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Certified Organic (NOP) Catnip

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What is Catnip?

The Catnip plant is a member of the mint family. Catnip (Nepeta Cataria) is a perennial herb that is sometimes referred to as “Catmint”. The plant produces nepetalactones in microscopic bulbs that coat its leaves, stems, and seedpods. When these fragile bulbs rupture, they release the compound into the air, which is why you can find cats chewing on the plant.

Is catnip safe for my cat?

Catnip is generally safe for cats, and doesn’t pose any major health risks. The herb is safe for young kittens, but they may not develop a sensitivity to it until 4-6 months. While catnip is nontoxic for cats, you should provide it in moderate amounts. It only takes a small amount of catnip to stimulate a reaction in cats.

Why buy fresh organic catnip?

Completely safe for you precious feline. Most cats are attracted to the smell of catnip and will rub and chew the leaves and stems releasing the natural chemical Nepetalactone. Live plants have a stronger smell.  Always fresh. Pure Catnip-no fillers.

Use as a training tool-rub a few leaves on a scratching post and not the furniture.

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