Can Catnip Be Given to Kittens?

Catnip can cause euphoria, calmness, and even playful aggression in cats who smell, roll on, or eat it.

Catnip is safe for kittens, but they don't react to it until 3–6 months old. Some cats take 9–12 months to respond to catnip.

Cats reach sexual maturity at 6 months. Before this, their brains are not developed enough to react to nepetalactone,

the active ingredient in catnip that mimics the scent of a female cat in heat.

Since the reaction is based on brain maturity rather than sex hormones, spaying or neutering will not change it.

Pet parents can introduce catnip to kittens between 3 and 6 months old. Try again every month until the kitten responds.

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