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If you have ever lived with a cat, you probably know about the big daddy of kitty herbs: catnip  A recent study found that 32% of cats do not react to the stuff. If your kitty ignores catnip toyssprays, and leaves, have no fear: Tatarian honeysuckle can send your cat to blissville. 

Cats have a reputation for being independent and low-maintenance. But they benefit physically and mentally from playing with their owners every day. Here are six reasons you need to play with your cat regularly.
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If your cat is one of the 50 percent that's indifferent to catnip, try valerian root. It contains two compounds that attract cats — actinidine and valerenic acid. Valerian root can transform your lazy, fat cat into an exercise machine. 
With slightly-crossed baby blues, stubby legs, and pinkish-black jellybeans, Nala has pawed her way into the hearts of 4.3 million people — earning the Guinness World Record for the Most Popular Cat on Instagram.
Every cat has its own blended personality — so no two cats play the same. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t five playstyles that your feline might use. Ready to add pizzazz to your cat’s playtime? Take this quiz.
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Smudge — who has 1.5 million Instagram followers — is a chunky yet funky meme-lord who hates veggies (except for taters).

Did you know that 50 percent of cats don’t like catnip

Almost 80 percent of cats respond to silvervine, says the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, and 40 percent reacts to valerian root and Tatarian honeysuckle. 

At first glance, it’s easy to underestimate Elle and Apollo. Elle was born paralyzed from the waist down. Apollo is very unsteady on his feet. But both can do anything a "normal" cat can do. 

With gossamer green eyes, giant batty ears, and goaty meows, Balam has scratched his way to Instafame with 290K followers. An Oriental Shorthair, he lives a littermate and three rescued street cats.

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