What is catnip and what does it do to cats
You’ve probably heard that cats are crazy about catnip, but what is it? Catnip is a herb with a special scent that triggers the “happy centre” in your cat’s brain. Approximately 60% of cats react to catnip, and may display signs of happiness, affection, relaxation, or playfulness after smelling or eating catnip. It may even help reduce anxiety and relieve pain. The effects of catnip usually last for around 10 minutes. You can feed catnip to your cat directly, or put them in toys for them to play with. Grow your own catnip plant, or stock up on dried catnip. Store in an airtight container to maintain its freshness.