When you have a cat it is up to you to make sure that they are well taken care of and that there are no problems with them. Of course this is not as easy as we might think it would be. You have to make sure they are up to date with their shots, that they are eating the right food, and that you get them toys they will actually want to play with.
Most owners are very aware that a great deal of toys and treats that you buy for the cat are full of a plant that is commonly known as catnip. This is something that the animal will go absolutely crazy over and they will do everything in their power to get to it. Because it is placed within most toys you will find that a great deal of cats will play just to try to get at the smell that they are craving so bad.
Is this really good for them though? It is funny to watch your feline pet go nuts over a toy or after they have eaten their ‘special’ treats. However, this is like giving yourself weed or pot. This can invoke such a strong reaction from your cat that it might send them over the edge if they have a little too much.
In the end it would be best if you kept this from your cat. Read the labels of everything that you buy and make sure that the catnip is nowhere to be found. Instead find a way to make them play with the toy when you are the one trying to throw it or when you are getting down and playing with them.
Catnip and your cat is not a combination that you want to put together. It is better for your cat to not give them any of it at all. Sometimes they might have a reaction that will make them irritable and they might bite or scratch you or your kids. This is something that you do not want to have to deal with.