CATNIP FAQS

WHAT IS CATNIP AND HOW DO I USE IT?

Call it cat weed, cat mint, or catnip, it’s the stuff that makes cats wacky. As with any herb, freshness matters. Catnip is an herb related to mint. It’s safe and natural. Catnip works in both dried and fresh forms. All you have to do is put catnip on the floor or on a dish - your cat will know what to do! While most cats only smell and roll around in the catnip, some will eat it, and that is totally ok!

WHAT DOES IT DO TO A CAT?

The active ingredient in catnip, Nepetalactone, is a stimulant when sniffed by a cat, producing a "high" and hallucinogenic effects. Essentially, catnip will make your feline FLIP!

MY CAT DOESN'T SEEM TO RESPOND TO CATNIP?

70-75 purr-cent of cats inherit a “catnip gene” which makes them responsive to and crave catnip. Kittens and cats younger than six months don’t respond to catnip - so wait a few months before buying little Mr. Catrick Swayze his first bag of 'nip.

ARE THERE ANY CATNIP ALTERNATIVES?

Yes! For the felines not intrigued by catnip, try a blend of catnip and valerian root such as our Kalico Kush, or a blend of catnip and silvervine, which you can find in a bottle of our Purrple Passion. Both valerian root and silvervine act in a way similar to catnip, however, they appeal to cats that are not normally intrigued by catnip.

SINCE THE SPRAYS ARE PRESERVATIVE FREE, HOW DO YOU ENSURE THERE IS NO MICROBIAL OR BACTERIAL GROWTH?

The catnip oil itself is anti-microbial and anti-bacterial. We use a higher ratio of catnip oil to other ingredients and only use distilled water. It is then filled and packaged in a GMP/FDA and ISO 9001:2015 certified facility.

NEW AND IMPROVED TREATS - THEY LOOK DIFFERENT - ARE THEY THE SAME TREAT?

SmarterPaw is proud to relaunch our award-winning Crunchie Munchie cat treats.  The new Crunchie Munchie cat treats offer the same crunch and great ingredients that you and your cat love, but now SmarterPaw has doubled the amount of freshly-harvested organic catnip in each and every Crunchie Munchie - a difference you can see in every treat!

IS THERE MARIJUANA IN YOUR PRODUCTS?

No, of course not.