I heard that sweet foods like sugar and other sweet things are not safe for dogs.

Are sugary and sweet foods not good for cats too?

There was a wild baby cat whom I saw today, her mother just died today. I gave the kitten my milk which had some sugar in it. Is it safe to give her milk with sugar in the future?

Please notice, that I although have mentioned sugar in milk, but I mean all kinds of sweet foods.

EDIT: It was Dairy milk

Also what home based food is safe for cat if Dairy milk isn't?

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Sugar is perfectly fine for cats, though not as a primary source of energy since it lacks everything else the cat needs except the raw energy.

However, some artificial sweeteners are considered toxic for cats. Dairy is also considered non-safe if it is not made explicitly for cats since they can not break it down properly. While kittens still have the required enzymes and gut bacteria to break down cat milk, dairy from cattle or other human friendly animals tends to be different in composition in important ways.

I do not believe you've done any permanent damage, though, since milk mostly seem to just cause some diarrhea and possible mild dehydration, which the cat should recover from given the right nutrients and access to water.

If you want to help this cat you should call a cat rescue organisation or wildlife rescue, depending on whether this is a feral house cat, or a wild cat breed. If there are none in your area and you want to help you should do some research and maybe contact a remote rescue for help finding a suitable diet for the cat in question.


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