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Review: Scratching Tree from Pet Tree Houses

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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

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Kool Kitty Hotel: Packaging that Doubles as a Toy

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Scratching is a natural behavior for cats. Cats 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. 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. The problem comes in when this natural behavior collides with our living space. While some cat guardians have resigned themselves to living with scratched furniture, sometimes “sacrficing” one piece to the cats, there are other ways to protect your furniture, and still let your cat be a cat.Continue Reading

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The SmartCat Ultimate Scratch ‘n Play

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The SmartCat Ultimate Scratching Post has been a favorite at our house for many years. It’s one of the tallest, sturdiest scratchers we’ve come across. We have this post in my office, and the girls use it every single day.

And now this classic got even better: with the SmartCat Ultimate Scratch ‘N Play, it combines the functionality and beautiful design of this scratcher with the addition of a puzzle toy at the bottom of the post. Puzzle toys are a great way to keep your cats entertained and mentally stimulated when you can’t play with them.Continue Reading

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Review: Katris Lynks

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I’ve long been a fan of Katris modular cat furniture. Katris is a system of cardboard shapes that you can arrange in endless configurations. Remember the computer game Tetris? You get the idea. Katris uses super dense paper for the construction of these sturdy pieces, and they also offer covers in multiple colors so you can make Katris part of your home decor.

We reviewed the original Katris system two years ago. Today, we’re taking a look at Katris’ newest offering, Katris Lynks.Continue Reading

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Feline Innovations’ QuickSnap™ Replaceable Cat Scratcher makes Cat Scratching Beautiful

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If you’re tired of having to hide the fuzzy scratching post when guests come around, or are simply looking for cat accessories that will look amazing in your home, then the new QuickSnapTM Replaceable Cat Scratcher from Feline Innovations is for you!

This innovative scratcher is available on Kickstarter to the first 500 backers for a special “Early Bird” offer of $25. The scratcher will retail for $59.99, so this is an incredible deal! Continue Reading

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Catit Oasis Review: The Ultimate Kitty Playground

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I’ve always loved the Catit line of cat products. The folks at Catit really know what cats like, and how to keep them engaged and challenged. They’ve outdone themselves with the new Oasis Kit: this collection of products has something for every cat’s preference, ranging from products to enhance play, eating, drinking and relaxing.Continue Reading

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Review: Furniture Protector Cat Scratcher by Kool Kitty Toys

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Scratching is a natural behavior for cats. Cats 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.Continue Reading

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Vesper Cat Furniture Now Widely Available

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The Vesper Cat Furniture line from Hagen is quite possibly the most beautiful line of cat furniture I’ve seen, and I see a lot of cat furniture. We reviewed the V-Base model earlier this year and gave it our sought after Conscious Cat Seal of Approval. The girls use this gorgeous piece of cat furniture every single day. When we wrote the review, Vesper was still a little difficult to find, but it is now widely available. Continue Reading

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Review: Felix Katnip Tree Company Scratching Beam

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Scratching is a natural behavior for cats. Cats scratch to groom their claws, the scratching motion helps remove dead sheaths from their front 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. Continue Reading

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Katris Modular Cat Scratching System Now Available with New Covers

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Katris, the unique modular scratching system that you can arrange in endless configuration to please yourself and your cats just got even better. Remember the computer game Tetris? You get the idea.

The makers of Katris believe in modern design that is functional as well as eco-friendly. The 5 different shaped scratchers are created with top grade 100% natural recyclable cardboard, made from 90% post-consumer materials. They use non-toxic glue, and they’re extremely durable – something I can certainly attest to.Continue Reading

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