Will Catnip Hurt Dogs?

What happens if a dog eat catnip?

The answer is yes, catnip is completely safe for dogs to ingest! The catch is that catnip has the complete opposite effect on dogs as it does on cats. While it acts as a very effective stimulant for cats, it is actually a sedative for dogs.

Will a catnip toy hurt a dog?

Although a little catnip is OK for dogs, catnip toys are not designed for dogs. The danger in letting a dog play with a cat toy is that your dog could swallow squeakers, rattles, fillings or other teeny parts of a toy that was designed for smaller animals (cats) to play with.

Will catnip help my dog's anxiety?

Catnip to help him relax. Catnip can be a safe and gentle way to reduce canine anxiety during stressful situations. While the herb causes a frenzied reaction in many felines, it typically has the opposite effect on dogs. A mild relaxant, it takes the edge off when pooches start to stress out.

What is the catnip equivalent for dogs?

The “catnip” equivalent for dogs, as mentioned earlier, is anise or aniseed. The flowering plant is native to southwest Asia and the eastern Mediterranean and shares characteristics with star anise, licorice, and fennel.