Mystery of Catnip

Cat owners take pictures and videos of their cats “enjoying” catnip. Owners often wonder why and how it makes them feel high. The key ingredient, an iridoid known as nepetalactone, has intoxicating chemicals that activate a cat’s opioid systems much like heroin and morphine do in people. Cats happy on Read more…

Dogs and Bees

Many of us remember our first experience with bees, and for the most part it’s usually not a positive one. You may have been the curious kid who stood to close to the bee hive, or an innocent victim who was taken by surprise by an angry bee. Either way, Read more…