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Cat Eating Ice Cream Brain Freeze — 3 Comments

  1. Michael,

    Most of my cats enjoy a few licks of ice cream. In 50+ years of having kitties, I have never had one who had a problem with any dairy products. I never give my current *kids* large amounts of dairy stuff and they haven’t shown any problems with any. In the summer, we get an Dairy Queen Ice Cream cake to celebrate all of the kitties’ birthdays. They enjoy licking it — especially the whip cream icing! We (my son & I) generally eat the cake, but I willingly share mine with them. As long as I see no real issues with my cats and dairy products, I will continue to share them! I have never had any of my cats go through the *brain freeze* appearance. And, yes, it is just like when we humans experience ice cream brain/throat freeze — although watching the kitties (I have seen dogs as well) experience this is absolutely hilarious to watch! Great post!! ♥♥♥

    • Diane, I know that you are a great cat guardian. I know what you say is true. The article is a generalisation. In general it is not a good idea to give a cat ice cream (by which it is meant a lot of ice cream) but I’m sure what you do is great and perfectly acceptable. It is interesting to note that none of your cats have gone through the brain freeze reaction as described. I recall making the point in the article that this was reaction is an individual cat reaction because quite clearly not cats will react in the same way.

  2. Kitten so enjoyed a dab of strawberry ice cream which she daintily licked from her little ceramic bowl. which was really a cat shaped tea bag holder. I never seen her act strange just happy.
    Since I buy lactose free milk my cats often enjoy a few sips.

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