Why You Should Grow Herbs For Your Cat

Let's discuss why you should grow herbs for your cat. Gardening can be a great pastime, and it can also be beneficial to your cat. Herbs can healthy keep both you and your feline healthy, plus herbs can be helpful for treating ailments. If you've never gardened before and don't even have room for a garden you can still grow herbs you just need a sunny window sill or a balcony. Continue reading to find out which herbs you should grow.

Your cat will love you even more than they already do if you grow catnip for them. You can buy catnip from the store or you can grow it and always have a supply. Not every cat is affected by catnip, but the ones that feel the effects love it. Catnip may make your cat appear drunk and silly, it makes cats really happy. Your cat gets to enjoy the catnip and you get to enjoy your cat being entertainment for awhile.

Since catnip actually only affects about half of cats you may want to also try growing at Thyme. It is an herb that makes cats happy and content. This herb may soothe your cat, but it does have an odor that you might not like.

Goldenseal is an herb that may be useful to you and your cat. It can be used as a natural disinfectant on wounds and if combined with saline it can help your cat's swollen eyes caused by an infection.

If your cat has allergies and gets itchy you should plant the herbs Cat's Claw and Dandelion Root. These together are great for stopping itching because they contain natural cortisone. Licorice Root also works as a natural cortisone to help soothe itchy felines. It can also help with digestive issues and respiratory problems. Licorice Root is a must if your cat has arthritis because it has anti-inflammatory properties.

Make sure you know what you're doing when using herbs as natural remedies for your cat.

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