First, there was an organic beer for dogs, Dawg Grog. Now, there’s a wine for cats called Nyan Nyan Nouveau. Neither contains alcohol. The beer for dogs is made from spent grains, vegetable broth and a supplemental powder. It's meant to be a healthy addition to a dog's diet.
The wine for cats, on the other hand, is strictly for fun. It’s made from cabernet grapes and contains catnip. So, while the pampered cat that’s served Nyan Nyan Nouveaux won’t get drunk, it may experience a little “kitty high.”
Nyan Nyan in Japanese is the same as “meow, meow” in English. A bottle runs the equivalent of $4, and this wine has a limited run. Only 1,000 bottles were produced, so the chances of anyone in the U.S. getting their hands on one are slim. However, a U.S. company has created line of cat-friendly wines that may be a little easier to hunt down.
Apollo Peak offers two cat wines, a red called Pinot Meow and a white called Moscato. Both wines are made with organic beets and catnip, and neither varietal contains alcohol.
If you want to pamper your cat with some DIY kitty wine, buy some grape juice, add some catnip to it and pour it into an empty bottle. Fluffy won’t know you made it yourself, I promise. I can’t promise she’ll drink it though. But who knows, maybe with the catnip, it will be irresistible.
Editor's note: This story has been updated since it was originally published on Jan. 29, 2015.