The Best Cat Brush Yet?: Take a Look!

February 12, 2019 5 Comments

The Best Cat Brush Yet?: Take a Look!

You know that you should brush your cat to ensure that they’re clean and free of disease.


This helps you keep your kitty clean and free of pests while ensuring that she won’t shed all over your house and clothes. Rogue cat fur everywhere is one of the biggest sources of frustration for cat owners.


And the vacuum cleaner!


In this blog post, I’ll tell you about one of the newest inventions on the block that scientists made after analyzing the unique structure of the feline tongue to create a hair brush for kitties.


Keep reading to know more.


Scientists from theGeorgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta researched the unusual texture of a cat’s tongue and created the perfect grooming tool for your feline friend. The team paid special attention to the papillae on a feline tongue.


The papillae on a cat’s tongue are made from keratin have hollow endings.


During the research phase, the scientists realized that the papillae are efficient at drawing saliva and spreading it all over the kitty’s fur. The scientists studies 6 different types of cats and identified four stages of cat grooming:

  • tongue extension
  • tongue expansion
  • tissue stiffening and sweeping of the tongue through the fur
  • tongue retraction

They looked into how kitties use their tongues for grooming. This inspired the team to try and mimic it with a 3D printer.


With the help of brush that the team has created, it is now easier to remove allergens from cat fur or help spread medications or lotions more thoroughly.


Awesome, right? Would you buy this brush for your kitty? Let us know in the comments…


5 Responses

cindy sooy
cindy sooy

February 20, 2019

this brush does sound appealing. i would have to know more before i could say whether or not i would buy it.

Helen Margurite
Helen Margurite

February 20, 2019

Yes!!! I’d buy this brush. I comb my long hair orange kitties but nothing seems to help with shedding. Will this brush help with that?

Victoria
Victoria

February 20, 2019

Would love to see a brush like this!

Fiona
Fiona

February 20, 2019

Absolutely! Love to try anything that makes brushing easier and nicer for kitty

Mary
Mary

February 20, 2019

Yes

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