You Need to Know About this Feline Favorite

Catnip is an herb from the mint family. Its active chemical nepetalactone causes euphoric effects in cats.


Catnip mimics feline pheromones and triggers scent pleasure receptors in cats' brains.


Catnip is non-addictive and harmless to cats when used moderately. It relieves stress.

Is Catnip Safe

Catnip's effects wear off in 5-15 minutes. Cats need an hour before responding again.


Smelling catnip activates effects. Some cats respond through taste or touch too.

Catnip Triggers

Grow catnip plants. Use leaves in toys. Use sprays and treats in moderation.

Catnip Be Used

Yes, about 30% of cats lack the gene to respond to nepetalactone in catnip.


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