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The Chemistry of Cats and Catnip

The Chemical Behind Catnip’s Effect on Cats

The Chemistry of Cats and Catnip
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Everyone knows cats go crazy for catnip. It’s an effect that’s been noted in scientific literature as far back as the 18th Century, when scientists observed¬†that cats seemed to be attracted to catnip when the plant was withered or bruised. Since then, research has managed to amass a little more detail on exactly why catnip affects cats in the way it does.

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