100% Canadian Catnip
Catnip is a common herb that is a member of the mint family. Cats have an extra scent organ called the vomeronasal gland in the roof of their mouth. This special pathway allows scents that are collected in the nose and mouth to be carried to the brain.
Nepetalactone is the oil that’s found within the catnip plant’s leaves that can cause behavioral changes in cats. For a cat to be exposed to this substance, they have to smell the catnip.
Behaviors can include overt signs of affection, relaxation, and happiness. Other cats will display active behaviors, such as playfulness.