Date of Award

Summer 8-10-2017

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Sonia Ragir

Second Advisor

Sheila Chase

Academic Program Adviser

Diana Reiss


Catnip triggers a unique olfactory response and results in a play-like activity in felines. This invoked response appears similar to, but more exaggerated and intense, than regular play. The play behavior of 24 cats with two identical toys, one of which was infused with catnip, was compared.



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