Everyone knows how much cats love catnip. In fact, many cat owners use cat nip as a nice treat for their feline cats nowadays in Canada. However, Natural Toys 4 Cat does not do anything halfway, we’ve decided to take it up a notch by offering cats a product called Silver vine. It is a powerful cat attractant similar to catnip, but is barely known in the USA and very hard to find.
Silver vine, also known as Matatabi or Japanese catnip, this is a deciduous vine and also contains actinidine. Thought most cat owners are well-versed in the attributes of introducing catnip into their cat’s daily routine, far fewer are aware of the powerhouse herb silvervine. Tracing its origins to ancient China and Japan, silvervine has been in wide use for many centuries for the treatment of a variety of ailments in both humans and animals. Silvervine is a powerful edible product which enhances feelings of joy, contentment, and calmness in cats. When combined with engaging cat toys or added to cat treats, your cat reaps the benefits of improved mental well-being and feelings of overall satisfaction. Though in Canada catnip has borne the lion’s share of the herbal market for cats, silvervine is quickly gaining in popularity.
There are many good reasons to make the switch from nip to silver vine. First, the silver vine is natural, non-toxic, and can benefit your cat’s overall health and well-being. It provides:
- Reduces stress and anxiety
- Sharpens hunting skills
- It may even provide medicinal benefits.
Beyond this, a recent study from the The American Journal of Animal and Veterinary Sciences published an abstract that came to the conclusion: “Behavioral research on silver vine as an aid to enrichment devices for felines is an unexplored area. Silver vine has much potential for use with enrichment devices and is very easy to use.”
Most cat experts agree that around 50% of cats don’t give a meow about catnip. It’s not about turning up their whiskered noses at the herb. Instead, it’s all about the missing catnip gene–these cats simply don’t have the gene that causes them to react excitedly to catnip.
Think silvervine just might be the “cat’s meow”? Learn more about this beloved cat product at https://buynaturaltoys4cat.ca/collections/all/chew-toys. Your cat will thank you for it!