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10 Cats on Catnip

There's little that thrills cat owners more than watching their pets bliss out on catnip. If you love watching cats on 'nip, these videos will delight you.

Debuted at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival was short film about cats and catnip. As many people know, catnip is a controversial substance. However, some cats just cant seem to get enough of it. The film, "Catnip: Egress To Oblivion?" discusses the facts behind catnip, and why some of today's modern felines absolutely love it....

Word around the scratching post is that there's a new, natural snack on the streets causing some kitties to give up the catnip. It's something that can be found in almost every home, especially in the summertime. What is this addictive new treat? Watermelon. Just check out this tabby ferociously nom-noming on the pink fruit. How refreshing! See what cats are chatting about:...

Kitty Goods Worth Pouncing On

Our mas-cat Cairo gave us a little insider info. She claims a happy cat is a pampered cat. Take her advice and shower your kitty with some hip -- and occasionally catnip-filled -- gifts. Check out ten fabulous ideas for your feline. Cats Attack Scratching Post Who it's for: King Kong Cats Where to find it: Uncommon…

Am I the only one who had no idea that catnip works on dogs?! This video is life changing. Look at that poodle go bananas on that 'nip! She barely gets a taste of the stuff and completely blisses out. Even the cat is like, "Whoa, girl! Handle your sh**!" We even get to see the dog satisfy her munchies. Not depicted: the five-hour nap she took immediately after stuffing her face....

Bad Alley, Flickr I have no doubt that catnip prompted the Cheshire Cat's grin. My cat Seren wears the same expression when she indulges. But why do cats find this nondescript herb so attractive? Is it a kitty aphrodisiac, a harmless pleasure or something more sinister? Nepeta cataria, or catnip, is a strong-scented mint that contains a volatile oil that's easily released into the air. Biting or rolling on the plant crushes the leaves and releases the oil so cats can get a good sniff. It doesn't take much. Cats can detect catnip oil in the air at saturations as low as one part per billion. How Catnip Works Rather than a simple smell, the chemical in catnip resembles sedative components...