Catnip Plant

Catnip is an herb that can be safely used for cats.    It functions similarly to cat pheromones and elicits pleasure centers in the cat’s brain.    Cats respond with behaviors such as vocalization, licking, playing, and hyperactivity. The herb mimics feline sex hormones. Frequently cats will exhibit behaviors similar to a female in season.

What causes cats to like catnip? Catnip mimics feline sex hormones, so cats who enjoy this substance will often display behaviors similar to those of a female during the season.

These behaviors can include overt signs of affection, relaxation, and happiness. Cats other than those mentioned may exhibit active behaviors, such as being playful or even aggressive.


  • helpful for their digestive tract.
  • encourage scratching post use
  • helps with separation anxiety
  • Induces positive effects in cats suffering from anxiety and depression.
  • The plant can even relieve pain.

At Kezkatz, we grow our own catnip around our yard to cut fresh for the cats and to help with insect control. Our cats are given fresh catnip cuttings and silver vine-laced catnip sticks. The sticks aid in the process of cleaning teeth.