The rapid reaction of cats to Catnip is due to the fact that the smell of this plant is similar to the smell of the pheromones contained in the urine. cats. But, if the smell of another animal usually causes sexual excitement or aggressive reaction in the case of Valerian is much more difficult.
For many cats Catnip acts excitingly, thus changing not only emotional but also hormonal. Veterinarians believe that Valerian affects the Central nervous system of cats and leads to changes in perception of reality, acting as a heavy narcotic.
The behavior of a cat "under Valerian" can be very different. Some animals show signs of sexual arousal, some begin to "misbehave" to wear around the house, tearing Wallpaper, and so on. Sometimes cats panic and can a few days after taking the drug to be afraid of sounds.
Catnip can cause cats and hallucinations: in this case, the animal may run away from an unseen enemy or to chase an imaginary game. Happen and outbreaks of aggression, when gentle domestic cat becomes a wild uncontrollable beast that can devour owners with teeth and claws.
Valerian very quickly causes cats addictive. One reason for this is that the root of the plant contains aktinidin – a substance that causes dependence is not only on domestic cats but also big cats. In addition, it is possible and commonplace alcoholism: the cats are the most sensitive to alcohol tincture of Valerian. While animals have no resistance to alcohol, so the "drunkards" they become the first time.
Passion of cats for Catnip is not universal: the smell of this plant reacts about 30% of cats and approximately 60% of cats. Kittens under the age of puberty, or completely indifferent to the smell of this drug, or avoid it.