Comprehensive Guide to Cat Wine
Cat wine does not contain alcohol, but instead has catnip, which has a psychoactive effect on many cats. Around 50% of cats are sensitive to the effects of catnip, kittens are not sensitive to catnip until they are around 3 to 6 months old. If your cat is sensitive to catnip they will also be sensitive to cat wine. You might want to try giving catnip to your cat first to see if they have a reaction before going through the process of making the cat wine.
How to make Cat Wine at Home
Making catnip wine is really simple. There are only a few ingredients and it’s easy to make at home. The total time to make catnip wine is about 20 minutes. The advantages of making it at home are that you can use quality ingredients if you prefer, make it strong or weak, don’t need to use any coloring, don’t need any preservatives, don’t need added salt.
3 cups of water
1 cup of dry catnip
a couple drops of beet food coloring (optional)
a few drops flavoring such as salmon oil (optional)
- Mix water and dry catnip in a pan
- Simmer on low for about 15 minutes
- Remove from heat and let sit until cool
- Use a cheesecloth or filter to separate out the web catnip
- Squeeze out the liquid from the wet catnip and throw the wet catnip away
- Add beet food coloring (optional) to the catnip liquid to make it the desired color
- Add salmon or other flavoring (optional)
Cat Wine Buying Guide
There are many different types of cat wine available. I’m going to explain a little about some of the most popular brands and differences in ingredients. Bottles tend to cost between about $7 – $15 each depending on the size.
*If you are worried about your cat not liking cat wine, you might want to look into one of the brands with added flavoring ingredients, such as salmon oil, or buy salmon oil and add it yourself.