- Our Catnip
What is it about Catnip anyway?
Catnip, Nepeta cataria, is a member of the mint family of herbs. The compound in catnip, called Nepetalactone, is what cats respond to. If you’ve never seen a cat respond to catnip, you’re in for quite a show. Licking, tumbling around, ’bunny-kicking,’ rubbing, and lots of slobbering that typically lasts for about 20 crazy, exciting minutes. After that the cat mellows out, ’resetting’ itself before it indulges in another irresistible encounter of catnip bliss. Many kinds of wild cats also react to this herb.
We work with private farmers in the USA to grow the best catnip in the world. We sample each catnip harvest and pick the highest quality based on freshness, color and aroma. No chemicals or pesticides are used in cultivation! We like to use only the leaves and flower tops for an out of this world blend that only Yeowww! Catnip has. Our curing process may be a trade secret, but wickedly strong Yeowww! organically grown catnip isn’t!
Our toys are made with durable cotton twill fabric using only vegetable-based dyes and completely filled with Yeowww! organically grown catnip and nothing else! Our toys are sold by ‘fullness’ and not by weight. We can do this because they are made in the USA. Each and every toy we make is hand-packed full of Yeowww! organically grown catnip. Cut one open and see for yourself. But watch out, the catnip will burst out!
All of our toys are handmade in the USA – something that is important to both us and our customers. The fabric is high quality cotton twill – strong enough to withstand as much scratching, biting, bunny-kicking and slobber a cat can dish out. That does not mean they are indestructible. Kitty wants whats inside the toy. That’s the point! It is healthy for them to eat it. And you can always sew up where the cat’s claws tore it. Each toy is individually stuffed and hand-sewn so people know they are getting a carefully handcrafted toy with a touch of personality.