You’ll have to take this as you find it. It’s an Amazon comment. We know that Amazon comments are not always truthful. This product, which has a 4.7 out of 5 rating on Amazon.com is extremely popular because the reviewers say that their cats like it a lot. It seems to be almost addictive.
However, one reviewer said the following:
“I don’t know how strong the catnip component of this treaty is, but it made my cat into a raving lunatic. He loves good catnip, but he went insane when “on” this treat. I had to trash the lion’s share because I was afraid he would hurt himself if he ate any more of this. Think twice before you buy this for your friend.”
It is interesting that the manufacturer responded to this comment on Amazon. They enquired:
“Charles, we sincerely appreciate you taking the time to write a review for our treats. We would like the opportunity to speak with you so we can learn more, so please call us at 1-800-525-5273, Monday-Friday between 8 AM and 4:30 PM CST. Thank you.”
The product does contain catnip (Nepeta cataria – a herb). Is it safe for a cat to eat catnip? Cats normally sniff it and get high that way. It is the chemical nepetalactone which affects the cat’s brain. Sometimes cats will bite catnip to release more of the active chemical. There is nothing that indicates that catnip can harm a cat when eaten. I think you’ll see cats eating catnip leaves in gardens on the internet.
As I understand it cats react differently to catnip. Some cats hardly react at all. This probably accounts or this cats “overreaction”. One poorly written website’s article headline is:
TEMPTATIONS MIXUPS CAT TREATS COULD BE DANGEROUS FOR OUR CATS?
This caught my eye, hence this article. But this would seem to be pure hype.