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The purpose of Catnip for cats

Catnip is a plant that cats like. It has an interesting smell that cats enjoy. When cats smell or eat catnip, it can make them feel happy or playful. Cat owners often give their pets some catnip to help keep them entertained and active. Catnip can also be used to help cats relax and feel more secure during times of stress.

The benefits of catnip

Catnip is known to encourage play in cats, and help reduce symptoms of stress and anxiety in cats because of catnip’s soothing effects. 

Why KitNipBox has the best catnip toys

KitNipBox has the best catnip toys because our toys are durable and made with Grade A catnip that is North American grown.  


Why do cats like catnip?

Cats aren’t actually attracted to the catnip plant itself, they’re attracted to its active ingredient: nepetalactone, an essential oil produced by the plant. When sniffed or ingested, nepetalactone binds to special receptors in their noses and mouths that send signals to their brains that cause behavior changes in cats that are associated with catnip. Catnip’s effect on cats makes it great for active play.

What is catnip made of?

Nepeta cataria, or catnip, is an herb native to many parts of Europe, Asia, and North Africa, but it’s also easily grown indoors using simple gardening methods. 

How much catnip should I give my cat? 

Experts recommend giving them no more than 1 teaspoon per day (depending on the size of your cat). If given too much at once, they may become overly stimulated or even sick.

What is catnip good for? 

Catnip is good for cats’ mental stimulation through interactive playtime. It can also be used as a mild sedative and stress reliever if given in smaller doses. Cat owners can use it to help treat an array of behavioral issues such as aggression or excessive meowing.

How do catnip toys work

Catnip toys for cats have become increasingly popular. Catnip toys are usually stuffed toys lined with dried catnip leaves that release their enticing aroma when played with. You can purchase refillable toy containers filled with catnip so you can easily insert them into a stuffed toy. 

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