This category explores the use of catnip in animals. It is intended for educative, service-oriented, non-commercial sites, although commercial sites with valuable educative content will be considered.
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HDW Enterprises and Foothill Felines Bengals - Article about catnip, the aphrodisiac adored by cats everywhere, but a surprisingly versatile herb as well.
Purdue guide to aromatic and medicinal plants.
Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine - entry on toxic plant website.
Catnip Repels Mosquitoes More Effectively Than DEET
ScienceDaily Magazine - Researchers report that nepetalactone, the essential oil in catnip that gives the plant its characteristic odor, is about ten times more effective at repelling mosquitoes than DEET - the compound used in most commercial insect repellents.
Catnip: Why Do Some Cats Love It and Others Leave It?
Discussion of which cats respond to catnip, and how it should be handled for best response.
What is Catnip?
ProVet Healthcare article on active ingredients and common effects of catnip.
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