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Wine For Cats: 10 Catnip Based Wines

There are few things better than a quiet evening with your cat curled up on your lap and a glass of wine in your hand.

Cat owners will know that those moments are few and far between, a more likely scenario is tightly holding a glass of wine in one hand while you try and fend off your cat’s aggressive headbutts with the other hand.

If you’ve ever experienced this scenario then you may be interested in wine for cats.

Yes, it exists!

Wine for cats is an alcohol-free, catnip based drink.

It is the perfect thing to give your cat to get a few moments of peace while you enjoy your own wine without the constant threat of it being knocked over.

Important Note: Cats should not drink wine – Never let your cat try anything with alcohol in it, even low levels of alcohol consumption can cause severe health problems in cats including liver and brain damage. All cat wines featured below are strictly alcohol-free.

Apollo Peak Cat Wine

Colorado-based company Apollo Peak currently makes ten different cat products (as well as drinks for other pets such as dogs).

These are all alcohol-free wine alternatives designed specifically for cats – you can buy their drinks online from the Pet Wine Shop (they ship to the UK).

All of these come in a small 50ml bottles, just empty the bottle into their drinking bowl or a stable cup and let your cat do the rest.

If you enjoy cat puns you’ll love the creative names they have come up with for them:

1. Pinot Meow

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Pinot Meow is Apollo Peak’s first-ever cat wine, it was launched back in 2015 and exploded into prominence in mid-2016 (along with Moscato) receiving lots of national and international press coverage.

Apollo Peak estimates that 40% of cats will react to this blend. This is one of their weaker blends so is best suited to younger kittens or cats with a low threshold for catnip.

You can expect your cat to react to this drink in a similar manner to how they would react to catnip so be prepared for spillages!

Ingredients:

100% organically grown catnip oils which are blended into the drink along with organic valerian root extract (read more about the benefits of valerian for cats here), beet red colorĀ and potassium sorbate (nontoxic preservative).

2. Moscato

Moscato

Apollo Peak’s Moscato line was introduced in 2015.

It has a very delicious smell which many cats will find utterly compelling – Apollo Peak estimates that 35% of cats will react to this blend. This is their weakest blend so is best suited to younger kittens or cats with a low threshold for catnip.

You can expect your cat to react to this drink in a similar manner to how they would react to catnip so be prepared for spillages!

Ingredients:

100% organically grown catnip oils which are infused into the drink along with filtered water, organic valerian root extract, beet yellow color and potassium sorbate (non-toxic preservative).

3. White Kittendel

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White Kittendel is Apollo Peak’s 3rd wine.

It was introduced in 2016 and is very similar in ingredients and taste to the Moscato cat wine.

The main difference between White Kittendel and Moscato is that this blend is stronger so it is a good choice for cats who are less sensitive to catnip.

Apollo Peak estimates that 50% of cats will react to this blend.

Ingredients:

Filtered water, organic catnip extract, organic valerian root extract, beet red color and potassium sorbate (nontoxic preservative).

4. Catberenet

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Catberenet is another non-alcoholic wine for cats that is designed specifically for the feline that is less sensitive to catnip.

Apollo Peak gave this an “effectiveness score of 8/10” which means that it should be effective on an estimated 60% of cats.

Ingredients:

Filtered water, organic catnip extract, organic valerian root extract, beet color, and potassium sorbate (non-toxic preservative).

5. Purrsecco

Purrsecco

Apollo Peak’s Purrsecco is even stronger than the Catberenet scoring 9/10 on their effectiveness scale meaning that it should be effective on around 70% of cats.

It is a great choice for the classy cat in your life.

Ingredients:

It contains filtered water, organic catnip extract, organic valerian root extract, beet red color and potassium sorbate (nontoxic preservative).

6. Meowlot

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The Meowlot is a strong drink suitable for cats who can handle their catnip.

With an effectiveness score of 10/10 it should work on an estimated 80% of cats so make sure you a prepared for spillages once it kicks in!

Ingredients:

Filtered Water, Organic USA Grown and Distilled Catnip Extract, USA Grown Organic USA Grown and Distilled Valerian Root Extract, Natural Yellow Beet Color, Potassium Sorbate (non-toxic preservative)

7. Meowmosa

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Meowlot liquid catnip and valerian root is described as a faux “brunch” drink.

With an effectiveness score of 10/10 this is another drink ideal for experienced catnip users or cats with a high catnip threshold.

Ingredients:

Filtered Water, Organic USA Grown and Distilled Catnip Extract, USA Grown Organic USA Grown and Distilled Valerian Root Extract, Natural Yellow Beet Color, Potassium Sorbate (non-toxic preservative).

8. Bloody Meowy

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Another faux “Brunch” themed catnip-based drink the Bloody Meowy is another cat wine that scores 10/10 on the effectiveness scale.

Ingredients:

Filtered Water, Organic USA Grown and Distilled Catnip Extract, USA Grown Organic USA Grown and Distilled Valerian Root Extract, Natural Yellow Beet Color, Potassium Sorbate (non-toxic preservative)

9. Meowgarita

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Another highly effective 10/10 drink, this fun catnip based margarita alternative is a favourite with felines.

Ingredients:

Filtered Water, Organic USA Grown and Distilled Catnip Extract, USA Grown Organic USA Grown and Distilled Valerian Root Extract, Natural Yellow Beet Color, Potassium Sorbate (non-toxic preservative)

10. Meowtini

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Meowtini is our final liquid catnip and valerian product made by Apollo Peak.

Apollo Peak have given it another 10/10 for effectiveness.

Ingredients:

Filtered Water, Organic USA Grown and Distilled Catnip Extract, USA Grown Organic USA Grown and Distilled Valerian Root Extract, Natural Yellow Beet Color, Potassium Sorbate (non-toxic preservative).


So there you have it.

10 different highly-rated alcohol alternatives that your cat can try.

We recommend you get a sample of a few of them and see which one your cat enjoys most then buy that one in bulk!

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