Sunday, May 11, 2014

Catnip good for dogs

Did you know that cats aren’t the only 4-legged family members who like the stuff? Dogs do too!
For cats, it’s a stimulant – but for dogs, catnip has an opposite effect. So if your dog is the type who gets nervous riding in the car or going to the vet, try putting a few fresh catnip leaves in her drinking bowl or sprinkle dried catnip (about 1/8 to 1/2 teaspoon per pound of food) on his food.

Catnip contains minerals: magnesium, vitamins E and C, tannins and flavonoids. It also contains essential oils which can aid in keeping your cat’s and dog’s digestive system in good shape. In fact, catnip can relieve gas which makes it ideal for dealing with flatulent pets.

Some research reveals catnip as ten times more effective in repelling mosquitoes than DEET. And because catnip contains a compound called thymol, it can also be used as antiseptic treatment for external cuts, scratches and sores on your family pets.
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