When it comes to being a cat owner, I consider myself to be like the stereotypical helicopter parent: I am more than willing to drug my kid to keep her in good spirits.
And what is the kitty equivalent of ADHD medication? Why, none other than catnip, of course! I'll admit it: I never really knew what catnip was. I just figured out that anything labeled with the word meant that my kitty, Riley, was in for a grand ole time.
I have at least five catnip-infused toys back at my apartment. I also have a sack of the loose leaf stuff. One quick pinch and rub and little Riley is rolling around on the floor in a hypnotic daze.
She's so cute when she does that!
I was perfectly happy never knowing what catnip was, but I'm glad that I came across this informational video from YouTube channel "Today I Found Out."
Source: Infinite Spider
For one, I learned that a cat can actually overdose on catnip! I also learned the unsavory side effects of when that overdose occurs.
Needless to say, I will make sure that Riley never overdoses on catnip.
I also learned the total length of a catnip trip, and now can stop trying to get her to be silly more than once every few hours.
And, finally, I also learned that catnip serves as a mosquito repellent! Cool!
To find out all sorts of cool things about this kitty drug, click play below.