I was wondering about trying catnip on my anxious non neutered male cat. I found an alternative (Valerian Root) that is available at a very low cost compared to catnip. The Valerian root that I found cheap is dried one.

Will it have the same effect as fresh root?

  • In general, fresh herbs and spices are more potent than their dried counterparts. I've used dried valerian root myself, and although it was effective, the smell and taste are VILE. Good luck getting your cat to consume that! – RichieACC Jun 18 '18 at 13:59
  • This sounds like the beginning of an answer, @RichieACC - Try to avoid answering the question in the comments :) – Henders Jun 18 '18 at 14:47
  • So should I try dried one? or just get a branded catnip? – Daniyal Javaid Jun 18 '18 at 19:32
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    the most effective thing you can do is to get your cat neutered and your cats problem is solved. – trond hansen Jun 19 '18 at 6:21

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