If you have decided to not have your cats de-clawed, you may be wondering how you can protect your furniture from your cat’s claws. A simple cardboard scratching box, sprinkled with a little catnip, can provide your cat with a suitable post to vent their instinctual need to claw and scratch. Mind you, this still may not keep them away from your furniture.
Cardboard cat scratching box:
Cardboard cat scratching post pictured: Cat Scratcher – The Original Scratch Lounge 2 – New Thinner Design – (Includes Catnip) by Scratch Lounge
As much as we love our cats, having their toys and scratching posts littering the living room is sometimes a major hassle, especially when guests come over to visit unannounced. One way around this issue is to splurge over a hundred dollars on a modern cat scratching post that looks like a sculpted work of modern art. Made from highly compressed cardboard with a cement base, some post resemble a large piece of shaped natural wood that your cat is sure to love, as will you and your guests.
Modern cat scratching posts pictured:
Left: PetFusion Cat Scratcher Lounge – Deluxe
Right: Itch – Modern Wall Scratcher in Eco-Friendly Amber Vertical Bamboo and Brown Mohair (Faux)
If you are trying to get your cat to stop scratching up the furniture in your home, you may want to buy a scratching post to draw their attention away from your tables, rugs and chairs. Their are a various types of scratching posts and if you have a cat who spends a lot of time outdoors, think about getting a scratching post made from wood, which may resemble the feel of a tree. Though, if your cat is like mine, she much prefers fabric covered items, so you may need to experiment a bit to find out their preference. Good luck.
Wooden cat scratching post example:
Wooden cat scratching post pictured: Style 9 Red Cedar Cat Scratcher with Mouse by Anthony Cedar Cat Trees
Someone told me that you can simply use a log, but I can’t vouch for this.
It may seem kind of funny to have an outdoor cat scratching post for your frisky feline, but the truth of the matter is they do come in handy when you have an outdoor cat that likes scratching up your patio furniture or deck. A strategically placed scratching post on your deck or porch can have your beloved cat scratching away to his or her heart’s content when playing around outside. You can also invest in an outdoor cat house or Katkabin and furnish it with all of your cat’s toys and scratching posts if need be in an attempt to keep your cat safe and closer to home.
Cat scratching post:
Cat scratching post pictured: PetFusion Cat Scratcher Lounge – Deluxe
I was fed up with my cats scratching the heck out of my living room sofa and loveseat, so I recently bought my adorable feline friends a cat scratching post made of cardboard, because a friend had suggested that I should buy this. Yeah right! The cats went to town on the cardboard post, and eventually, they were back at tearing the furniture to pieces. Cat scratching posts are great, just not in this material.
Cardboard cat scratching post:
Cardboard cat scratching post pictured: KONG Naturals Incline Scratcher with Toy Cat Toy