my cats love fatty things...why?
April 10, 2014 6:51 PM Subscribe
I have two 10 year old, part Maine Coon cats(pic of Leo
) who love fatty things and I'm wondering if it's a deficiency in their diet?
posted by fromageball to Pets & Animals (14 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
If I take butter out of the fridge, Leo can hear the wrapper from anywhere and immediately comes running over and basically throws himself at the counter, putting his paws on the ledge and and batting at the butter. He bats at it and then licks his paws. He gets so excited that I've had puncture wounds on my feet from his claws if he steps on me. Then for breakfast most days I have peanut butter toast and I practically have to fight him off. Sometimes if I keep him away he will still paw the air in the direction of my PB bread and then lick his paws.
Edible items aside, he loves to lick my soap for some reason. Right now I have olive oil soap so that kind of makes sense, but I sometimes use the south of france bars as well and he likes those too. Sometimes he just runs into the bathroom and goes in the tub to lick the soap.
My other cat, Kermit(sorry no pic immediately available) enjoys the butter and peanut butter but doesn't go nuts like Leo, but his thing is jojoba oil. I use it to take off my makeup - I tissue it off and throw the tissue in the trash. He used to dig through the bathroom trash every time I did that, and I've noticed that he will join me in the bathroom when I'm removing my makeup, obviously hoping that I will carelessly toss the tissue in the bathroom trash for him to pounce on.
What is the deal with this? I feed them both wet and dry food - Wellness wet food(a few varieties) and Blue Buffalo Wilderness dry food.
Are they not getting enough fat or something? Should I add something to their food?