Additional Common Names: Catswort, Catmint
Scientific Name: Nepeta cataria
Family: Lamiaceae
Toxicity: Toxic to Cats
Toxic Principles: Nepetalactone
Clinical Signs: Many cats love catnip, but it can cause vomiting and diarrhea. It makes some cats sedated and others stimulated.

If your pet ingested this plant, contact your local veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at 888-426-4435.*

* A $65 consultation fee may apply.

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