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Cats who like cheese?

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Weegiemum · 05/03/2014 14:12

We have a lovely 21 week old boy, about to have his "op". He's the only totally black cat I've ever met (just boasting, really!)

His very favourite thing he loves is cheese! If one little bit falls to the ground, if you leave a sandwich unattended, if we've had macaroni cheese for tea and there are bowls - it's his!

I'm not a very experienced cat owner and wondered if this is normal or if it shows a deficiency in his diet (he's on kitten pouches and high quality biscuits as advised by our vet. I'm too Blush to ring the vet and ask if cats are supposed to eat cheese!

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Lonecatwithkitten · 05/03/2014 14:14

All cats love cheese.

tabulahrasa · 05/03/2014 14:15

Most cats are lactose intolerant so it's not massively good for them, unfortunately cats don't seem to have read that bit and go daft for it, lol.

The odd little piece is fine, but too much will probably give him an upset stomach and of course it's quite high in fat...but the odd crumb or little piece as a bribe is fine.

cozietoesie · 05/03/2014 14:53

Mine have always adored cheese although it's not something they get other than as the occasional small treat.

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cozietoesie · 05/03/2014 15:35

As a young cat, Oneago hunted, killed and dragged away a net sack of Babybel cheeses which I had, uncharacteristically, left somewhere other than a kitchen surface. He took them upstairs to the bedroom (pale fawn carpet) and demolished the lot.

I came home and went upstairs to find said pale fawn carpet completely covered with bits of red wax and a very full Oneago out for the count on the bed. It took me hours to scrape and clean the ruddy stuff off and he was in disgrace until bedtime.

Luckily he had no ill effects - but you are all warned.

ElectricalBanana · 05/03/2014 15:40

My old lady (19) likes a bit if cheese but her favourite thing is garlic ! She will chew any that gets dropped on the floor and will beg for food like tomato pasta sauce.

She also loves a good curry too

Her breath can get a bit rank....

chemenger · 05/03/2014 15:49

Nastycat loves cheese so much she will be friendly in order to get some, rather than hissing at me when I give her food which is her normal reaction. Cats also love olives, in my experience.

cozietoesie · 05/03/2014 15:49

Be careful on that one, Banana. Garlic's not good for them.


GemmaTeller · 05/03/2014 15:52

Fat old cat (18) is partial to cheese, cream, butter, pasta, inside bits of maltesers, crisps and pringles.

Boy cat is partial to everything!

Nocomet · 05/03/2014 15:56

DMIL said most cats like cheese and that, in a predominantly veggie house hold, it was the one treat they tended to get.

DSIL's cat votes with his paws, he gets so fed up of the lack of meaty titbits, he lives on the campsite down the road in summer.

issey6cats · 05/03/2014 15:56

all of mine line up when i get the cheese out of the fridge i let them have a little piece each but only about once a week as a treat, my half siamese thug will try to get to anything and everything im eating

worldgonecrazy · 05/03/2014 15:58

I use my cat to test if the fresh mozarella is okay if it's past its sell by date - if she refuses it I know it's off. My other cat doesn't like mozarella, but does like cheddar.

They both get the empty cream cheese and yoghurt containers put down for them to get the last bits out. It keeps them amused for ages.

lurkingfromhome · 05/03/2014 15:59

Blue cheese is a particular favourite in this house. He will come running as soon as a pack of stilton gets opened. Other favourites are cold soup, hummus and raw mince. Strange boy...

ChubbyKitty · 05/03/2014 16:00

It's normal really. Too much might give him tummy ache but the odd macaroni bowl or so shouldn't be so bad. My baby has just licked the plate from my pasta bake!

She also likes cake(but only when I've made it, no store bought cakes!Hmm)

GemmaTeller · 05/03/2014 16:04

Our sure fire way of getting boy cat in is to stand in the garden and crack the acrylic top off a tub of cream - he appears out of nowhere and does a comedy run round the corner on two legs to get in the kitchen first.
He has also been known to climb in the fridge and pull a ham joint out onto the kitchen floor and take a bone OFF the dog.

miaowmix · 05/03/2014 16:06

One of mine is dairy obsessed - cheese, milk, anything really. But it is so bad for them and he gets disgusting diarrhoea (sp I know) if he ever has any, so we avoid it. I have been known to buy the ridiculously expensive lactose free cat milk for him though Blush.
He is also a weirdo who turns his nose up at seafood btw!

Weegiemum · 06/03/2014 06:56

Thanks! I can see the odd little bit is going to be good for getting him to come in when he's allowed out!

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umiaisha · 06/03/2014 16:13

Ours loves cheese too.

Although she eats anything and is always on the scrounge - more like a dog actually. She is stationed under DS' highchair when he is eating, hoovering up any crumbs. I caught her eating my contact lenses the other week - thankfully daily disposables!!

BadgersRetreat · 06/03/2014 18:47

I turned round and found the kitten on the dining table nose deep in a ramekin of natural youghurt that had been destined for a curry last night

BAD kitty!

He loves a bit of cheddar too - only a bit though as i don't want to give him the squits

Wibble1999 · 07/03/2014 23:07

The great thing about cats that love cheese is you can wrap tablets up in it. So easy to dose them.

crazynanna · 07/03/2014 23:12

My girl doesn't like cheese. Or tuna.
But she lives sweet corn . And melon. Oh, and scones.

crazynanna · 07/03/2014 23:13

Likes not lives ( on twatphone)


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Catsmamma · 07/03/2014 23:18

it's when they beg for peas you have to worry. And get swipey cos you are not quick enough to share that bit of cauliflower he wants from YOUR plate....that's reuben ..idiot cat of this parish

another cat of mine used to go crazy if I bought melon...always knew it was ripe as I'd find cat bites in it. His other favourite was cabbage, raw or cooked.
another used to steal mushrooms and chase them about, "kill" them and eat them

Reuben also eats the mushrooms from the fairy rings in the garden and comes in off his trolley and lies upside down on the sofa pondering why nothing seems the right way up. He does not care for normal mushrooms at all.

And he will appear from nowhere to drink bean juice from a tin...both the tomato sauce sort and the salt water from kidney beans and the like.

Freckletoes · 07/03/2014 23:41

LOL catsmamma! We have a Reuben-type character too! He devours my baking on the cooling rack, as soon as anyone sits down to eat he is there, nose in meal! He has to be thrown out now when we eat. I have even seen him devour chopped hazelnuts!?! Haven't seen him eat lettuce yet but he has managed tomato and cucumber! Crazy beast! Grin

youbethemummylion · 07/03/2014 23:48

Our cat eats anything and everything. She licks the plates clean after a VERY spicy curry, eats raw broccoli/cauliflower/carrots, devoured all the dried mixed herbs I spilled on the floor, loves coco pops. But when we ran out of cat food we gave her dog food as emergency measures she turned her nose up at it and ate the kids toast instead!

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