Primary Medicinal Uses
Release of intestinal gas, sedation, antispasmodic, relieving vomiting, diuretic
Fresh or chopped dried herb, water infusions, tinctures
Common Uses

Can help ease flatulence and stomach upset.

Can help calm the nerves and promotes restful sleep in most animals. Catnip is an excellent herb for high-strung animals that get digestive upset due to stress.


For calming nerves and digestive upset, give 12-20 drops of a glycerin-based tincture for every 20 pounds of animal’s body weight, 10-20 minutes before stressful event.

For long periods of stress, the tincture can be added to the animal’s water, 12 drops per 8 ounces of water. Dry catnip can also be added to the food at a dosage of 1/8 to 1/2 teaspoon per pound of food fed.

Wulff-Tilford, Mary, and Gregory L. Tilford. All You Ever Wanted to Know About Herbs for Pets. Irvine, CA: BowTie, 1999. Print.