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Kitty highs: pot luck of herb alternatives to catnip (Silvervine, Honeysuckle, Valerian)

We all know about catnip’s reputation for getting kitties “high”. The idea that cats get “high” from catnip in the same ways that humans get high from marijuana is debatable. And some cats don’t react at all to catnip. What is known & agreed upon is that the chemicals in catnip & the alternatives are . . . → Read More: Kitty highs: pot luck of herb alternatives to catnip (Silvervine, Honeysuckle, Valerian)

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Catnip Repels Mosquitoes? Yup. New Study Provides Additional Evidence!

Yet another study has found further evidence that catnip and silvervine (and similar plants) may protect against mosquitoes. As icky as some repellants smell, I’d rather rub catnip on myself. Ha! Of course, I’m sure processing catnip would result in a much more effective & useful application. But still, fingers crossed that one of the . . . → Read More: Catnip Repels Mosquitoes? Yup. New Study Provides Additional Evidence!

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Mess-less In A Bottle (Catnip Pellets vs Flakes)

If your cats like catnip but the messy flakes annoy you, give catnip pellets a try.

Catnip pellets are just dry flakes that have been compressed into potent pellets. Balls made from compressed catnip have been around for ages and for some reason those don’t hold my cats’ interest the way the smaller pellets do.

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