An alternative treat to catnip that’s even more intense – Silvervine Powder!
Many cats love Silvervine even if they have no reaction to catnip!
A 2017 study found that one in three cats do not respond to catnip but that 80 percent of all cats respond to Silvervine. For cats who have no reaction to catnip, it is an excellent alternative. If your cat already loves catnip, Silvervine can be a great addition to their playtime repertoire !
Each resealable metal tin contains 1.5 fl oz of silvervine powder which is enough to last many play times. Sprinkle a small pinch on a favorite toy, scratching post, or wherever you want to encourage your cat to play. Your cat will feel the effects for anywhere from 5 – 30 minutes.
To make our natural Silvervine Powder, we very finely grind up the dried fruit of an ivy like plant called the Actinindia Polygama that is native to the mountains of Eastern Asia. Although relatively unknown in Northern America, the silver vine plant is very popularly used in Japan and China as a cat stimulant.
Typical behaviors of cats on silvervine include rolling, chin and cheek rubbing, meowing, drooling and licking. Some cats will become kitten-like playing with toys and catching a case of the zoomies. Others will be more relaxed and will chill out in a dreamlike state.
There is a saying about Silvervine in Japan that goes- ““neko ni matatabi, joro ni koban” which translates to ” Silvervine is to cats as money is to a prostitute.” Simply put, cats LOVE Silvervine!
***NOTE*** Not all cats react to the essential oils of each cat attractant plant in the same way. Which they prefer is based on genetics, their mood, the day, and how they like to play. Just like catnip, most cats LOVE silvervine, but there is a small percentage of cats who don’t react to it. Each product we offer does have a different appeal to different cats, and the majority like most- but just like us, they have their preferences! If you are unsure what your cat likes, the Sampler box is an awesome way to try it all and see what your cat prefers!