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Cat Goes To The Beach For The First Time And Can’t Stop Smiling About It

 a cat sitting on top of a beach

a cat lying on top of a sandy beacha cat sitting on a chair

 

Some people were hanging out on the beach when they suddenly noticed a cat, relaxing in the sand with her owner. As they approached the cat, they couldn’t help but notice how happy the kitty was — and were delighted when they learned why. Whether she was lounging in her beach chair  a cat lying on top of a chairor digging her feet into the sand, the sweet cat just couldn’t contain her joy, and her cute little smile and big eyes said it all. a cat sitting on top of a sandy beach© Facebook/Travel Secrets club

“Cat owner says it’s her first time going to the beach,” Semsema Mahmoud wrote in a post on Facebook.

When you see just how happy this cat is to be at the beach, you can’t help but smile, and she’s definitely the kind of joy we need in the world right now! 

… and she was so happy about it, she literally couldn’t stop smiling.  © Facebook/Travel Secrets club

What a Happy Happy story!

What is Catnip?

Catnip is a recreational substance for cats’ enjoyment and aids in digestion. Catnip is harmless and non-addictive — so cat owners need not worry. Catnip, a natural member of the mint family, is a perennial herb with the botanical name “Nepeta Cataria.” The catnip plant has a hairy, square stalk. Its green-grey leaves are heart-shaped with scalloped edges. Its flowers grow in spikes, growing about a half-inch long. The active ingredient in the catnip plant that causes cat euphoria is Nepetalactone. Nepetalactone is an essential oil that can be found in the leaves and stems of the catnip plant. Nepetalactone is known to repel mosquitoes and cockroaches. In addition, it’s believed that rats and mice have a strong dislike of catnip.

Catnip (Leaf)

Catnip Effects
Cats seem to have a hereditary disposition to the catnip plant, which can trigger euphoria, excitement and relaxation. Cats detect catnip by smell. Cats on catnip tend to sniff, chew, lick, body rub, head shake. Additional reactions may include stretching, drooling, jumping, licking, and more. After 5-15 minutes, sleepiness sets in. Approximately 50-65% of cats experience the positive effects of catnip. Young kittens (less than 8 weeks old) often show an aversion to catnip and aren’t able to enjoy its effects.

The friskiness caused by catnip can give your cat beneficial exercise. In addition, ingesting catnip (up to one tablespoon per day), can give your indoor cat healthy greens he/she wouldn’t get otherwise.

All Natural
When buying catnip, make sure you buy catnip certified as pesticide-free — without any unwanted chemicals for your beloved cat. In addition, you want catnip with only leaves and flowers — no stems or fillers that have no effect on your cat.