Originally Posted by Meowers
She eats a few mouthfuls.
Also, she has some serious stomach probs, and i wonder if the catnip doesnt help with pain/etc?
Define a mouthful please. The mental picture that I have is that a mouthful is a couple of tablespoons, not a little nibble. If you are really giving her that much catnip a day, I would suspect that it would add to her stomach problems.
I don't think that cats regulate their intake. Some get so loopy that they stop "using". When I bring in fresh catnip from the garden, I have some that will eat a dozen large leaves or more if you let them, and others that just mash their heads against the leaves. I regulate their intake cause I don't trust them to.
I don't know enough about catnip to tell you if it helps with stomach problems. I have read that it affects a cat's nervous system in a way similar to how marijuana affects humans. Humans use marijuana to help the nausea related to chemotherapy, so perhaps catnip can help a cat in a similar manner.