Do Cats Like Sour Taste?

Do Cats Like Sour Taste?

AFB International’s researchers went to work to test the perception that cats like sour taste, shedding new light on this widely held idea.

The perception that cats prefer sour tastes is widespread, but data are lacking to support this idea. To better understand the science behind this important component of palatability, AFB researchers went to work, devising a research study that:

• Examined the sensitivity of cats to pH
• Tested whether that preference may be related to astringency, sourness or both
• Used both bowl and bottle paired comparisons to observe responses

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