Cat + Vitamins = Madman
April 10, 2010 9:08 AM Subscribe
My cat goes crazy whenever I take my vitamins. What?
posted by (Arsenio) Hall and (Warren) Oates to pets & animals (21 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
My cat is not very food motivated. He free feeds and so always has access to food. Occasionally (about once a day), I give him wet food, but he eats very slowly, and often leaves some food behind in the bowl. All that to say: the cat is not food motivated.
BUT, whenever I get out vitamins to take, the little dude goes ape. He seems most intent on the B-complex and niacin supplements that I take. He's even tried to grab my plastic pill box and run away with it. I've caught him on the high counters in our kitchen, trying with all his might to pry open the pill box and get to the sweet nectar inside.
Is this common? What's he jonesing for? Is it the scent of the things that they put in the vitamins, or is it possible that he's actually seeking out vitamins because of some sort of deficiency. Granted, I realize this is highly unlikely.
Do your cats do this? Is there a reason behind this behavior?