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Catnip, also known as catnip, or catmint, is a plant that will make your feline happy. Indeed, this plant has a stimulating effect on cats, even euphoric and exciting, and would promote their social behavior and play. Catnip is also a plant with multiple benefits for your pet.

The origins of catnip

Like mint, this perennial plant belongs to the Lamiaceae family. It grows wild in dry, limestone and rocky terrain, and also in mountain areas. It is natural and safe for cats.

What is its purpose?

It allows house cats to satisfy their need for plants while preventing them from becoming intoxicated with another house plant. Indeed, some indoor plants turn out to be toxic In addition, even if the cat is a carnivore, it also needs to ingest certain herbs that promote good digestion and the natural elimination of balls of hairs that he swallows every day. This plant therefore fulfills this role necessary for the good health of your pet, and avoiding possible occlusions.

Where to buy catnip?

You can easily find it in shops (garden centres). You can also grow it yourself at home. All you need to do is soak some pre-purchased catnip seeds for 1-2 minutes. Then place them in a pot with universal potting soil. Place the pot in a bright place, without direct sunlight, and be sure to water it regularly. We advise you to wait until the stems of your catnip reach a height of 4 to 5 centimeters before giving it to your cat.

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