Is The Catnip Replaceable?
Sometimes it is, and there will be a pocket which can be opened in a soft toy or a section which can be refilled in harder toys.
If the catnip in the toy you have chosen is not replaceable, you can always roll the toy in loose catnip or spray a solution onto it to get the scent back.
Can Catnip Harm My Cat?
There is no proof that catnip is harmful at all. If your cat were to ingest or smell too much of it then it could make them sleepy rather than excited or could make them a little nauseous, but there is no proof that it will cause anything more than this. It is non-toxic even when ingested.
Always check the toys for damage if you’re concerned about them getting into it, and if you don’t know how your cat will react to catnip you may wish to test it out on an existing toy before buying a dedicated one.
How Much Catnip Should I Use In A Toy?
They all hold various amounts. It is thought that cats can smell catnip at a ratio of 1:1 billion in the air, so always start it small and increase slightly if the reaction wears off.
Some toys can hold an adaptable amount of catnip, so purchase one of these if you’re unsure how much it will take for your cat at first. If using a spray, one squirt should be enough.