25Pcs Natural Matatabi Cat Teeth Sticks



Actinindia Polygama, as it’s known scientifically, is a deciduous  climbing plant that grows best in mountainous areas of  China and  Japan at elevations between 900 and 1500m. The plant bears small yellow and white flowers in season and then small,  kiwi-like fruits with orange flesh. The fruit can be eaten and the leaves used to make tea.

Most notably, however,  Matatabi is also the   most popular cat treat in Asia. It’s frequently cited in Japanese manga comic books, but its use as a  cat pleaser goes back much further than that.

Aside from tradition, there is  scientific research to back up the use of Matatabi as a cat stimulant. Unlike traditional catnip, which contains only one ingredient that acts as a cat attractant – Nepetalactone – Matatabi contains two. The first is Actinidine, a pyridine derivative which invokes a similar response to nepetalactone. The second is dihydroactinidiolide, which has a light, sweet smell and is also said to act as a cat stimulant.


The effects usually last  5-30 minutes and cats have been observed in  returning to Matatabi within 20 minutes. The product appears to invoke a more intense  euphoric response in cats than regular catnip – fun behaviors such as  rollinglickingdrooling, increased  playfulness and a general  increase in cat activity have been noted.

Dr. Mark Mitchell of the  University of Illinois has conducted an in-depth of the use of Matatabi/Silvervine as a cat stimulant. The key to the study was that the cats involved played two and half times longer with the toys associated with Matatabi, than those sprinkled with regular catnip.

He also found that  3 out of every 4 cats  preferred the toys covered in Matatabi overall, considering a variety of aspects such as  initial excitement, behaviors exhibited and time spent with the product.

Cats tend to  chew Matatabi to  strengthen the effects (which is why some gardeners have found precious blossoms destroyed by their kitty neighbors!) and it has been widely reported that this can help to clean cats’ teeth and reduce the amount of plaque.

There are  no known hazards of Matatabi – indeed, the plant has long been  used in Chinese and Japanese  traditional medicine, and is becoming more well-known for its  health benefits, which include  high levels of vitamins and minerals. So it’s  win-win for our feline friends all round!

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Type: Chew Stick
Material: Natural Matatabi
Weight: 25g/Pack
Usage: 2-3 times per week, 1 stick per time. After using some time, you can peel off the outer layer to recover the function.
Package Includes:
1 Bag of Cat Chew Stick(25pcs)

Due to high demand - delivery takes:
12-24 Business Days to the USA
18-36 Business Days to countries outside the USA
30-90 Business Days to Mexico / South America

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