Kitten Indulging in Cup of Whipped Cream Delights Internet: 'No Regrets'

Footage of a black cat over-indulging on a cup of what appears to be frothy cream has sparked delight and a dollop of concern online.

In a real-life version of that old saying about "the cat that got the cream," the feline can be seen in their owner's car taking a deep dive into a container full of foamy dairy goodness.

The pet's owners do little to put the animal off their quest, preferring to let nature take its course, while filming the results.

A video of the kitten's immersive dining experience was shared to Reddit by dirtroadbluess, where it has already earned over 12,000 upvotes.

But while plenty appeared happy to revel in the young cat's exploits, some expressed concern over the contents of the cup, sparking the familiar debate around whether cats should be allowed to consume dairy.

Some could see no issue with the cat enjoying the frothy milk-based treat, claiming that a small indulgence was unlikely to do harm in the long run.

"No regrets," savemysoul72 wrote, with dirtyaznstyle adding: "One time won't kill it… it's like when you're a kid and your aunts let you have some coffee or your dad lets you have a sip of beer."

Dependent-Raspberry9 said: "It's just whipped cream. It won't make them sick but it's a lot of sugar."

Others were less impressed though.

"Stop feeding cats dairy oh my goddddddddd," tenaciousfetus said with Denimao adding: "So cute, but that will end so badly for the poor baby. My condolences kitty stomach. Hopefully the world will make lactose free milk and cream the standard in the future."

CrojoJoJo noted: "All the cartoons told me cats love milk and mice love cheese. You cannot imagine how disappointed I was to learn that neither are good for cats or mice."

Despite this criticism, some remained unconvinced, having spent years feeding cats milk.

Plakio4 said: "I'm from India and where I'm from Cats exclusively live on milk. Like milk thrice a day with other things. I have had multiple cats grow up and die over at least 10-15 years."

Vivalalina was left similarly confused, claiming: "I'm European and I also grew up on the knowledge of milk being for cats."

According to the veterinary charity the People's Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA), cat owners should steer clear of giving their pet milk, describing the concept as a "popular myth." For one thing, they claimed there are no proven benefits to giving a cat milk and it is "bad" for them.

"Most cats are actually 'lactose intolerant' as they don't have the enzyme (lactase) in their intestines to digest the sugar in milk (lactose), meaning that milk which contains lactose can make them poorly," they said.

Symptoms include vomiting, stomach cramps and diarrhea. Allied to this, the PDSA warned that cows' milk is full of fat, with regular consumption potentially leading to weight gain.

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A cat with milk on their face.
Stock image of a cat with milk on its face. A feline's dairy habit has left half the internet in stitches and the other half incensed. Nils Jacobi/Getty