Pet Vet (5/4/2022)

PITTSBURG, Kan. – The question for our Pet Vet on call: Why do cats respond to catnip?

According to Dr. Eva Dudek of Parsons Pet Hospital:

“Catnip is a herb in the mint family. Cats respond to a compound called nepetalactone. This compound can either energize or mellow your cat. Catnip is an excellent herb to try outside, It also attracts butterflies.”

To get your own question answered by our Pet Vet, email us at petvet@koam.com