Why Cats Love Catnip

May 19, 2015

Catnip, catmint, catswort, kitty crack or whatever you call the plant with the Latin name Nepeta Catania, one thing is certain: the essential oil it contains, nepetalactone, has a powerful effect on felines revving up their play skills and prey drive by instantly turning snoozing couch potatoes into ecstatic flipped out balls of fur. Yes, most cats simply can’t resist a little nip! And it goes…  

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