Domestic cats use catnip and silver vine to protect against mosquitoes?

Domestic cat luxuriating in catnip

There is a proposition online in the news media that the similar chemicals in catnip and silver vine, nepetalactol and nepetalactone respectively, can help protect a cat from mosquitoes and perhaps other parasites, as well as giving them a high. Do cats deliberately seek this protection from mosquitoes? The idea comes from a research …

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Give your cat Silver Vine to make it easier to give him a pill

It never occurred to me until now. Giving your cat a pill, which can be bloody difficult, might be easier if he/she is a little high on silver vine. Silver vine is another word for matatabi and matatabi is similar to catnip in regards to its effect on the domestic cat. We know the …

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