Cats scratch objects. It’s simply part of being a cat, and serves many needs and interests. Cats scratch not only to sharpen their claws, but also to mark their territory and even to relieve stress.
Your cat may get the urge to scratch at any time, but often it is right before or after taking one of those long deep cat naps. Very likely, the scratching behavior displayed on these occasions is simply part of a real good stretch. That’s why it makes sense to position scratching posts near your cat’s favorite napping spots.
Which begs the idea of combining a cat bed and scratching post –
Ingenious really. Layers of thick sturdy cardboard, treated with irresistible catnip oil, ensure a long-lasting cat bed and scratching post in one. Reviewers rave about this unit, and at this price, it’s a great addition to any household with cats.
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Further reading about cat scratching:
Problem scratching and how to stop it
It may not be an effective replacement for a good grooming brush, but it can provide stimulation, fun and some hair combing benefits for cats. One of those things that make you wonder how come nobody had come up with this before?
The Feline Fantasy Brush has a simple enough concept. A comfortable perch with a bow shaped brush stuck into it. The idea is to allow your cat to naturally rub against the brush on both sides, effectively combing its coat on its own.
Reviews show that while cats couldn’t be bothered, many cats do enjoy spending time in this self-brushing contraption. I think the fun factor alone is worth the investment. Like using a scratching post, rubbing against objects provides your cat with a way to mark its territory, hence making her or him more secure and relaxed.
So, if you want to give your cat that extra grooming touch, while keeping her or him entertained, click here check out the Feline Fantasy Brush.
Why would a cat scratch pad be named “Sleeper”? Well, think about it this way: scratching posts replace trees, barks and branches. A horizontal pad would be the equivalent of a horizontal branch, one that you could lay on for a nice nap after giving those paws the stretch & scratch treatment.
The Super Sleeper scratcher implements a simple, yet effective, concept. A sturdy wooden frame surrounds a corrugated cardboard flat scratching pad, large enough for a cat to fully stretch and even rest on. Once the internal corrugated honeycomb pad is worn out, you can just pull it out and replace it with a new one. Simple, but it works.
In my experience, some cats have a preference for their scratch post angle. There those that will scratch vertical surfaces, those that will go horizontal only, and those that will be happy to leave their paw mark on either. Unless your cat is vertically exclusive, the Super Sleeper cat scratcher would be a great, and affordable, addition to your household. Click to read more about how to choose the right scratching post and get your cat to use it.
It also comes with a free 2 oz. bag of quality organic catnip. Sprinkle a bit of catnip on the pad every now and again, for continued allure.
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Who says scratching posts need to be boring? If you value your home decor and want to have a great scratching post for your cat AND a beautiful room, you should definitely consider the Paw-rific Kitty Gym.
Just as the name implies, this is more than just a scratching post. It’s a unique piece of cat furniture, where your cat can climb, play and enjoy a nap too. It’s solid, sturdy and made of top-quality materials. You can be sure your cat will be using this one as a scratching post too, with three wide posts covered in sisal rope – it’s inevitable!
Those three posts do more than support the top and offer scratching space. They are part of a unique design, connecting the paw-shaped base with the paw-shaped top shelf. The circular motif is repeated in the posts themselves, as well as in the paws and creates a sleek stylish design. The fact that the circles add up to dual-colored paws is sure to make your guests smile too – and IMO there’s nothing quite like a whimsical home decor statement and a useful piece of cat furniture – rolled into one.
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One of the common complaints we get from cat owners at the cat behavior forum is: “my cat scratches the furniture”. Well, here’s a solution, or part of it – give your cat its own furniture to scratch. And what’s better than an actual elegant lounge bed?
This Scratcher-Bed is a great solution with several distinct advantages. Firstly, the various angles and the solid structure, combined with the rough corrugated cardboard surface, are bound to make this a scratching magnet for almost any cat. And when a cat has a good scratching post – that’s the first step towards preventing damage to your other furniture. For more advice on how to protect your furniture from cat scratching – read here.
The round flowing shape is appealing not only to cats. This is a piece of furniture that can be a great addition to any living room decor. As elegant as any other element in your room, it actually adds to your room’s appeal and can become an integral part of your room decor plan. The flowing lines make this one great for Feng Shui decorating too. Of course, the round contours are also what makes this such a comfortable napping spot for a sleepy feline.
What’s more, this piece of cat furniture is earth-friendly too. Green, not in color but in ecollogical terms, it’s made of partly recycled content put together with non-toxic adhesives. Good for both your cat and the environment.
Sounds interesting? Click here to check it out on Amazon – you’ll find the full specs and the unique system used to maintain the scratching surface. It’s a great place to mail order this made-in-the-USA bed too.
You can never have enough scratching posts, especially with a new cat under your roof. You see, different cats have different tastes when it comes to scratching posts. Textures, angles and size all come into account. Location too. In fact, you may have to experiment for a while, try different posts for size. Here’s where this ramp fits right in:
The corrugated cardboard surface appeals to many cats, young and old. A combination of organic catnip and a dangling toy is always a good for attracting a curious feline. All in all, with this Scratch ‘n Play ramp, you will be offering your cat another great spot where it’s ok for her or him to sharpen their claws.
The lovely design makes this post great for every area of your home and the scratching block is actually reversible, so when one side wears down, you can just flip it over.
Click here for tips on how to choose the best scratching posts and how to train your cat to use them or check the Scratching Posts section on Meowhoo.com for more sellers and makers of posts.
Click for more details and price on the product features here: Fat Cat Big Mama’s Scratch ‘n Play Ramp for Cats with Catnip