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Ive heard from a freind that has alot of cats that if a cat is given alcohol, and intakes this alohol, he will be forever under th influence. Is this true? Or was he told this so he wouldnt be tempted to give his cats the last of his moms whisky as a joke!


 

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Once a cat is intoxicated. Its intoxicated for LIFE!?
« Reply #1 on: 25/10/2007 19:46:50 »
HI Stana,

It has to be a joke !!....why should it be indefinitely inebriated ?


Your friend should NOT give his cat some alcohol.......it could become very ill !!!.....and he'd have to clean up the mess....plus....I think it'll be quite cruel !!

 

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Once a cat is intoxicated. Its intoxicated for LIFE!?
« Reply #2 on: 25/10/2007 21:14:08 »
I would suggest that any animal that does not recover from intoxication is inevitably going to have a short life (a state of intoxication is a state in which the body is not functioning normally, and unless this is reversed, you will not be able to survive - but then, I suppose if it is fatal, that might be regarded from the perspective of one's own lifespan to be regarded as being as permanent a state as you will ever get).

I don't know how well other animals tolerate alcohol (different species do react differently - their livers behave differently), but since alcohol is a natural substance, they should have some tolerance of it (although, since alcohol is a breakdown product of vegetable matter, and cats are almost exclusively carnivorous, their likelihood of naturally encountering alcohol is far less than it is for an omnivore, such as a human, or a herbivore, such as elephants, or fruit flies - both which I believe have been known to become intoxicated on decaying fruit).
 

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Once a cat is intoxicated. Its intoxicated for LIFE!?
« Reply #3 on: 25/10/2007 21:27:44 »
Cats and alcohol is not a good combination, although there has been at least on experiment done  "Neurosis and Alcohol: the induction and cure of alcoholism in cats"

you can read some of it here:

http://www.alternative-doctor.com/mind_stuff/very_human_cats.htm

this also reminds me to pose my cat question.
 

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