December 12, 2003
Scientists devise new nutritional solution for cat hairballs

Mark Cook, animal scientist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and researchers at the Nestlé Purina PetCare Company have devised a way to help dissolve hairballs by using agents that break up, or emulsify, fats. Cook and his collaborators, Beth Drake, Leonard Girsch and Janet Jackson, conceived the idea after discovering that hairballs can contain up to 30 percent fat.

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Thanks to Three Peas in a Pod for the entry! You get a sticky scarf and barf hairball no-prize!

Posted by Ellen at December 12, 2003 07:43 PM

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