When it comes to the two common garden plants, catnip and catmint are very often confused. In fact, while researching this topic for myself I came across several sources with conflicting information. So when it comes to catnip vs. catmint, what are the differences? Are they really the same plant? Catnip and catmint are both varieties of the genus Nepeta, of which there … [Read more...] about Catnip vs. Catmint: Are They Really the Same?
Cats and Plants
If there's one thing that many cats love, it's catnip. It's super cheap, readily available, easily grown at home, and found in a range of cat products from toys to scratchers. Cats go so nuts for it that some people even refer to it as "kitty crack" or "kitty weed", which begs the question, can cats overdose on catnip? Catnip isn't addictive and your cat can't really … [Read more...] about Can Cats Overdose on Catnip?
If you have ever tried to keep cats out of your yard, or away from a certain area of your house, you know that it can prove challenging. You may have considered some type of cat repellent and found yourself wondering, "what smells do cats hate?" Smell is one of the most effective ways to deter cats away from specific areas because in the world of cats, smell is … [Read more...] about What Smells Do Cats Hate? (Plus a Safe, Easy Cat Repellent)
There are certain herbs and fresh vegetables to watch out for when it comes to the safety of your cat, but is basil on the list? Are you wondering is basil toxic to cats? You can rest assured most plants are actually not harmful to cats in any way, although there are some you need to watch out for. In short, basil is non-toxic to cats (and dogs) according to the ASPCA. It … [Read more...] about Is Basil Toxic to Cats?
If you're trying to research how to grow cat grass indoors at home, don't let yourself get overwhelmed by all the conflicting information you may stumble upon. I want to make it clear that there is not just ONE "correct" way to grow it. There are different types of grasses, different types of containers, different mediums for seeds (I've seen tutorials for how to grow it … [Read more...] about How To Grow Cat Grass (Indoors): Ultimate Beginners Guide