I suckled from my dog today: cat milk for your cuppa? | Viva!

I suckled from my dog today: cat milk for your cuppa?

Sound strange? Just think how you’d feel if your best friend told you that they suckle from their pet dog or that they drink cat milk. You walk into their house and they offer you a cuppa. You’re parched and gratefully say yes, and they bend down to their lactating dog or cat and express milk from them for your tea. Next they tell you that the puppies or kittens are taking too much of their mother’s milk so they have decided to kill the males and keep the females for future milk production. Whether or not this idea shocks you (and I hope it does), my point is that this behaviour is most definitely not natural! It would be closer to nature’s intentions if we suckled from adult women who have given birth rather than take cat milk - or the milk of a rabbit, dog, horse, cow, elephant, gorilla, tiger, hedgehog, bear, squirrel, walrus or dolphin… because at least that milk would be from a human.