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Can cats taste sweets?

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  1. admin

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    Cats can't taste sweet or sugary foods due to a faulty sweet receptor gene.Scientists believe this is related to the cat's diet being naturally high in protein, though it is unclear whether it is the cause.




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  2. Mug-ys mumma

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    Wow! I didn't know that!! How come Mug-Y goes mad when you eat chocolate then?? Is it the cocoa smell?? :Dizzy:

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    Mugs- that's what i was thinking! Whenever i'm eating a nutrigrain bar, pop tart, and chocolate! i would have totally thought they had a sweet tooth! humm.. maybe it is the smell :)
     
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    I dunno....last night I walked away from the table for a minute and found Qwerty going at the icing on my cucpake. I know it's not good for him, so I obviously stopped him, but he was quite happy :p