Read our KONG Catnip Spray review and find out why it’s such a great product to keep in your cupboard!
Produced in the US and billed as a potent, natural catnip spray, Kong Catnip Spray is one of the best selling catnip sprays on the market.
From the Kong Naturals website:
KONG Naturals Catnip Spray is made with concentrated catnip oil for maximum fun. Our oil is steam-distilled from the finest North American catnip, producing the most potent catnip oil available. For irresistible fun, spray on toys, teasers, scratchers, or cat condos. Your cat will love you for it. KONG Naturals are ecologically responsible cat products. All ingredients and oils come from natural, renewable resources. These products are designed to appeal to the natural instincts of the indoor cat, providing fun with a purpose.
Catnip is derived from the herb Nepeta catarrh, which is actually in the same plant family as both oregano and spearmint. The active part in catnip is called nepetalactone, which is understood to mimic a cat pheromone, and it’s this which produces the behaviours cat owners see whenever they break out the green stuff! Rolling around, pawing, gently purring and even drooling are all common signs that your cat’s experiencing a catnip high!
On arrival, one thing that does become apparent is that the KONG spray is quite small, certainly smaller than other catnip sprays we’d tried in the past. But what it lacks in size, the KONG catnip spray more than makes up for in potency!
The phrase ‘a little goes a long way’ is perfectly apt for the KONG spray, as just a small spray was enough to entice our cats to their new scratch post. One of our cats had taken to scratching the sofa, so we were keen to see if this would attract her to the scratch post. We were impressed at how quickly the spray seemed to help. We also found that the spray was perfect for rekindling the cats’ interest in soft toys that had long been forgotten about!
Not all cats seem to take to catnip as enthusiastically, but we were very pleased to see ours enjoying nice roll around and a scratch. In addition to this, a nice touch is that Kong catnip spray is made with distilled water, rather than alcohol as some other sprays use.
What about normal catnip?
As it turns out, KONG has you covered if you prefer catnip in its more standard form, selling their North American-made premium catnip in 1oz tins.
What we think & where to buy
KONG’s premium catnip spray is affordable, effective and makes a great training aid; for example for encouraging cats to use a new scratch post (rather than your furniture!). The spray is potent and super-easy to us, but perhaps not quite as long-lasting as standard catnip. On the plus side, it’s more convenient to use and makes much less mess!
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