6 Facts About Catnip

With the launch of our new CBD Oil With Catnip & Silvervine, our very own Dr. Chelsea Luedke put together six interesting facts about catnip and how it may help your kitty too!
  1. Catnip plants (Nepeta cataria) come from the mint family and emit a distinct pheromone named nepetalactone which accounts for the “zoomies” that cats show after smelling catnip.
  2. Research shows that only approximately 70% of cats have the hereditary ability to react to catnip. Alternatively, 80% of cats show an affinity towards the silvervine plant (Actinidia polygama).
  3. Interestingly, kittens below the age of 6 months don’t react to catnip. Older cats have less response to catnip.
  4. Cats have varying responses to catnip and silvervine; typically there is a period of hyperactivity followed by a restful period. Other responses can include drooling, neck/back rubbing, and stretching.
  5. Cats cannot overdose on catnip! Ingested catnip has a calming effect; inhaled catnip is more likely to induce hyperactivity for a period of 15-20 minutes.
  6. Our CBD Oil with Catnip is perfect for cats that are hesitant about other CBD products. With a combination of catnip and silvervine, your cat will be sure to love the taste and also benefit from the calming effects.

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