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      06.11.2012 22:20
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      Cats love it

      After getting Twix (cat in my profile pic) we needed to help him realise what was cat toy and what was furniture! He was expressing himself nicely on the sofa, stairs, rug etc

      With a few scratch posts around I wanted something that would draw his attention. I did have some powdery cat nip but it wasn't easy to rub on the scratch post and didn't really keep the cats enjoyment.

      So when I saw this, I thought I would give it a go.

      ~Appearance~
      The bottle is made from a sturdy plastic, cylindrical and with a simple push top squirt mechanism. A small clear plastic lid sits on the top (and was instantly lost!) The label at the front is yellow with a picture of a cat on the front (in case you forget why you bought it!) and states that it is concentrated spray.

      The back of the label gives the usual information, how it is made, directions for use and the amount. The bottle is in 100ml.


      ~Use~
      Simple enough to use, shake the bottle well before each application. Keep about 15 - 20cm away from where you are spraying. NEVER spray onto the animal.

      The mist is soft and doesn't go all over the place like some sprays. As with any sprays, it is always recommended to test an area if you are spraying it on anything like cat beds etc. I have never yet experienced it staining.

      It can be sprayed on toys, scratch posts or cat beds. Personally I never use it on cat beds as my cats like to lick catnip and since they shed on their beds a lot, it can end up with them having hair balls.

      I use this spray whenever I bring in a new cat toy or changed their cat tree to a new one, to encourage them to use it.

      However I prefer to limit the use of this as some cats can get overly used to catnip if it's used all the time and so you won't get the same reaction.


      ~Reaction~
      All cats are different. Some will smell catnip and go crazy, running around the house. Others will mellow, lying and rubbing on the area. All three of my cats react differently but all seem to enjoy it. However it can make them very playful (with claws!) so we usually leave them to it once it has been applied.

      The instant I put it on the cat scratch post, all the cats were lining up to have a good scratch and I did notice an immediate reduction in them scratching the sofa.


      ~Points~
      The actual product is excellent and lasts for ages especially if you do limit it rather than using it every day!

      However the spray press-button only gives you maybe 2 squirts each time before it starts leaking catnip from around the squirter which can mean you have catnip all over your hands. The small plastic lid isn't attached (which would be better) and so is easy to lose if it pops off.


      ~Prices~
      I've seen prices ranging from £3.25 to £4.75 at different places. I purchased mine from Pets at Home and it was around the £3.50 cost. I think this is pretty good for how long it has lasted and how much enjoyment the cats get from it.

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        29.09.2010 14:42
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        A simple to use catnip spray to liven up toys and cats definitely recommended

        One of the frustrations I find about cat toys is how quickly the effects of cat nip seem to wear off with them. So when I was browsing a pet shop a few years ago and stubble on this spray I thought it would be a great way to liven up old cat toys for our two fussy felines and I wasn't wrong.

        What is it?
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        The Johnson's spray comes in a plastic recyclable 100ml bottle. The spray is a press a button pump action spray rather than an aerosol. The spray within the bottle is made from the oil from catnip plants. It tends to cost me around £3-4 a bottle depending on special offers.

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        I have to say I am more than please with this product and have gone through a few bottles since discovering the product a few years ago. The pump action spray works a treat and I have never had any problems getting it to come out of the bottle. It comes out of the bottle in a fine mist not dissimilar to that of Febreze air freshener really. I tend to hold the toy that is being freshened up about 20 centimetres away from the bottle so that it gets a coating without ending up being drenched. The recommended that you give the bottle a shake first before spraying which I always do. I think this must be to mix the mixture up inside. The first few times I used it I put too much on and because the mouse was soaked it was left untouched and not play with it but a day or so later once it had dried out Sweep was more than happy to play with it.

        Now one of my cats likes catnip and goes mental when she plays with them and the other is not really bothered by it all. Sweep who is the cat nip addict seems to find the smell from the spray as intoxicating as she does when we first give her a new catnip toy. This to me is a great reason for buying and using this spray as it gives me more life out of her toys than we would normally get. Personally when I sniff the spray have to say it isn't as strong to my nose as fresh catnip from the garden or a new toy smell but to Sweep it doesn't seem to matter and that's the individual who matters in this case.

        The manufacture says that this can be sprayed on bedding, scratching posts and toys I personally have only used it on the cat's toys as I don't want their bedding to be attacked in catnip frenzy by Sweep.

        As you only need a couple of squirts of this bottle to liven up a toy I find that one bottle lasts at least 6-8 months before I need to buy another. It is worthwhile mentioning that these bottles have a use by date on them, so given how long they last it is always worthwhile checking the shelf life on a bottle. This is because I believe that the catnip aroma like all aromatherapy oils will fade after this time and be not as effective.

        Overall I would definitely recommend this spray to cat owners who have catnip loving pets as it definitely works in my opinion and can add to life of other toys.

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        24.09.2010 10:42
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        I didn't think my cats were fussed by the scent of cat nip but they have one particular toy which is cat nip scented which they go absolutely crazy over and play with everyday. I was surprised when the day came when they just were not interested in the toy. To be honest, I was a litte disheartened as they have had the toy since they were babies so in a last ditch effort to see if they would play with it once more, I purchased a bottle of Johnson's Cat Nip spray.

        Johnson's Cat Nip spray comes in a 100ml bottle which has a spray nozzle. It cost me £3.99 from a local pet shop. It gives you instructions on the back on how to use it and how much to spray. The instructions say to spray it between 15-20cm away from the surface which you are spraying it on. The cat nip spray can be sprayed on any cat toy or surface to interest your cat again.

        Don't get too trigger happy with the spray though as if you use too much on it the toy will have a wet feeling and will feel drenched in the cat nip.

        I took to the once beloved toy and sprayed one spray of the cat nip on to it. I dangled it in front of my cats and suddenly there was renewed interest in it. Both of my cats were playing with it again, bouncing, prancing, pouncing. I have to admit I was pretty pleased. It does seem as though my cats like a certain cat nip. I went further and sprayed the cat nip spray on toys which had been long forgotten and over the days both cats started to play with them again. They acted as though they had been given new toys.

        I honestly and truely did not think my cats had any interest in cat nip because they have toys that they play with which do not have cat nip in them but this spray really proved me wrong and they do actually like cat nip. It makes something in their minds click and just sends them crazy for a good half an hour.

        I think that the 100ml bottle of spray will last a good while as you only really need to do one spray on each toy to get a good covering of cat nip on it.

        I highly recommend the spray to reintroduce those long forgotten toys to your cats.

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        20.09.2010 11:40
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        Renewing your cat toys: Johnson's Catnip spray

        When you have a cat you will notice that sometimes he will got bored and simply not play with certain toys anymore. His favourite mice is suddenly left in the corner of the house. Also that scratching post gets less popular and he's finding his way to the couch again. It's quiet normal that a cat loses interest in certain things and the best way to solve it is using a Catnip spray.

        Catnip is a stimulant for cat that's that drive them crazy in a positive way. It normally only last for a few minutes but in the that they will have the time of their life! It's really just like a drug and you should not indulge the cat to much with this because he might get addicted and can't life without it. I bought the Johnson's Catnip spray which comes in a 100ml bottle and costs around 4 pounds.

        The spray is very easy to use and you can spray it on toys, scratching posts or any other surface you want to cover. You have to spray it about 15 to 20 centimetre away from the surface. You can spray it a little bit and just make sure the surface doesn't get wet because than you sprayed too much.

        It works great on toys he lost interest and also on the scratching post that became less popular. For the first few minutes he really goes mental when a toy that I just sprayed and after that the effect is less but still noticeable. Toys that he never touched suddenly become popular again and the same is with the scratching post. I really don't want to use it too often so I mainly use it once a two weeks or sometimes even a month.

        You can get this bottle for 4 pounds which I don't think is expensive. You can last months with the same bottle depending of course the times you use it. Since I only got one cat it is still lasting me now after a couple of months. I think it's a great product but just be careful that you don't use it too much.

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          18.09.2010 05:39
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          A great product for many cats that makes them feel happy and contented.

          I first bought my cats some Johnson's Catnip Spray over a year ago and have been using it with my cats as a treat every now and then since.

          I usually buy the 150ml bottle of the cat nip spray for £3 from our local little pet shop, but it is widely available in all good pet shops and some supermarket pet aisles too if you're lucky. For that price I consider it to be a bargain for the amount of pleasure my 4 cats get out of a whiff of it!

          The product comes in a pump action spray bottle with a plastic lid and is very easy to use - all you do is give a few sprays of the cat nip mist onto something they're going to play with, and you're set! I usually spray this onto their toys and scratching post, to encourage them to use it and to give them a bit of an excitement boost. It can also be used on cat nip toys, such as cat nip mice to boost the level of cat nip scent about them if the toy is getting a bit old.

          When I've sprayed this on the scratching post the cats get very excited initially rolling all over the base of the scratching post and getting a very contented look on their faces. They will sit and lick, nuzzle and generally molest any toys that I've sprayed with the cat nip spray, and after the initial rush to the toys the effect on them is a very natural feeling relaxation. If you're ever seen a cat nip bush growing, you'll know that the bushes themselves have the same effect, so I have no hestitation in using this naturally-derived spray to give the cats a bit of a treat.

          I generally give the toys a top up with the spray once a week, although you can use it more often I suppose. I only use mine that little because it becomes more of a treat for them and I don't want them to become too used to the scent and no longer be affected by it.

          The Johnson's Cat nip spray is a great product that when used sparingly lasts a long time - a bottle can last me 6 months usually, so that's good value in my opinion, plus my cats love it. The only downside is that cat nip doesn't seem to work on every cat, but for that much money it's worth a try if you've not tested whether your cat likes cat nip or not!

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          18.09.2010 00:03
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          Something many cats enjoy

          Johnson's Catnip spray is something we have bought to use as an enhancement product which can help to make a pleasurable combined play time for the cats. Its something that you can use to give a light 'top up' spray onto cats play toys too. It can extend the catnip life of products that already have a certain amount on catnip on them, as over time the alluring abilities of the catnip in these products can fade without a top up.

          We have found that Johnson's Catnip spray has worked rather well with our cats and has provided them with some very happy playful moments which later move on to a more relaxed, happy and satisfied pet. The spray can work with many cats but won't have the same effect on every one, so its something that needs to be tried out to see how it will work for your own pet.

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          To use the Johnson's Catnip spray all we usually do is take off the clear plastic lid and then use the handy pump spray fitment to spray a few well aimed light sprays of the catnip onto the areas we want the cats to take interest in. The spray is very simple to operate and only requires a light pressing down action to pump out a good amount of the catnip.

          The bottle that the Johnson's Catnip spray comes in makes it easy to store as the product is sealed within and so won't dry out at all. The cost of the product is around £2.99 to £3.99 when we have bought it. As it is long lasting, with only a little needed each time, I feel thats not too bad. We have found that the spray works well on scratching posts and all manner of kitty cat toys. It can also be used in bedding too.

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          Having used this on many items ranging from chewy little mice toys to fluffy cats toys, I have to say its best not to over spray the item too much as it will end up rather wet and then need a drying off time prior to use. This is not ideal as it will mean the catnip effect has slightly worn off before your cat gets it paws on any catnip based fun.

          Anything that our cats generally use as a playtime activity can be given a quick spritz of the catnip. They seem to really enjoy the catnip and so its something we use very now and then to enhance their play time. It can result in lots of playful chasing about at times, but can also send our cats into a catnip filled rolling about behaviour during which they seem to be very happy indeed.

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          You can easily tell if the Johnson's Catnip spray has worked its magic on your cat, as the effects are very clearly seen, beginning with a bit of light nuzzling and licking. Do be prepared for a slightly drooly looking but happy cat sometimes too. As the catnip in the spray does sometimes result in this type of side effect.

          To give Johnson's Catnip spray a rating I feel it ought to get 4 stars. It works well with most but not all cats and the 150ml spray lasts well if used sparingly and only every now and then. We wouldn't use it on a daily basis but can recommend it as an occasional treat for your pets to enjoy.

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            20.04.2010 11:13
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            You know you want to try it!

            I bought Johnson's catnip spray after buying a catnip spray from Pets at Home that didn't work on Merlin. I had heard fairly good things about Johnsons so decided to give it a go.

            Johnson's concentrated catnip comes in a spray tube. A 100ml bottle will cost around £4.00. The bottle informs you that it will bring pleasure to your cat and help to deter destructive scratching. The product is really easy to use, as you just need to spray it 15-20 cm away from the surface which you want to cover. You can use this product on scratching posts and toys, but is also suitable to use on some fabrics. You do need to be careful not to spray too closely or the surface will become wet. The product has a very mild scent to it but it's hardly noticeable so it won't bother you in the slightest and your kitty will be in heaven!

            So what is catnip? Catnip is made from the dried leaves of the catmint, which surprisingly enough is part of the mint family! It basically works as a stimulant for your cat and will send he/she bonkers! The effects last for a few (very amusing) minutes, where your cat will rub, roll around and even eat the catnip. Catnip should not be given too regularly as cats can become used to it. Not all cats are susceptible to the effects of catnip though and you shouldn't really give it to kittens under six months old. Apparently catnip can also have an effect on big cats, such as lions, which I'd love to see!

            Merlin isn't a particularly destructive scratcher, though if you see my computer chair you would probably disagree! Therefore I didn't buy the product for this aspect. Occasionally though I do like to just spray his scratching post and bed and thought this was particularly handy when we moved house to stop him from scratching any furniture from the stress of the move.

            I mainly use the catnip spray to let Merlin have some pleasure and to make me laugh for a few minutes! However, I do feel slightly mean giving him it as although it's perfectly safe and he enjoys it, I feel like I'm giving him drugs! When I first gave Merlin this spray he went completely crazy, it was quite a shock as a previous spray we had purchased just hadn't worked. After rubbing around for a couple of minutes he went running around the house like a mad cat, jumping up on everything and he was definitely having a good time. Merlin still loves this catnip spray and although I don't use it regularly Merlin doesn't go quite so crazy anymore, generally just sticking to rubbing himself on it.

            When I use this, I spray it on an old cushion which he can rub around on and scratch with no worries of him ruining anything. At first Merlin wouldn't eat this spray but recently he's taken to licking it off the cushion, though when he does this the effects don't seem to be quite so strong, but he clearly enjoys it. The cushion I use catnip on is made of some sort of silky material and you can clearly see where it's been sprayed. However, using it on other fabrics such as his throw and bed haven't caused any staining.

            I would recommend this catnip spray as it's no more expensive than other brands out there and it really works! For those of you who haven't seen the effects of catnip I would suggest a quick trip to YouTube for some very amusing videos!

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              02.01.2009 15:10
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              Thoroughly recommended for cats who like a bit of nip!

              I've been buying Johnson's catnip spray for many years now. I think I first bought some about 14 years ago when my two cats were tiny. It comes in a pump bottle with a mostly yellow label, a picture of a cat on the front and some instructons on the back. The bottle is 100ml in size so it lasts a long time as you only need a couple of squirts at a time.

              The spray comes out in a mist and if you hold the nozzle 15-20 cms from the item you wish to spray doesn't make it too wet but if you hold it closer it can drench the toy or bedding which is not really the idea!

              I'm well ware not all cats like catnip but for those that do this spray can be very useful. Any toys they have lost interest in can be refreshed by using a couple of squirts of this. If you buy them a new bed and they're wary about using it some of this spray can make it a much more appealing place to lay and if they scratch areas you don't want them to some of this catnip spray on a correct scratching area can entice them to use that instead.

              Personally I only use it to refresh toys, not too often as cats can get bored of it if you use it repeatedly, but just when my two lads lose interest in their toys to perk them up a bit. It does make the toys damp but not for long and does provoke renewed interest in them for a day or so.

              The spray does have a scent, very mild catnip is how it smells to me but I also use fresh leaves occasionally and they're very strong so it's mild compared to fresh leaves.

              The instructions are to shake well and spray from about 15-20 cms away from the object you're spraying. It should be kept away from children, food, water and delicate surfaces so if in doubt try a test patch.

              The 100ml bottle costs £3.59 and is available from every pet shop I've ever been in so it's widely available.

              As far as my boys go they like a bit of extra catnip misted onto their toys every so often. I probably use this once a week at most if they seem bored with their stuff! It does get the usual catnip reaction and provides them with a few minutes of excitement and play. The dampness on their toys soon dries and I only use a couple of squirts at a time. My current bottle has lasted me months and I still have lots left so I probably only buy a bottle a year. There is a best before date down the side of the label and these bottles seem to have a couple of years use judging by how far away that is on mine.

              Overall for any cats who do like catnip this is a handy addition to have in to encourage them to play, it's cheap and lasts ages and keeps their catnip toys smelling as they should!

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