What is catnip? Catnip is a perennial herb from the mint family labiatae. Catnip is thought to originate from the excited responses cats show towards the plant. Catnip is non-toxic to cats.
Placing a small amount of catnip on your cat's scratching post to encourage scratching, or in their carrier to encourage them to enter can be used to help lower stress levels. Incorporating catnip into toys is a great way to encourage your cat to interact with them.