Why Do Cats Like Catnip So Much?
What is the physiological explanation or reason why cats like catnip? What is in catnip that cats like so much? Are there any other plants that cats like? What is catnip doing to cats?
it is rare for kittens less than 4 months old to respond to the allure of catnip. so it has some connection to their hormones. at the same time even adult cats who have been fixed still adore it. my mother gives catnip to her very elderly cat to help relieve the pain of arthritis. in moderate amounts it is fine. it probably puts them in a state of temporary euphoria. when i have severe pain and i take medicine to relieve it, the sudden lack of pain gives me a sense of well being that is near to euphoria. the scent of the catnip, and there are several plants in this family that are related, mint family....horsemint grows wild here and cats treat it the same as catnip, in fact it is also called catmint. anyway the scent could be considered like aroma therapy. there are many websites out there that give lists of what plants are safe and what plants are not and i would google them and do some research before feeding plants to your cats as sometimes just one bite of a plant can kill your cat before you ever have time to take it to the vet...so it is best to be sure before you try it.
by IzzyM 6 years ago
I'm all happy - I'm growing catnip plants and have them in a pot near the back door. We don't have a cat here, but the odd stray visits the garden.I just stood and watched a big black cat come in the garden, stare at me for ages, then go over the where the catnip is. Next thing he was rolling on...
by Christin Sander 5 years ago
Catnip - safe and fun for kitties? or avoid it? why?I have heard arguments for and against catnip for cats. What is your opinion of catnip? all in good fun? or does it damage or harm the cat? Why?
by GA Anderson 6 years ago
What is catnip, and why do cats like it?
by His princesz 8 months ago
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