A fun alternative to catnip! Meowy Janes Valerian Root Powder is a perfect alternative for cats who don’t react to catnip. For cats who love catnip, it can be a fun way to switch up a regular playtime routine!
The powder form makes an amazing rub for toys as it clings right to them! A small amount goes a long way!
Valerian Root contains two naturally occurring chemicals- actinidine and valeric acid. Valeric acid acts similarly to a cat pheromone, while actinidine is structurally similar to the nepetalactone in catnip. It causes a similar reaction!
Cats will find the stinky cheese, hint of mint, wet earth-esque scent of Valerian root irresistible. It’s smell can be a little pungent at first, but up close it smells nice! Your cat will especially think so.
***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. Most cats LOVE valerian root, 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!