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Matatabi sticks are growing in popularity. Largely because Matatabi has a similar effect on cats as catnip, but it even more potent and affects a higher percentage of the cat population.

Matatabi is a plant that grows in the mountainous areas of Japan and has the scientific name Actinidia polygama. Matatabi has two ingredients that get cats excited; actinidine and dihydroactinidiolide. The leaves are also used to make tea for humans.

A study published in the BioMed Central Veterinary Research (source) comparing the effects of Matatabi, Tatarian honeysuckle, valerian, and catnip on 100 domestic cats.

Almost 80% of the cats responded to  Matatabi. This was the largest reaction to any of the stimulants used, showing that Matatabi has some serious power.

Around 50% of cats are stimulated by catnip, and most of those are not as excited by catnip as they are by Matatabi.

Cat’s don't like having a toothbrush in their mouths, but they still need to keep their teeth strong and healthy.

Matatabi sticks not only allure cats to play and chew,  but also have a rough bark like texture which is good at removing plaque and other bits of dirt.

Matatabi sticks:

  • Promotes dental health
  • Natural treat made from the Actinidia polygama plant
  • Aids in the prevention of diabetes
  • Helps stabilize blood pressure
Matatabi Sticks

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