It is safe for dogs to have catnip in the right circumstances and in controlled amounts. Catnip is known to be a strong stimulant for cats and can either make your cat go crazy when inhaled or eaten. When dogs intake catnip, it works like a mild sedative and this can be used to relax dogs under anxiety or high stress. Since dogs react very differently to catnip, it should only be considered as a natural supplement. Dog owners have used catnip to cope with situations such as:
- Getting their dog in the car when the dog is afraid
- When their dog is anxious to see the vet
- When their dog is disturbed by firework and loud sounds
Feeding catnip to a dog can be as easy as mixing a teaspoon of catnip into its drinking water. Catnip is a tasteless herb and takes effect over time.
Catnip As A Source of Essential Vitamins & Minerals
Catnip can also be used to supplement your dog’s daily meals, as it contains a abundant amounts of essential vitamins & minerals, mainly Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Magnesium.
Catnip Contains Essential Oils For A Healthier Body
Catnip is also known to contain essential oils to keep your dog’s energy level high, a healthy digestive system and silk smooth fur.
Catnip Can Promote Better Sleep
A bit related to the calming effect mentioned earlier, catnip is also helpful for getting dogs with sleeping problems to sleep better.
Catnip As A Upset Stomach Relief
One of the wonderful properties of catnip is that it contains natural properties to help relieve an troubled stomach, diarrhea or excessive gas. Dog owners have known to use catnip for quick ailment.
Catnip Used To Speed up Natural Wound Healing
Catnip contains antibacterial properties that can help to heal external wounds and cuts that the dog may suffer from. In its natural form or as oil ailment, catnip can be applied directly on the affected wound.