What is Catnip?
If you haven’t yet treated your kitty to catnip, prepare to be amazed! Two thirds of our feline friends will respond to this herb and in a variety of amusing ways. A perennial herb from the mint family, catnip features the active ingredient nepetalactone, an essential oil which alters the behaviour of cats. Many felines absolutely love it.
As so many cats adore catnip, we have assembled a wonderful array of catnip Toys and treats including catnip bubbles and catnip spray. Just open the packets, hand over the goodies and watch the show! Your pets will be in seventh heaven and you should ensure that you are ready to video the fun and games.
Feline responses to catnip - what does Catnip do to cats?
Cats can exhibit a wide variety of responses to catnip but some animals do not respond at all. When felines smell the catnip they may start licking, chewing, shaking their heads and rubbing their bodies in the herb. Some cats will role about, begin drooling or become hyperactive. They could appear to be experiencing a “high” and this can last between five and ten minutes.
Is catnip safe for cats?
Catnip is completely safe for your pets. They will have a great time but will simply leave the catnip or catnip toy alone when they have had enough of it. Don’t add catnip to feeding bowls, as if your cat eats too much of the herb, it can cause digestive issues.
How do you give catnip to your pet?
Dry catnip can simply be sprinkled on the floor or on Scratching Posts. Don’t provide too much at once as things can get messy! If you don’t want to cover your home in dry herbs, provide your pet with catnip toys and invest in catnip spray to refresh them. The spray can also add interest to play areas. Why not blow a few catnip bubbles? You will be in for a barrel of laughs!
The finest catnip toys and catnip sprays
We have chosen the finest catnip toys and Treats for the planet’s leading collections including Cosmic Catnip, King Catnip, Kong, Beaphar and more. Your cat can look forward to a great time, but it just might be you that gets the most out of the catnip madness.
Purina Australia has produced an informative article about catnip. Well worth a browse.