- Feb 6, 2020
- Sep 12, 2019
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.
taste are not felt by cats
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
And what tastes
These animals well distinguish other tastes. Besides they have special receptors identifying also additional types. Each of them is attractive differently.
- Sour. It attracts cats. For this reason they eat sour cream, kefir and other sour products with such pleasure. But the high content of acid in food leads to problems with health. Receptors by means of which cats distinguish this taste are located on all surface of language.
- Salty. Cats feel salt, but it is a little worse. Animal food contains its sufficient level. But if to add a little chloride of sodium to food, the pet will eat it willingly. And will drink then more liquid, but it is even good. The main thing not to be overzealous.
- Gorky. In language of an animal there are various receptors of recognition of bitterness therefore pets do not transfer it in food. Wild cats do not eat drop which is bitter to taste. For them it is poison. The sensitivity threshold at them is even higher, than at dogs, bears or raccoons. But owners can use this feature. Gorky it is possible to discourage a cat to gnaw furniture, wires and other undesirable objects in the house by means of special solution.
- "Minds". Along with the main cats distinguish still this taste which is also called bouillon or taste of meat. It is similar to salty therefore animals well perceive it.
- Taste of water. A cat the unique receptors defining such taste are also always on the lips. Therefore he likes to drink flowing water. In the crane it is always fresh.
- Others. Except above-mentioned basic tastes, cats are sensitive to amino acids. Most of large wild representatives of the cat family has this ability. It helps cats to define quality of meat, its freshness, fat content and other characteristics of meat products.
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.
That if the cat loves sweets
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.