Help me score some Meowie Wowie!
October 22, 2017 4:14 PM   Subscribe

What is your favorite brand and source of ultra-super-duper strong catnip? I want to send my kitty kids into orbit!

I'd like to spoil my cats with some "Meowie Wowie" - very strong, aromatic, potent catnip! Tell me your best brands and sources - I'm in California for in-person stuff, but I can buy online from anywhere. The 'nip I get at Petco and the like seems rather weaksauce to me. I want the good, strong-smelling stuff!

I've also seen some "feline herbal blends" in pet store lately like valerian/silver vine/lavender blends and so on. Do your cats like them? If so, do they have a favorite? Do people on Etsy or other sites make a nice potent blend?
posted by Rosie M. Banks to Pets & Animals (8 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: The wirecutter just did a deep dive on catnip.
posted by thatone at 4:29 PM on October 22, 2017 [2 favorites]

Best answer: In California, you can grow your own fresh stuff year round! It grows fine in a container on your patio or porch (you might need to protect it from neighbor cats!) and the fresh stuff is lovely and potent.
posted by The otter lady at 4:54 PM on October 22, 2017 [2 favorites]

Yeowww is good stuff. We buy their toys rather than the loose nip, but they’re still strong.
posted by Metroid Baby at 5:51 PM on October 22, 2017 [1 favorite]

Best answer: I also came in here to recommend the Yeowww cat nip. I've used both there loose leaf cat nip and also their catnip toys. I've tried other brands, but this seems to be way better than the other stuff I found at petco. I order the Yeowww products from Amazon.
posted by litera scripta manet at 5:57 PM on October 22, 2017 [1 favorite]

Forgot to include the link to the Yeowww loose leaf cat nip in my first comment, so here it is.
posted by litera scripta manet at 5:59 PM on October 22, 2017

Catnip banana (as linked above) is the best toy. I have seen so many cats carry it around. The texture, the shape, the weight, the catnip -- all seem to be perfect.

If you have two cats, you should probably get two so they don't fight over one.
posted by amtho at 8:14 PM on October 22, 2017 [2 favorites]

Man, that damn banana. My cat hugs it, bites it, runs around the house with it, gets emotional at it, the works.

As for silver vine: yeah, my cat likes it. I got it in powder form (??) and sprinkled it onto things and he really freaked out. I don't really think powder form is the best for my applications, though.
posted by destructive cactus at 10:23 PM on October 22, 2017

Response by poster: Followup: I got my cattie crew some loose Yeoww! and a couple of Yeoww!-stuffed bananas and they were a huge hit. My tuxedo cat Jack was especially enamored. Going to mark this resolved. Thanks for the recommendations! I also might try growing my own.
posted by Rosie M. Banks at 4:19 PM on November 3, 2017

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