Catnip is an aromatic herb that when used in moderation, induces a harmless physiological reaction in some cats. It can be applied to scratching posts or used in stuffed toys. Watch as your cat paws at it, chews or licks it, purrs, or even growls in joy over the treat. Your cat will love it!
Cats (3 months of age or older)
Catnip is a plant in the mint family (it's also referred to as catmint). It contains nepetalactone, which causes the playful reaction that most cats experience. Cats detect nepetalactone through the outer layer of skin in their noses where the nepetalactone binds to one or more receptors where its thought to mimic a cat pheromone.
Do not give more than one teaspoonful of catnip more often than once a week. Some cats can react aggressively. If your cat becomes aggressive, stop using catnip and consider an alternative.
Healthy Quality Catnip (SF Herb)
Catnip is a plant in the mint family. It is found throughout the United States and grows wild as a weed. Catnip is used as a treat.
Catnip is a non-prescription (OTC) product.
Catnip should not be given more than once a week or the effects may diminish. Apply catnip to scratching posts or use catnip in stuffed toys. Most older cats will become excited or aroused as they smell, chew and eat catnip. When using freshly cut stems and leaves, bruise it slightly before giving to the cat.
Cats under 3 months of age do not usually respond to catnip. Not all cats are stimulated by catnip in the same way, and approximately one third of cats will not respond at all. The differences in response to catnip can be due to environmental factors, genetics and the gender (males usually respond more than females due to the effects of nepetalactone, the principle found in catnip). Typical responses to catnip include salivation, rolling and rubbing, running and leaping.
Do not give more than one teaspoonful of catnip more often than once a week.
Contact your veterinarian or veterinary emergency room.
To preserve the potency of catnip, store this product in the freezer, in the original container it came in.
Apply catnip to scratching posts or use in stuffed toys. Typical responses to catnip include salivation, rolling, rubbing, running, and leaping.
To preserve the potency of catnip, store this product in the freezer, in its original container.