Most people have heard of catnip, but what is it and how does it work? Is it totally safe for cats? Learn more about this herb and why most cats go crazy for it. Share your reviews of favorite brands of catnip and catnip toys and share your crazy catnip kitty stories.
Catnip is a perennial herb belonging to the mint family Labiatae. Catnip is known in scientific nomenclature as "Nepeta cataria". The plant is a weed-like mint that is now native in North America and Canada after being introduced from its native Mediterranean soil. Learn more about this herb and its potetial effects on cats in this FAQ.
Catnip is a cat-friendly plant that causes a variety of behaviors in cats. Some cats get "wild," some seem drowsy, and some cats don't react at all. Catnip may be great for enticing some playful activity out of cats who may be more inclined to nap all day.
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catnip (Nepeta cataria) is a favorite for many cats, both the fresh plant and the dried variety; regular and organic. Catnip can be sprinkled on the floor for cats to enjoy, and it is a common "filler" for cat toys and scratching posts.
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