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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-13-2015, 09:22 PM Thread Starter
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Too much catnip?

New cat mommy here, and my two kitties are just old enough to start enjoying catnip. I was wondering how much catnip is good for them, and what is considered too much. They have a few toys that have catnip inside and I know it loses its potency after a while. I was more curious about dried loose organic catnip. I had given them each a pinch of it last week and they loved it. I just don't want to give them too much of a good thing. Are there any type of guidelines or recommended amounts of catnip to give on a weekly/monthly basis?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-13-2015, 09:26 PM
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In my short lived experience with my two, giving them a lot, like a tablespoon or two, well they just love it that much more! Roll around in it, look to be in heaven! Lol.

If you give too much as in too often, you won't see any effect! Lol. Like they don't even notice it's there anymore! So better to use it once a week, sort of like a special treat your mom did when you got straight "As" on your report card or something!
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mine have unlimited access to good quality catnip. It's out all the time for them. They dip into it when they feel like it.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-13-2015, 10:32 PM
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They cant OD on catnip but they do start to build a tolerance and you will need better/more potent cat nip. Better to just give them as treats.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-13-2015, 10:37 PM
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Hrm. It's been available freely to MowMow for 6 years and he still dips into it and goes bonkers on a daily basis.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-14-2015, 12:31 AM Thread Starter
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Okay, thank you for the input! It's good to know that they can't OD on catnip.


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