I was shocked, and it made me have to do some research on it.
I haven't found the right answer.
Also, while I am on the subject of food.
What fruits and vegetables can cats eat?
Can cats eat apples?
Can cats eat cantaloupes and other melons?
Out of curiosity, what is the issue with fake sugar? I have not heard this before so would like to know what problem it causes?
Any yogurt I have bought does state "live active cultures" and while I use the probiotic probios now, in the past years before I knew about probios I used yogurt for cats on antibiotics and it was quite effective at controlling diarrhea brought on by antibiotics.
Some people might buy the cheap stuff not paying attention to the label, though.
O/T - out of curiosity, how do artificial sweeteners affect you? I get nausea and headaches. My last run in with sucralose was particularly bad - I could move without gagging. I don't even want artificial sweeteners in my home.
BTW: Xylitol and related products are not actually artificial sweeteners - they're sugar alcohols. (ethylene glycol is also a sugar alcohol) Most people can tolerate the ones used in foods, which is why they get widely used in sugar free products. Though it's hard to find candies that aren't xylitol and aspartame now (twice as bad for pets). Even in humans too much xylitol consumption does cause diarrhea.
Too much sugar alcohols of any kind can trigger diarrhea in people who are sensitive. I found out the hard way.
I read on some other website about foods you can and cannot give to a cat, my cat ran off with a piece of popcorn and ate it so I wanted to make sure she wasn't going to die from it. Apparently, Cat's can eat yogurt (and popcorn) because it's not made of milk. Plain yogurt has probiotics and can in fact be an okay snack for her. It can also be a nice treat for her/him on a hot summer's day. You probably don't want to give it to her as a food alternative because yea it might make her sick e.g. throwing up/diarrhea but just a little is okay for your cat.If your not really sure, ask your vet.
Dairy products aren't poisonous to cats, they can have small amounts, but cats are generally lactose intolerant so too much will make them sick.
Apparently apple and melon are both fine, but not the seeds (especially apple seeds).
Definite no's would be garlic, onions or grapes/raisins, they are toxic to cats.
I didn't know that cats couldn't detect sweetness. It must be the dairy that they beg for when I'm eating ice cream! That was an old post being answered, but it brings up the fact once again, I'm glad someone goes back and brings these back up!