Q: Does catnip spoil or expire?
I have catnip in a drawer for a couple years.. i forgot it was there but i dont want to use it if it can harm my cat in any way - does it get old or expire? is it something that can harm my cat
Mar 18, 2008
Eventually, almost everything spoils/rots, but catnip is dried and should last longer than many other products. However, once the bag is open, the catnip will lose its potency and thereby lose its attractiveness to cats. Your cats may actually refuse to eat it if you offered it to them because it would not have the fresh catnip smell.
Catnip is inexpensive and your catnip is old (according to you, "a couple years"). Personally, I'd throw it out at this point and buy a new bag. (I honestly don't know if old catnip is truly harmful, but it is better to be safe than sorry.)
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