Most cats enjoy catnip, and it can make them quite playful. We often see it as a dried and ground herb but eating too much can make some cats sick, and some pet owners don’t like the mess it can create. Catnip spray can be a great way to avoid the mass while bringing out the playfulness in your cat. However, it can be challenging to sort through them all and find one that works well with so many brands available.
We’ve chosen several different brands to review for you so you can see the differences between them. We will tell you the pros and cons we experience with each one and will tell you how they work on our cats. We’ve even included a short buyer’s guide to help you know what to look for if you continue to shop. Keep reading while we look at the size, strength, ingredients, and more to help you make an informed purchase.
A Glance at Our Winners in 2023
|Best Overall||Meowijuana Catnip Spray||
|Best Value||KONG Naturals Catnip Spray||
|Premium Choice||Pet MasterMind Catnip||
|Best for Kittens||SmartyKat Catnip Mist Spray||
|Catit Senses Liquid Catnip Spray||
The 7 Best Catnip Sprays
1. Meowijuana Catnip Spray – Best Overall
|Ingredients:||Catnip oil and water|
Meowijuana Catnip Spray is our pick as the best overall catnip spray. This brand uses a selective collection technique to ensure the highest quality catnip possible. They grow it organically in the United States, and the ingredients are only catnip oil and water, so there are no chemical ingredients that might harm your pet.
We liked using Meowijuana Catnip Spray and found that it worked well, and the three-ounce bottle provides you with a suitable quantity. We could only complain that while it states it is organically grown, it is not a certified organic product.
2. KONG Naturals Catnip Spray – Best Value
KONG Naturals Catnip Spray is our pick as the best catnip spray for the money. It features only pure catnip oil in its ingredients, and the bottle is well designed and doesn’t drip when you spray it. They grow the catnip in the United States, and it’s a renewable resource that won’t harm the environment.
Our cats love the KONG spray, and it only takes a small amount to produce a reaction. Unfortunately, your 1-ounce bottle will be gone in no time at all. That being said, it’s one of the cheaper products on the market, so perhaps you could stack up.
3. Pet MasterMind I Love Catnip! Cat Spray – Premium Choice
Pet MasterMind I Love Catnip! Cat Spray is our premium choice catnip spray. It comes in a durable bottle that won’t leak or drip when you use it, and the catnip it contains is extremely high potency and should instantly get your cat playing and running around. One of the best things about this brand is that it comes in a large 4-ounce bottle, so you will get plenty of uses out of it.
The downside to the Pet MasterMind brand is that it contains extra ingredients besides the catnip oil, and while the added ingredients are all-natural, we prefer pure oil.
4. SmartyKat Catnip Mist Spray For Cats – Best for Kittens
SmartyKat Catnip Mist Spray is our pick as the best catnip spray for kittens. It comes in a large 7-ounce container, so you’ll have it for quite a while, and it’s completely non-toxic and safe to use around your kittens. The catnip it contains is 100% certified organic, and it contains no pesticides or harmful chemicals.
We love the huge bottle that the SmartyKat Catnip spray comes in and it worked well with our cats. The only downside is that it contains a few more ingredients than just organic catnip oil, including Castor oil which may stain some surfaces if you use a lot in the same area.
5. Catit Senses Liquid Catnip Spray For Cats
Catit Senses Liquid Catnip Spray comes in a 3-ounce bottle, and it provides you with pure catnip oil without any additives. The clear bottle is durable and won’t drip or leak while you’re using it, and you can easily see how much catnip is left, so you will know when it’s time to order more.
The downside we experienced while using Catit was that it didn’t seem too potent for pure catnip oil, and some of our cats that normally go crazy for this treat ignored it outright.
6. From The Field Catnip Spray For Cats
|Ingredients:||Catnip oil and distilled water|
From The Field Catnip Spray is produced by a company from the United States, and it contains no chemical additives. It’s 100% pure catnip oil and distilled water. This formula is unlikely to stain fabric, and a single one-ounce bottle provides you with 200 sprays.
We found that From The Field Catnip Spray worked well, but it frequently took several sprays to have the desired effect, sometimes creating a wet surface. We also felt that the 1-ounce bottle ran dry too quickly.
7. Multipet Catnip Garden Mist Spray
|Ingredients:||Water, catnip oil, vegetable glycerin|
Multipet Catnip Garden Mist Spray provides the user with a large four-ounce spray bottle that works well and doesn’t drip or leak. For its size, it’s one of the least expensive brands on this list, and it worked well on our cats.
We liked using Multipet but were worried about the ingredient vegetable glycerin because it can cause an allergic reaction in a small number of humans, and it might also do the same in cats. Although we didn’t have any problems, we worried more because it doesn’t seem as strong as some of the other brands on this list and frequently required several sprays to get a reaction.
Buyer’s Guide: Finding the Best Catnip Spray
When shopping for a catnip spray for your pet, we recommend you look at the ingredients first. Like most on this list, there are plenty of brands that only contain catnip oil, and that is what we recommend. Water is fine, and many diluted brands work as well as undiluted ones if the oil is good. We tried to point out any brands on our list that had extra chemicals added.
Unfortunately, the quality of the oil will directly affect how many sprays you need to use to get a reaction, but there is no easy way to know without trying it. Brands that use a high-quality oil tend to be more expensive and often come in smaller bottles. We tried to point out any brands that required several sprays in our reviews.
It’s easy to overlook when you are selecting a catnip spray, but the quality of the bottle can have a huge impact on your experience. Poor quality bottles will leak and waste your expensive catnip. They will also be hard to pump, giving you a workout each time you use them. Luckily, the brands on our reviews all had usable bottles, but we’ve used plenty that didn’t, so be careful if you continue to shop around.
When choosing your next catnip spray, we highly recommend our pick for the best overall. Meowijuana Catnip Spray is a high-quality catnip oil mixed with only water. It only takes a squirt or two to send our cats into a frenzy, and a single three-ounce bottle lasts us months. Another smart choice is our pick for the best value. KONG Naturals Catnip Spray comes in a small bottle, but it’s pure, high-quality catnip oil with no added ingredients. A single spray is all it takes, and if we put it on a toy, it will still work several hours later, so the one-ounce bottle will last a long time.