Is Catnip Poisonous to Cats?

Catnip

The Catnip is poisonous for cats.

Typical symptoms include diarrhea and vomiting.

Catnip is a species of the genus Nepeta in the family Lamiaceae, native to southern and eastern Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia, and parts of China. It is widely naturalized in northern Europe, New Zealand, and North America. The common name catmint can also refer to the genus as a whole.

The scientific name for this plant is Nepeta cataria. Additional names for this plant include Catmint, Catswort and Catwort.

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