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Friday, January 13, 2012

Chronicles of the Feline Foodie: Catnip Tea

We all know the effects of catnip to some of our cats. It makes them run around crazily around the room, settle on various silly poses and meow nonstop while rolling on the floor. The chemical compound found in catnip called “nepetalactone” is the one responsible in inducing these harmless physiological reactions.

Little did we know that this main active ingredient of catnip brings a number of health benefits to cats when taken internally as a tea. It has sedative properties that can help you put a cat into a dreamy, sleepy state to alleviate stress and nervousness. Also, it aids in digestion, calms upset stomach and improves bowel movement.

 

"CATNIP TEA"

1. Steep 1-2 teaspoons of dried catnip to a cup of boiling water for 3-5 minutes.

2. Remove all the dried catnip residue using a very fine strainer.

3. Serve lukewarm with your cat's regular water bowl.

 

 

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There’s nothing we like better than watching Kuki enjoy a bowlful of catnip tea goodness!

 

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