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 you suspect your pet may have ingested a potentially toxic substance, call the APCC at (888) 426-4435 or contact your local veterinarian as soon as possible.*

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