Respected Contributor
Posts: 3,725
Registered: ‎03-11-2010

Unresponsive to catnip: update

[ Edited ]

My cat, Simone, didn't take to catnip originally. Someone mentioned that it could have been poor quaility, so I ordered fresh organic catnip from Chewy. That brand is given great reviews and considered high quality.  


I tried it out this morning on Simone, and hardly any reaction. She sniffed it and walked away. My thought is that she doesn't carry the gene for catnip. Simone is the first cat I've had who shows no reaction to it. She adores her toys, but couldn't care less about the catnip. It won't go to waste, however, because a friend of mine can use it for her cats. 


BTW, Chewy is a great company. I ordered from them before, and have always received the products in a couple days. 

"The more I learn about people, the more I like my dog."

Mark Twain
Esteemed Contributor
Posts: 6,696
Registered: ‎06-10-2015

Re: Unresponsive to catnip: update

I have had a couple of cats over the years that was not effected by catnip either.  Others would go nuts.

The only thing that stays the same is that everything changes.
Honored Contributor
Posts: 14,832
Registered: ‎07-26-2014

Re: Unresponsive to catnip: update

Catnip does nothing for my cat either.

"Never argue with a fool. Onlookers may not be able to tell the difference."


Esteemed Contributor
Posts: 7,010
Registered: ‎03-19-2010

Re: Unresponsive to catnip: update

Catnip doesn't affect all cats the same.  Some love it, some ignore it.

Esteemed Contributor
Posts: 6,407
Registered: ‎07-07-2010

Re: Unresponsive to catnip: update

None of my cats have ever liked catnip nor have they ever liked or played with toys.

The next time that I hear salt and ice together, it better be in a margarita!
Respected Contributor
Posts: 2,869
Registered: ‎12-07-2012

Re: Unresponsive to catnip: update

Our cat didn't care for dried catnip, but we got a catnip plant and he LOVED it.  Go figure.