Is it recommended to give Catnip to dogs?

I’ve heard it’s safe, but I’m curious if anyone has had any negative experiences with it. Also, can I give my dog catnip marketed for cats? I assume it’s fine, but I want to double-check for safety.

Yes! Not only is catnip safe for dogs, it is also good for them! Catnip contains vitamins C and E, magnesium, flavonoids (phytonutrients), tannins, and essential oils. Like cats, some dogs don’t respond to catnip but for the ones who do, catnip has the opposite effect that it has with cats.

Just remember, like anything, moderation is key. Start with a small amount and see how your dog reacts.

I guess you’re looking for a natural way to help calm your dog, catnip is a good option but it’s always advised to check with your vet before giving your dog any new supplements.

I’ve heard catnip can work for some pups.

There are other calming methods too, like exercise, calming chews, or pheromone sprays.

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Catnip is safe for dogs! It’s an herb called Nepeta cataria. Dogs can smell it or even eat it without any problems. However, dogs don’t react to catnip like cats do. While catnip makes cats excited, it usually has a calming effect on dogs.