are not able to digest lactose, a sugar found in milk, and this leads to diarrhea if too much is consumed. In addition, some dogs have milk allergies. Dogs should be offered water.

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Can puppies drink cows' milk?
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The ASPCA states that newborn puppies get all the nutrition they require through nursing. If a puppy is orphaned, or if a mother is unable to feed her babies, a veterinarian should be consulted. Hand-feeding puppies is a difficult process requiring the use of bottles or syringes. Only a canine milk replacement made exclusively for puppies should be used.

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