Do you love your dog? Trick question! Of course you do! Does your dog love catnip? If you’re not sure about that, by the time you finish this article you will have heard of 5 unique ways to use catnip that will have your dog jumping and licking your face for joy!
So many dog parents that we talk with all the time are telling us, “We just really want to make treats at home for our dogs. We want to know what ingredients they are getting and we want them to be healthy.” They want the treats to be healthy AND their dogs to be healthy!
We created Doggijuana because we understand the benefits that dogs can gain from catnip. Catnip is a plant in the mint family and it contains an essential oil called Nepetalactone. Cats get excited when they sniff catnip and they get more excited when they chew it and can roll in it. Although we do know that some cats get very mellow.
Because dogs have catnip receptors in their faces and stomachs they benefit when the sniff or ingest catnip. Dogs don’t get high from catnip in the way cats do – dogs get mellow. Catnip is great to give your pup if he suffers separation anxiety or is scared of loud noises or strange situations.
5 Unique Ways To Use Catnip For Your Dog
Before we give our pups Doggijuana we like to have a play session. Fetch. Tug of war. A run around the house or yard. Spending quality time to your pup and tiring him out will also help a dog suffering separation anxiety.
Now on to ways to use catnip!
BONUS TIP! Give your pup some of our treats. They are ideal for training sessions or just as a way to say, “I love you!”
Article by pet parent Robbi Hess who shares her life with high-energy poodles and three kitties and truly understands how catnip for dogs helps her pups chill!We would LOVE to know how your dog gets his or her catnip fix! Share photos or videos on our Doggijuana Facebook page.