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Mon, Mar 1 | By Rebecca Phillips | 31

We’ve all seen cats rolling around fervently on the carpet, passionately attacking a new toy, entranced by the lure of catnip. And while most cat owners agree that a little catnip is fine in moderation for their pets, debates still linger as to whe… more ›

Catnip or Cat-Not? The Great Debate
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Jillian
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Jillian
4 years ago

catnip has smoothed over so many bumpy situations, i maintain my faith in it!

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Lilyrose
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Lilyrose
4 years ago

We used to give our cats catnip one in awhile. A few seemed to like it, but we had a few that weren't interested at all.

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Debby
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Debby
4 years ago

I have given mine catnip on occasion but very limited.. most of the cats have a different reaction to it and not sure I am one hundred percent comfortable with it all.. especially when my sister's cat used to bounce off the walls with it.

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Tommy m.
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Tommy m.
4 years ago

i have never giving my cat cat nip, not for any other rieson than just havent

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
4 years ago

neither have i and would not

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Bowne
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Bowne
4 years ago

My cat goes crazy for catnip. He really loves it. Of course, I don't give it to him all the time, but I have to give it to him sometimes.

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
4 years ago

moderation is best in all things

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Kris
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Kris
4 years ago

I agree, Daryl. It's when things like catnip are overused or abused that there can be trouble.

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di
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di
4 years ago

The use of catnip tea is not just for upset stomach, such as black licorace, but it is used as a tea for cold and sinus ailes.

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
4 years ago

yes catnip has many uses not just for cats enjoyment

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Lisa B.
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Lisa B.
4 years ago

My cat only does wild behavior if the catnip is organic. She tries to eat the drier kind. Maybe she uses it for whatever mood she wants to be in. I don't use it often, but I used to leave some out for some feral cats and they would role around and have a great time and I enjoy watching them throw the buds and stems in the air. I only put some out on the weekends.

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
4 years ago

lisa it is nice that you think of something for the ferals to enjoy and not just for survival

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Jillian
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Jillian
4 years ago

catnip is fine. fantastic even. it works wonders on cats who have a problem w/hairballs or keeping their meals down, and i don't think anyone will deny it's powers for minor stress issues.
there are no adverse reactions to catnip and remember, we are not altering their mental state. the cats choose to. they like it and as i wouldn't deny someone a drink after a long day, i wouldn't deny my cat something to help them wind down too. besides, how much safer can you get than a small pile of catnip?
over-protective mother alert: cats have been eating/sniffing this stuff for decades. it's not gonna hurt 'em, so try to unbunch those knickers, yeah?

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Denise L.
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Denise L.
4 years ago

Wow, I thought it was a member of the cannabis family... I think it's OK in moderation, depending on the cat. I also think that it's better if not ingested, but sometimes cats rip things apart quicker than you can get to them LOL!

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
4 years ago

strange they compared it to alchol since catnip is a member of the cannibus family

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Judi D.
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Judi D.
4 years ago

It's a member of the mint family. AKA catmint.

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Judi D.
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Judi D.
4 years ago

I have it growing wild in my yard. My elderly cat used to go to the catnip patch every day in the good weather before it became too long of a trip for her. She lived to 19.5. I don't think it did any harm at all.

My new cat stays inside. He has a jar of dried catnip, and he will only be interested in it a couple times a week. He just bats his toy that lives in the jar around and do some rolling.

I give it to my sister for her cat, and he just goes nuts about it--running and playing.

Physical activity is good for cats, and anything that encourages it is a good thing.

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
4 years ago

when i lived in new hampshire. i grew this in my garded. when my cats would be out they would head for it. nothing better then fresh catnip right off the plant

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Gail S.
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Gail S.
4 years ago

My cats get Catnip every now and then. 2 out of 3 cats love it and the 2 react differently to it. I always knew it was a drug of sorts. As long as it doesn't have any long-term effects, I will still let my cats have access to it! Article is somewhat informative.

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
4 years ago

don't forget they are actually getting high as it is a member of the canabus family

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Ches21
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Ches21
4 years ago

Catnip is okay every now and then but not every day. Also when you give catnip to your cat you have to go by their age and health of when to give to them and how long to wait until you give it to them again such as a kitten could probably have catnip monday and then have it again on friday. As for an elderly cat like my Tordishell calico mix Teddy who is 17 and will be 18 in august She should have some on say monday and not have it again until next week or even next month. Because of her age and it is a kitty treat that cats enjoy but it is not good for them. When I was fostering Honey until rescued paws took him in when they had room for him I never gave Honey any catnip at all because I didn't know if he was healthy or not and if he had not have been healthy like they found out he was when he went to rescued paws he could have gotten worse by having catnip.

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
4 years ago

ches that is some very good advice

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