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
  • Exercising
  • 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.

Learn more about SmartCat Ultimate Cat Scratching Post

 

Win a FREE SmartCat Ultimate Cat Scratching Post!

Got a cat scratching your favorite love seat? Treat your cat with something you want him or her to scratch! Just leave a comment below and you could win a FREE SmartCat Ultimate Cat Scratching Post from 1800PetMeds!
One winner will be chosen at random on Monday, March 19, 2018, so everyone who participates has a chance to win! (Limited to residents of the U.S.) Good luck! 

Congrats to the drawing winner, George C! Look for an email from us about claiming your prize. 

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154 Comments

  1. Cindy Benson-ClarkMarch 14, 2018 at 8:50 pm

    My kitty, Garfield, is tearing up carpet and the outside of my back door! My husband built a scratcher but…..
    So we and Garfield would appreciate winning this one!

  2. We have recently adopted a stray cat, or should I say, she adopted us finally. It only took 4 months to give in to the warm house and snuggles. Sage would love this post.

  3. My fluffy kitty would love this🤗

  4. Would love to win!

  5. My two cats would love this scratcher!!!

  6. With 3 cats, I can always use another scratcher. They’d love this one!

  7. Help save my furniture!!! We have 90 sharp nails that need to scratch.

  8. Need his, new cat mom still learning her quirks!

  9. Oh, we are going to have to try this one! I just purchased a smaller sized one for Ms. KitKat and she honestly doesn’t like it. Bummer. This one isn’t as carpeted so maybe she’ll love it! 🙂 Awesome giveaway and good luck everyone!

  10. Cassandra ConfortiMarch 16, 2018 at 6:59 am

    I need this in my life ❤️😺😺😺😺

  11. Buddy and Holly, brother and sister, love scratching carpets, sofas, and rugs. They even use a scratching post on occasion! They’d love to use this wonderful tall scratching post!

  12. With the expense of 5 inside cats, and 1 outside cat, I would not be able to just purchase the scratching post, even though I think our cats would love it (it would be considered a luxury item). We rescued 2 of our cats, and brought them in from the outside, so they can get a little out of control! I think they would love the upright post, and it might even calm them down (ok, maybe a little bit?). All of our fur babies would probably enjoy the post – a couple of them are getting older, and would probably benefit from the stretching and exercise. 🙂

  13. My little Russian blue would love this! He is a wild child and loves climbing everywhere!

  14. 5 cats to many 😉

  15. My kitty Sheba would really enjoy this!

  16. My lil Bryzzo would love this!

  17. My kitties would love this scratching post.

  18. Debra Lynn WohlhuterMarch 17, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    How purrfect to help my crew as well as being able to own a couch again!! TY for the chance!!

  19. It’d be great change less worry and expenses in long run

  20. Our two cats would love this!

  21. Would love to get one of our cats to stop scratching our door frames!

  22. six cats all prefer the chair to the post. they do like the round ball chaser with center scratcher but still like to stretch and scratch. help me with a new post to ease the scratching mob….

  23. This would make for some very happy kitties!

  24. My cats love this scratching post! And it keeps them from scratching anything else.

  25. We just had ne den furniture delivered this week and our boy Sully is already scratching on it. I would love to see if this distracts him from my new chair and sofa (and my door frames and anything else he can find to scratch on.)

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