Our top priorities when creating Pawbreakers were that they would be natural, healthy, safe, and fun - and we couldnt have found a more purrrfect combination! Pawbreakers are a unique, solid ball of top quality catnip specially combined with a food-grade binder. This makes for a tasty toy that can be chased and eaten by your pet with almost no mess. Our Catnip: Does your cat go CRAZY for catnip (the main ingredient in Pawbreakers)? The vast majority of cats react to the high-quality catnip used to make Pawbreakers by pawing, licking, rolling, chewing or chasing and pouncing on them. Catnip is a relative of the mint family of herbs, and has a wide variety of benefits for your kitty. Fresh catnip should have a pungent minty type of odor. 1) Health benefits! - Pawbreakers can provide many mental and physical health benefits. a) Helps keep kitties frisky! The combination of the powerful aroma and an interactive/edible toy help to perk most kitties up and make them happy and more active. Every time they bite into it, even more of the natural aroma is released, making them even more interested. A. Florsheim, DVM, TX: I'm a veterinarian with the goal of becoming board certified in feline behavior. I think this product has a great deal of potential as environmental enrichment for cats
b) Provides Nutrients! The high-quality catnip used in Pawbreakers naturally provides vitamins and minerals including: Calcium, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Potassium, Protein, Selenium, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, multiple B vitamins and more! c) Aids in digestion! - Pawbreakers can help some kitties with stomach upset and gas. d) Provides fiber - Helps keep things moving along, including furballs. 2) Stress Relief! - Pawbreakers help to relieve stress by providing both interactive play, and edible catnip at the same time. NO other toy on the market is quite like Pawbreakers. Pawbreakers are soft enough to be easily chewable and edible, yet tough enough to take even the roughest cat for days of fun. They're like the rawhide bone of the kitty world! 3) Freshness! Pawbreakers can stay fresh for up to year if kept at room temperature and sealed in their baggie and even fresher if they are kept in the fridge. To keep them fresh until playtime, each Pawbreaker comes in its own zip lock baggie. Once removed from their baggie, they should be replaced every 2 to 4 weeks for the freshest catnip experience. Binding Agent: The binder used in Pawbreakers is extremely common, and has been in use for over 50 years in the human-food industry. Our natural and hypoallergenic binder is consumed daily by millions of people around the world, withstanding the test of time as a VERY safe product. Even companies in Europe, which has much stricter food additive laws than the United States, use our binding ingredient in human foods.