What does catnip do to cats and how to use it

If you’re a cat owner surely you’ve heard of catnip by now. That cool plant that gets cats high? If you haven’t yet, now is as good a time as any. Your kitty will thank you for it. So What does catnip do to cats? [scroll down for video]

What does catnip do to cats

Catnip has been referred to as the ‘cat’s marijuana’ and in a way, it is just that. It is a plant from the mint family and it has a few possible effects. If your cat eats it, it acts as a sedative. But if your cat only smells it, it act as a stimulant. Effects may vary from cat to cat. One cat can become extra playful, while the other very chill and mellow. It’s effect lasts for a good 10-15 minutes so give your kitty some catnip, grab some popcorn and enjoy.

Note: Only around 50% of cats are affected by catnip so your kitty might not react to it at all.

Another note: Catnip is neither dangerous nor addictive so have no fear.

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