You Want your Cat to Scratch This
Scratching is a very natural cat behavior. Unfortunately, it sometimes leads them to scratch unwanted items like our brand new couch or the wall. One of the best ways to deter your playful kitty away from furniture and other off-limit items is to provide him or her with a scratching post of their own, like the SmartCat Ultimate Cat Scratching Post. Your cat will love to tear it up with his or her ferocious claws, and you’ll love that your couch is no longer the victim.
Why is my cat so keen on destroying my furniture anyways?
Believe it or not, cats generally aren’t targeting your furniture out of spite, nor are they trying to sharpen their claws. If your cat has an affinity for your new accent chair, it might just be because he or she likes that particular material or spends the majority of his or her time there.
Reasons cats scratch include:
- To help remove the sheath (dead outer layer of the claw), which encourages healthy growth of the claws
- Marking their territory visually and by scent (cats have scent glands on the bottom of their paws)
- Stretching their bodies
- Relieving stress
Save your belongings from your cat’s razor-sharp kitty claws
Instead of punishing your cat for scratching, encourage them to scratch something that you want them to scratch, like the SmartCat Ultimate Cat Scratching Post. Diverting your cat’s attention from the couch to the post will generally be easier than to prevent him or her from scratching.
Try placing the post in an area where your cat spends the most time or in front of the spot where they scratch the most. If your cat isn’t initially interested in it, try luring them in with catnip. You can also try scratching the post to show them where you’d like them to scratch. Reward your kitty with praise or a treat after he or she starts to scratch the sisal material.
If your cat needs more encouragement, apply Feliway Spray to the area you don’t want them to scratch. It’ll emit comforting pheromones that will help stop unwanted behaviors.
Cats love the SmartCat Ultimate Cat Scratching Post
Encourage your cat to scratch with The SmartCat Ultimate Cat Scratching Post. Standing tall at 32-inches with a stabilized wooden base, this post is perfect for any cat to stretch and relieve any tensions in their muscles.
The Scratching Post is made with fibrous, durable sisal material, which is a material cats love to dig their claws into to remove old nail sheaths.
Its neutral-toned appearance makes it a perfect addition to any room in your home and is simple to assemble. Easily put it together by screwing in the top cap and bottom base to the post and it’s ready to be scratched!
For a little extra treat for your cat, you can also get the SmartCat Ultimate Cat Scratching Post Pad, which fits perfectly on top of the Scratching Post giving your cat a special space to rest after a hard day of scratching.