Is Cat Furniture Really Necessary?

Cats love to scratch

Climbing, pouncing and perching on furniture is tons of fun for cats. But keeping your furniture scratch-free from your furry feline is another great reason why you should have cat furniture. It can be frustrating to even the most ardent cat-lover to come home to scratched up furniture.

That’s why it’s important to give your cat a place to scratch, instead of your couch, carpet or chairs. Let’s face it, cats love to scratch, and the truth is, it’s good for them. Scratching hard, fibrous surfaces like sisal  keeps claws groomed and cleaned. Cats are attracted to sisal because it not only allows them to groom their nails, but it also feels a lot better on kitty paws than carpet or furniture – and that’s exactly how you want your cat to feel! (You may want to say “Go scratch that sisal instead of this couch!”)

Cats are attracted to the texture of sisal scratching surfaces

Many pieces of cat furniture contain sisal material, like the SmartCat Ultimate Cat Scratching Post. This post gives your cat a great place to scratch and a great place to perch with the addition of the perch pad that sits right on top of the post and allows your cat to look out the window and bird watch. Can you think of a better way for your cat to spend the day?

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