Video of a cat in contact with catnip catnip
Here is a video that explains and describes the response of cats to catnip. This video is in English but the pictures speak for themselves.
The substitute catnip
It is a mixture of young shoots of cereals facilitating the digestion of the cat and the regurgitation of his hair.
Most of the time, grass sold as catnip in supermarkets, garden centers or pet stores is a mixture of cereals containing barley, oats, wheat and rye .
If this herb has no exciting properties like real catnip, it is still appreciated by most cats, especially those who do not have access to a piece of greenery.
Its consumption helps to regurgitate the balls of hairs accumulated in the stomach, and the fibers it contains facilitate the intestinal transit of the animal.
On the other hand, it has no action against digestive parasites .