Study Finds Catnip Helps Protect Cats From Mosquito Bites

When cats chew catnip it releases mosquito-repelling chemicals

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“We found that physical damage of silvervine by cats promoted the immediate emission of total iridoids, which was 10-fold higher than from intact leaves,” Masao Miyazaki, lead author of the study and a professor at Iwate University in Japan, said in a press

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