Matatabi Sticks from Shady Cat Social Club

$6.00

Matatabi Sticks from Shady Cat Social Club

These fun little Matatabi Sticks are actually the branches of the Silver vine bush! In the very center of the stick you can see a very slight color change from the pulp of the stick. That is the good stuff cats crave!

Three sticks bound with natural fiber twine are included in each order. Our shop cats nibble and play with the same 2 sticks month after month! We just leave them laying around, along with 50 other balls, strings, etc. and they always come back to the sticks…

The best part of these very inexpensive “toys” are that they help to clean the nasty tartar off of their teeth! Cats will get a nice thumbs up from the dentist after chewing on these guys, not to mention a nice little buzz.

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Matatabi Sticks

These fun little Matatabi Sticks are actually the branches of the Silver vine bush! In the very center of the stick you can see a very slight color change from the pulp of the stick. That is the good stuff cats crave!

Three sticks bound with natural fiber twine are included in each order. Our shop cats nibble and play with the same 2 sticks month after month! We just leave them laying around, along with 50 other balls, strings, etc. and they always come back to the sticks…

The best part of these very inexpensive “toys” are that they help to clean the nasty tartar off of their teeth! Cats will get a nice thumbs up from the dentist after chewing on these guys, not to mention a nice little buzz.

Some Tips:

If your kitty is kind of “eh” about the sticks, you can strip a bit off of the bark with a knife to freshen up the Silvervine aroma and make it attractive again.

No kitten zone. At approx. 1 year of age, instincts should kick in and they will spit out any pieces of bark too big to swallow.

 

About Shady Cat Social Club

Shady Cat Social Club was started by an RN, Nikki, and the bulk of her experience is working with the elderly. She worked both as a staff nurse and in a management role. The idea for Shady Cat Social Club was born in 2019 during Nikki’s personal frustration with the corporatization of our healthcare system. All of the necessary documentation and policies that take healthcare workers away from the bedside really affects our ability to connect and comfort patients the way that they need and deserve.

However, when patients were given a stuffed animal to hold or when a therapy animal would visit, Nikki saw an utterly remarkable change in their demeanor and it was a huge “light bulb” moment for her. Having an animal to pet or just cuddle with calmed even the most frustrated dementia patients. She saw an opportunity to help others that needed comfort. She wanted to spread this impact by creating a space with a mission to bring health and happiness to cats and PEOPLE everywhere.

The main takeaway is that a pet can bring comfort without words, medicine, having to drive to an appointment, etc. It is a quiet and calm form of “therapy” really. Just love and companionship—something everyone needs like air and water, but not everyone has access to—and that is where Shady Cat comes in. WE can provide the access and assistance.

We also believe that organic, high-quality, and sustainable cat products should be available to all of our cat families.

At SCSC we donate profits to help more deserving people afford to adopt cats, pay for their upkeep and health, and encourage more cat therapy teams.

Additional information

Qty

3 sticks

Ingredients

Silver Vine Bush Branches

Usage

For cats 1 year+

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