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November 5, 2007 12:48 PM Subscribe
Book research: Will cats drink red wine?
posted by WPW to Pets & Animals (43 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I am writing a book. A pivotal point in the plot involves a well-meaning houseminder accidentally killing a cat. However, editing the scene I am suddenly assailed by doubts about whether this could happen.
My question is: If red wine is spilled on a clean kitchen floor and left there for a while, would a cat drink some of it? Would a cat drink more than a taste?
Googling around has revealed no clear answer as to whether cats will drink red wine, but I have discovered that cats do in some circumstances like alcohol, that a cat can become an alcoholic, that alcohol is very bad for cats, and that cats' preferred tipple is beer. But it must be red wine; no clear answer there. Hence, I turn to the hivemind.
I do not own a cat. I am not going to feed a cat red wine.