Video: Why Do Cats Like Valerian?
Valerian is not indifferent to domestic cats, but also wild ones. Lev once, having only sniffed the valerian tincture, became so excited that he broke off the iron drinker welded to the bars of his cage. And the cougars from this potion start jumping like crazy.
Domestic cats living in city apartments are very persistently begging for valerian roots, persistently trying to get to them. Cats that enjoy freedom also try to get valerian by any means. They get into the pharmacy warehouses, where they dry and store the roots of this plant, and gnaw, eat them there. If valerian grows near their home, they dig up the roots and eat them too.
Cats have different attitudes towards valerian. As a rule, cats are very interested in her, cats are generally indifferent to her.
Sniffing valerian, cats wag the tip of their tail, which they usually do when they are worried.
However, they are attracted not only by the smell of the roots of this plant. The tincture is also quite suitable, however, for some, the dose is important. Some cats, which poured valerian in a saucer, drink it with pleasure. Others show clear signs of fear and disgust. But the drops on the floor are licked with pleasure, and then they rub against this place with their cheeks, neck, and lie on it.
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For cats and cats, Valerian is a drug. One cat, which was five years old and who was constantly given valerian, and began to look appropriately: lost weight, her coat became disheveled.
When the arousal period ends, cats usually sleep soundly, sometimes for three to four hours straight. Experiments have shown that with the help of valerian, a drug can be induced in a cat, and with very high doses, death.
Like humans, cats enjoy their drug. In addition, valerian causes sexual arousal in them.
And the last thing. Since valerian relaxes spasms in the gastrointestinal tract, it is possible that some cats with abdominal pain "beg" valerian to use it as a medicine.
Source: Lyudmila Stishkovskaya. 1000 Tips on How to Treat Pets