Catnip is a perennial herb in the mint family. Although no one knows exactly what happens in the cat's brain, it is known that the chemical nepetalactone in catnip is the thing that triggers the response. Apparently, it somehow kicks off a stereotypical pattern in cats that are sensitive to the chemical. The catnip reaction is inherited, and some cats are totally unaffected by it. Large cats like tigers can be sensitive to it as well. It has a powerful effect on cats who are sensitive to it, turning even the most sedentary couch potato into a flipped-out ball of ecstasy. What makes some toys and dried catnip better is the use of the most potent part of the plant, the leaves. Our catnip toys
have the most potent aroma so your cat will sure to be enticed to roll, rub, chew and kick the toys we chose.