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Often domestic cats reach for chocolate, candies, ice cream, cookies, cake, etc. And owners cannot keep not to treat with this delicacy of the pets. But there is no advantage of it any.
Cats do not feel sweet taste because in their language there are no receptors necessary for this purpose. Pets will not be able to derive pleasure from sweets. They have no reaction neither to sugar, nor to substitute. The organism of a cat does not need carbohydrates.
The ability to distinguish this taste is not necessary to animals because in the environment wild cats do not eat fruit.they are perfectly capable to distinguish
These animals well distinguish other tastes. Besides they have special receptors identifying also additional types. Each of them is attractive differently.
Also animals can remember taste for a long time. Their choice of food is based on past experience. Cats quickly enough define to what consequences for an organism the consumed products can lead. Therefore if food caused food frustration, then in the future the cat will not begin to eat it. To the contrary, if the product with any taste and a smell was pleasant to the pet and did not upset a gastrointestinal tract, then next time there will be again desire to eat it. But the flavoring variety is very necessary for cats in the early childhood.
It can be explained with the fact that at any sweets there is a content of proteins, amino acids and vegetable fats which attract a cat with the taste. Therefore can seem that cats like to eat sweet. But, in fact, they just feel taste of the elements which are a part of a product. And to indulge the pet sweet it is simply useless.
Sugar is harmful to an organism of animals. It causes various diseases of digestion and also caries and diabetes. And chocolate in general can kill a cat.
Very seldom veterinarians recommend to give to drink sweet water if the cat carried some disease and its organism is weakened. But it should not be a constant but only a temporary measure.
To please the favourite, it is not obligatory to share with him sweet products. It is much better and more useful to buy in shop for animals special cat's delicacies or to independently prepare something tasty. But the best option – to feed the pet with quality sterns. And then the cat will be always healthy and happy.