Formally known as Nepeta cataria, catnip is the kitty equivalent to marijuana. It’s their recreational plant of choice. However, only about 50% of cats are affected by it.
But when it hits them, it can hit them hard. Here are some things to expect when your cat gets high:
- Rubbing on the floor, the plant, or anything around him.
- Drooling. This can get kinda gross.
- Rolling around. Your cat might move back and forth on his back.
- Eating of the substance. Most cats will eat the catnip or at least lick it and drool all over it.
The effects won’t last forever but about 2 hours after the initial dose, your cat may just come back for more. Some even say that the reaction to catnip is genetic, which is why only some cats are affected. I’ve got 2 cats and it’s true. Only one (Cheddar) loves the stuff. My other cat, Tini, just doesn’t seem to care for it.
She does, however, go a little crazy over cayenne pepper. Who woulda thought.
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