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Do dogs get high off catnip? About Dogs and Catnip
If your dog shows some interest in your catnip plants, don’t expect the same ecstatic reaction to the herb that felines demonstrate. Cats get a buzz from catnip, while dogs do not.
What happens if dogs get catnip? The effects of catnip on dogs are generally fairly mild and certainly not as dramatic as with cats, but the herb can be beneficial for the dog’s digestion, mental health and minor wounds, as an antiseptic treatment. Many dogs suffer from anxiety when being left alone at home, riding in the car, or going to the vet.
How much catnip can I give my dog? Sprinkling about ¼ tsp on their food is an easy and effective way to chill out your dog. Catnip is also beneficial when it comes to digestive problems. It can be used to relieve gas and can calm the muscles of the digestive system to prevent them from passing waste matter too quickly.
Is catnip a drug for dogs? While catnip acts as a stimulant in cats, it typically acts as a sedative in dogs. For some dogs, catnip can help with anxiety, improve sleep and act as a natural antiseptic. Try sprinkling 1/8 to 1/2 teaspoon of catnip on your dog’s food to provide these benefits.