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Q: Is catnip healthy for your cats? What will happen if your dog gets some?

February 15, 2009 | By jordyn c. | 12 answers | Expired: 2000 days ago

well its really funny to watch what happens when my cat has cat nip but when i think about what happens to humans i start to wonder if its healthy or not.

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Jennifer B.
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Mar 01, 2009

I'm careful not to give them too much but I've been told by my vet that it will not harm them. Let them enjoy from time to time. It also has no affect on my dog at all.

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M C.
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Feb 22, 2009

I read somewhere that if cats have too much catnip, they will get high. But I haven't had any exp. w/ cats myself, so I'm not entirely sure.

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Kim C.
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Feb 18, 2009

We've used catnip for different reasons-from training them to claw on a scratching post, and just for fun! I've also put it in a cat hammock to get them to try it out-once they got in and had catnip in it-they liked it. I also put their toys in a bag of it and shook them around-it peaks their interest in old toys.

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Anonymous
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Anonymous

Feb 17, 2009

Catnip is just a natural herb, its not dangerous at all. Actually, people can make tea from it and its very healthy. It is funny to watch cats with it. I dont think it would have any effect on dogs. It never did with my dogs.

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Scaredycat
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Feb 16, 2009

We've been using it for years and never had a problem.

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Traceylbosinski
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Feb 15, 2009

I have never heard of any dangers with the use of catnip. I choose not to give this to my cat, simply because she is already wound tight and I'm afraid she might hurt herself. She isn't missing out cause she has plenty to keep her happily purring.

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Carrot204
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Feb 15, 2009

I used an old cloth placemat and undid an end so that I could put catnip in it and the cats love it because they curl up and can bunch it up and enjoy themselves.

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Caseymywasey
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Feb 15, 2009

my mom grows catnip in her garden and that was my casey's favorite place. my other cat loves it, we have a little pillow full of it and when little miss lays her head on it it seems to relax her. just make sure you don't give them too much..and fresh seems to be best of you can.

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maria h.
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Feb 15, 2009

My cats have been rolling around and eating catnip for years with no ill effects. They love it!

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Tiffany Z.
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Feb 15, 2009

My husband accidentally left the cat nip bag out one night and the cats got into it and ATE IT ALL. They survived, so I am pretty sure they can't overdose on it.

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