• Although the name “catnip” itself makes us assume that it's meant specifically for cats, catnip is fine for dogs, too. So, yes, you can give your dog catnip without worry. With its tranquilizing effect — yes, it can actually calm pets — catnip is a safe herbal remedy for dogs.

  • There is no harm in allowing dogs in catnip plants as long as you dont expect them to go into raptures. While your dogs will not react to catnip like your cats do, the herb offers canines benefits too. Catnip is an herbaceous plant from the mint family that can cause sleepiness.

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    Subsequently, one may also ask, what happens if a dog gets into catnip?

    Sedative. Though catnip is a stimulant for cats, the plant has the opposite effect on dogs and is sometimes used as a sedative or nerve tonic for them. If your dog gets nervous when going to the vet or in the car, for example, try putting a few fresh catnip leaves in his drinking water.

    Can catnip make dogs crazy?

    Catnip does not affect dogs in the same way it does cats. In fact, catnip is seemingly ineffective when given to dogs as their brains dont process the chemical compound in the same way. Interestingly enough, the plant can be sprinkled into your dogs food to help ward off symptoms of diarrhea and muscle spasms.

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