How do cats tend to respond to catnip? Like it’s playful kittenhood all over again. They rub their faces in it, roll their bodies all over it, lick it, and eat it. They appear a little drunk.
Catnip (Nepeta cateria) leaves and blossoms contain the chemical nepetalactone which targets the cat’s pleasure center in the brain. Catmint (Nepeta faassenii) which has small silver-green leaves, blue flowers, and spreads rapidly in the garden also contains nepetalactone. Some cats like one more than the other. Read More→