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Best Cat Toys: Yeowww!® Catnip Products

Raise your hand if this has happened to you: You find the coolest cat toy ever. It’s amazing. It’s got feathers. It says it has catnip. It’s everything your cat could want and more. You excitedly bring it home, pull it out of the bag, give it to your cat and … he walks away and starts batting the plastic bag. WE HAVE ALL BEEN THERE! Yeowww!® Catnip toys to the rescue.

Yeowww Catnip Sardines in Container
Container with three Stinkies inside.

Yeowww!® Catnip, made by DuckyWorld, has the best slogan: Catnip Toys That Actually Work – and they’re right. I’ll give you a short overview of how this incredible herb works and why Yeowww!® products are the way to go for your fur babies. If you already know all about the ‘nip, scroll to the end to see my product recs.

cat with stuffed banana
Jessebelle loves her Yeowww! ‘nana.

What Is Catnip?

Meet Nepetalactone – He’s Quite the Seducer

catnip plant
Image by rebeck96 from Pixabay

According to Scientific American and vet Ramona Turner, catnip plants are in the mint family. In the stems and leaves, you’ll find a volatile oil, nepetalactone, which is responsible for cats’ reactions. Nepetalactone – you sneaky, sneaky devil! A few more fun facts:

  • The oil elicits a response in 70-80% of cats, including exotic big cats (lions, tigers, etc.)
  • Response is hereditary.
  • Behaviors are similar to a female in heat: rubbing, rolling around, and vocalizing.
  • Symptoms lasts about 10 minutes, then the cat is immune for 30 minutes.

How Does Catnip Work?

Cats Feel Like It’s Sexy Time

Catnip is basically Austin Power’s mojo for cats.
  1. Nepetalactone (volatile oil) enters nasal tissue.
  2. Binds to protein receptors.
  3. Sensory neurons are stimulated.
  4. Neurons in olfactory bulb project to the amygdala and hypothalamus in the brain.
  5. The cat reacts to an artificial cat pheromone, and acts like it’s sexy time.

Source: Scientific American and vet Ramona Turner.

What Makes Yeowww!® Toys Special

Extremely Potent, Premium Catnip Inside Every USA-Made Toy

two cats with stuffed banana
Jessebelle was not sharing her Yeowww! banana with her sister.

DuckyWorld ( makers of Yeowww!®) work with private farmers to ensure organically grown premium catnip with the highest quality freshness, color, and aroma. A “signature all leaf and flower top blend ensures Yeowww!® Catnip to be the most effective on the market.” One of the biggest pros: their products DO NOT contain cotton fillers or plastic pieces like other toys do. The cotton twill pieces are filled 100% with catnip. Each toy is always hand-stuffed and sewn in the USA.a

My Yeowww!® Product Picks

Yeowww!® Banana

Yeowww Catnip Banana
The Yeowww! Catnip banana is one of my favorite toys. Nearly all of my fosters and resident cats love to hold it and rabbitfoot it from here to eternity.

Yeowww!® “Stinkies” Catnip Sardines

Yeowww Catnip Sardines
The Yeowww! sardines are small but still very effective. Cats like to hold them in their front paws and nibble on them.

Shop All Yeowww! Products Here

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By LizsKittyBootCamp

Hi, I'm Liz, and I'm a cat behaviorist who provides advice and insights on cat behavior.

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