Never Drink Alone Again Because Now There’s Wine for Cats

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You never have to drink alone again, because now you can drink with your cats. At least in Japan you can, because a Japanese company called B&H Lifes has begun selling wine made specifically for cats.

This special feline libation is called “Nyan Nyan Nouveau.” As Kotaku reports, “nyan nyan” is the Japanese equivalent of “meow meow.” (Oh hey, remember Nyan Cat?) This cat wine doesn’t really contain any alcohol, but it does contain juice made from Cabernet grapes, along with catnip. So just accept it. It’s wine. For cats.

Nyan Nyan Nouveau costs 399 yen (or $4) for a bottle, and the company is only producing a thousand of them, so you should probably act fast.

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61 comments
JaniceRudolph
JaniceRudolph

Grapes are POISONOUS to cats & are usually FATAL. A single grape can kill a cat.

JaniceRudolph
JaniceRudolph

Grapes are POISONOUS for cats & are usually FATAL.

dasbestos
dasbestos

twerkins can shake his junk with a glass of wine resting on the hump, not a drop spilled

brnidgrlvail7
brnidgrlvail7

I used make this concoction for my cats all of time, it contained many good herbs that I made sure (Being an Herbalist) was safe for them and healthy. I would never recommend any type of grape juice! No matter what, even if they did find a way to remove some of the toxic components to it, there are still others that are harmful, maybe less but still are not good for them in any way! So why even bother having it in there? I also used fresh cat nip and put it all into a fusion for them to drink, which would keep in the fridge for up to week, even a little longer if I added a little vitamin E for their coat that REALLY helped with the shedding, shine and thickness, not to mention better and clearer eyes and just an all over health benefit for them as well. The Vit. E also works great as natural preservative. But this is to made in home made pure chicken stock (NOT THE STORE BOUGHT!) and with a little dried chamomile flowers, lavender (which is very safe and edible for all humans and animals) gives them a mellow type of relaxed type of feeling, like a glass of wine would make us feel. We would never want to do any harm to our furry family members, so a very little amount of her herbs go a long way with this infusion. I just store in 2 large mason jars. And the nice thing as well it too can be frozen and then thawed for later use. Just be sure to mark the date on the mason jar, and if you do use the Vit. E, use it in it's pure form by puncturing the capsule when the infusion is just at about 100-110 deg. This should be the only wine (I call it kitty tea) but actually wine would be a good name for it, due to it's effects of relaxation (especially with the catnip in it, they are still very attracted to it, love it! But be sure each cat gets their own tea cup full (about 1/3 cup each. And watch them want to just love you, cuddle with you, and just want to enjoy being by and with you during this time. If you're not planning to spend some quality time with them, this wouldn't be the time to serve this to them. Enjoy some Kitty time!

LauraLeaCook
LauraLeaCook

arent grapes incredibly unhealthy for cats...?

JacobTaylor
JacobTaylor

@LauraLeaCook I don't have any facts. But I'm pretty sure there's nothing wrong with grape juice and dogs or cats. Again, I'm not sure, but I don't even think anyone's really pin-pointed the source of the toxicity. Many people believe that the toxicity lies in the flesh of the fruit, and smaller amounts in the seeds. 


Many people have had their cat ingest grape juice with no effect. Also, some people have taken to give their cat grape seed extract and still, no effect.

BenMorgan
BenMorgan

You kids are slow af, 'This cat wine doesn’t really contain any alcohol' read, jesus christ

SimonLowman
SimonLowman

A company in Japan is making wine for cats. Is there so little going on that this becomes worthy of reporting? Is it right or wrong to give your cat wine...who cares. If you have a cat then chances are you're not going to give them wine, why? because it's a cat. Cat's are not noted for their fondess of alcohol, and if you were going to make a drink for a cat why wine? Ha, love the advice of this article 'act fast'. Thank you Time for this article, rest easy, you're doing good.

KyleMurphy
KyleMurphy

You're a sad person. And that's sad.

SimonLowman
SimonLowman

@KyleMurphy Yes I am sad, sad that the years of evolution and the forwarding of humankind has brought us to this.Why is it sad that I am a sad person? 'You're a sad person' is fine, you are entitled to that opinon. But to say that that is sad based on your assumption that I am a sad person is wrong  - at least quantify it.

MelindaMoore
MelindaMoore

GRAPES and grape juice are POISON for cats. They shouldn't be drinking anything made from grapes even if it doesn't contain alcohol.

Nobody0
Nobody0

@sally42 @JacobTaylor @HannahHarveyJenkins


"Grapes, raisins, and even currants (some currants are actually small, black grapes) are toxic to your dog! In fact, there have been anecdotal reports of cats and ferrets being affected by these also."  


Funny how you missed out the beginning. 

HannahHarveyJenkins
HannahHarveyJenkins

Nope, wrong. Doesn't matter if there is no seeds. Will still make dogs and cats extremely sick.

JacobTaylor
JacobTaylor

@HannahHarveyJenkins Show me the cat facts. Cause you just stating facts is far from credible.

I don't have any facts. But I'm pretty sure there's nothing wrong with grape juice and dogs or cats. Again, I'm not sure, but I don't even think anyone's really pin-pointed the source of the toxicity. Many people believe that the toxicity lies in the flesh of the fruit, and smaller amounts in the seeds. 

Many people have had their cat ingest grape juice with no effect. Also, some people have taken to give their cat grape seed extract and still, no effect.

sally42
sally42

@JacobTaylor @HannahHarveyJenkins  http://www.petpoisonhelpline.com/poison/grapes/ 

"All types of grape- or raisin-containing products (including grape juice, trail mix, bagels, etc.) can result in this. Even organic, pesticide-free, grapes grown in home gardens can result in toxicity. Although the mechanism of action is not clearly understood on how grapes, raisins and currants are poisonous at this time, this common fruit can result in anorexia, vomiting, diarrhea, and potentially severe acute renal failure (which develops several days later)." There you go JacobTaylor!

cynthia.avishegnath
cynthia.avishegnath

There is a very popular article  written by some veterinarian being duplicated all over the internet, about how extremely dangerous alcohol is for cats and dogs. Any questioning of that opinion would seem to be met with an bipolar manic response, saying that even tiny amounts need to be detoxed like they do at their clinic.

Is that article merely anecdotal opinion rather than evidenced by scientific data? Or a commercial need to justify the service provided by their clinic?


We know that little children are precautioned against alcohol yet their medicines may contain alcohol.

We know that people with huge dogs who had regular beer, that lived to normal old age.

So whoever you are, dear manic veterinarian, please present us your scientific studies replete with size of animal vs alcohol toxicity levels.

xoxoclandestine
xoxoclandestine

@cynthia.avishegnath Should you REALLY be risking it, though? Is not drinking alone so much more important than the possibility that it could kill your pet?


Also, this doesn't contain alcohol. But grapes are lethal to dogs [Kidney failure] so I wouldn't be to keen on finding out whether the same is true for cats.

dasbestos
dasbestos

rub your cat's vajonfa while you are at it.

DanielSist
DanielSist

Try grape Gatorade instead, add some catnip and Valerian root.


shrimpdood
shrimpdood

They should bring this stuff stateside and call it Mew Mew New.

CocoSoup
CocoSoup


 Maybe it is a good choice at christmas dinner. Christmas is coming now , maybe I can buy it as christmas gifts for my wife.

manamibbbd
manamibbbd

I read that grapes are toxic to cats, too. Japanese are smart. I wonder why they made this. No, don't give this to cats. Is there a way to let the manufacturer know this?

LawRahh1509
LawRahh1509

PLEASE DON'T GIVE THIS TO YOUR CAT(OR DOG)! CAN CAUSE RENAL FAILURE!

DanielSist
DanielSist

@LawRahh1509 Use grape Gatorade instead of juice. Electrolytes and some catnit, maybe a little Valerian root...heqlthy cat wine.



Denzien
Denzien

Funny...those cats don't *look* Japanese

thisoneisbroken
thisoneisbroken

From what I've read, grapes are definitely toxic to dogs and potentially toxic to cats (not enough data). I wouldn't want to risk it!

2brknot2b
2brknot2b

Like cats needed a reason to whine about not having wine? Only ign'nt pet owners would fall for this ruse. Would they have to be Siamese cats? Oh, who cares. The whole report leaves me cat-atonic. I give my cats catnip without the grape juice, and seems to work just fine.