It's Been a Long Year—Your Kitty Deserves Some Cat Wine
Do you love drinking wine? Well, we've got some good news for you—your feline friend can now join you on cloud wine, too!
Cat wine was created in 2015 and has been every wine-loving pet parent's dream come true. The lickable, non-alcoholic treat that only appears as wine is actually made of 100-percent cat-safe, natural ingredients.
Is Cat Wine Safe for Cats?
"Cat wine is safe for cats to ingest as it is usually made with beet juice, catnip, and natural preservatives," Travis McDermott, DVM of Durango Animal Hospital, tells Daily Paws. Cat wine is made with catnip, so if your cat doesn't respond well to the herb, hold off on the cat wine.
Even if your cat responds well to cat wine, that doesn't mean they need to have large amounts of it daily.
"As with any treat, it should be enjoyed with moderation, but in small amounts can be given to your cat daily," McDermott tells Daily Paws.
Will Cat Wine Make My Cat Drunk?
Cat wine can make it seem like your kitty companion is drunk. But again, that's not because there's actually any alcohol—it's all thanks to the catnip.
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When we think of catnip, our first thought is likely of the green herb that seems to suddenly turn our cats into parkour athletes who've just downed an energy drink. With cat wine, the catnip herb's oils are extracted and blended with water and vitamins, making it a cat-safe treat that might seem like he's had a sip of the real stuff.
Your cat's reaction to cat wine can depend on whether he ingests it or not, according to PetWineShop's website. If ingested, it will act as a mild sedative, ultimately having the same effects as sleepy time tea. If not ingested (your cat just gives the wine a sniff instead of tasting it), it'll have similar effects as regular catnip—increased playfulness, hyperactivity, etc.
Since it's wine-o-clock somewhere, we've rounded up our favorite cat wine products pawfect for your furry bestie. So, grab yourself a glass and prepare to enjoy some fine wine with your furry BFF.