Cats Don’t Like Catnip for the Reason You Think.

Scientists isolated nepetalactone, the active substance in catnip (Nepeta cataria), and found more than they were looking for.

Alexandre Porto
Nov 13, 2021 · 4 min read
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Nepeta cataria by Zoomie Garden — Illustration Belongs to Arianna Lusardi

Catnip is super interesting, you offer a little bit of this dried herb to a cat and, if they fall into the lucky percentage (30%) of felines that are sensitive to catnip…