Product Type: Johnson's cat accessories
Newest Review: ... 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... more
Catnip - it's the cat's whiskers
Johnson's Catnip spray
Member Name: SpiderDreams
Johnson's Catnip spray
Advantages: very effective, lasts for ages
Disadvantages: squirty button will sometimes leak
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Summary: Cats love it