kitty playing with purple feather toy

Did you know two-thirds of cats are susceptible to the effects of catnip? Whether they smell it or eat it, catnip can put your favorite feline under a spell. 

The plant is not dangerous and even has been used in the past to treat humans for headaches and upset stomachs. Cattime.com even has tips for growing your own

We do want to share a word of caution from our friends at the ASPCA®: Some cats become very excited when smelling or eating catnip, so be careful about petting or rubbing your cat until you know how she responds. When cats get overexcited, they can sometimes bite.

Read more from the ASPCA about cat toys.


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WELCOME,
PET PARENTS!

As we’re dedicated to making a difference for pets, we want to keep you informed about pet health topics and your ASPCA Pet Health Insurance plan. Our blog will provide you with fresh, interesting and informative topics—from pet health tips and customer stories, to the latest industry news and a Pet Parent Q&A column. Most of all, we encourage you to share comments and join the discussion!

Meet the Author

Julia H.

Social Media Coordinator

Pet Parent to:

Lucy, a 7-year-old rescued Golden Retriever/Chow Chow mix

Blog Guidelines

While we’ll strive to present all viewpoints on this blog, comments will be reviewed before posting. Offensive or inappropriate language, off-topic remarks and comments containing personal policy information will not be featured.

Also, conditions discussed in this blog aren’t necessarily covered by every ASPCA Pet Health Insurance plan. For full coverage terms, conditions and exclusions, please refer to your plan.

As always, if you have a question about your plan, call us at 1-866-204-6764.

*Note: While these testimonials may include examples of recent claims payouts, reimbursement is subject to the terms and conditions of your plan. Identifying information has been changed.