TODAY’S PATENT – SALT BLOCK INSERT
The “Salt Block Insert” was invented keeping in mind the domesticated herbivorous animals who require salt and minerals in their diet. Providing a nutritious diet to domesticated animals is every owner’s biggest pet peeve. This device was invented by Lee A. Michehl to which the USPTO granted patent (5755177) on May 26th, 1998.
The invention relates to a salt reservoir attached in a container used to feed animals and more particularly domesticated herbivorous animals. Basically, the container consists of an attached compartment which will enable the animal to receive both nutrient and minerals together and from the same container – serving the very purpose of the invention.
Another purpose of this invention is that it forbids the domesticated animals from removing the salt block from the container ensuring proper intake of food and minerals. Further, the device is capable of accommodating three common-sized blocks in the same container.