A cat toy that is fun for cats and looks good? Yes, please! The Made4Pets scratching post and wooden trackball combo is beautifully designed and offers lots of entertainment options for cats.Continue Reading
Scratching is a natural behavior for cats. Cats scratch to groom their claws, to mark their territory, and for exercise; scratching stretches the muscles in the front legs and all along the back. And they scratch simply because it feels good.
As far as I’m concerned, you can’t have too many scratchers in your home, and until you figure out your cat’s preferences, it’s important to offer a variety of different substrates as well as orientations. Some cats prefer sisal, others carpet. Some like to scratch vertically, some horizontally, and some, at an incline. This is why I was delighted when I came across the Scratch Ladder™, an innovative scratcher that offers cats a variety of scratching surfaces in a clever design.Continue Reading
When it comes to scratching posts and scratchers, not all are created equal. While they may all accomplish the same thing, giving your cat an opportunity to scratch, cheaper scratchers tend to not last as long or aren’t sturdy enough to withstand vigorous scratching without moving around or tipping over. PetFusion’s Ultimate Cat Scratcher Lounge has been around for several years, and is one of the best scratch loungers on the market.Continue Reading
The Hauspanther Collection by Primetime Petz caters to a cat’s natural instinct to climb, scratch, rest and play. Designed by Kate Benjamin, these affordable and gorgeous pieces look great in any decor, allowing your cats to be cats without you having to sacrifice your sense of style.Continue Reading
When it comes to scratching posts, more is better. They are one of the most important pieces of cat furniture, and every cat household should have at least one in every room. In addition to providing a natural outlet for your cat’s need to scratch, they can also prevent a variety of behavioral problems. The Hauspanther MaxScratch is big enough not just for scratching, but also for climbing and perching.Continue Reading
A sturdy scratching post cats will love that takes up minimal space and blends in with any home decor? Yes, please! The Hauspanther Scratch Pole from Primetime Petz, brilliantly designed by Hauspanther’s Kate Benajmin, meets all of these requirements and then some. Continue Reading
Scratching posts are a vital part of sharing your living space with cats. Cats scratch for a variety of reasons: they scratch to groom their claws, the scratching motion helps remove dead sheaths from their front claws (they usually chew them off their back claws). They scratch to mark their territory. Their front paws contain scent glands, and scratching leaves behind their unique signature on the object being scratched. They scratch for exercise; scratching stretches the muscles in the front legs and all along the back. And they scratch simply because it feels good.
When it comes to scratching posts, bigger is usually better. The Scratching Tree from Pet Tree Houses is a beautifully made, solid vertical scratcher. Continue Reading