Let kitty stretch, exercise paws, and condition claws safely
Helps prevent cats from scratching household surfaces
Handsome construction looks good in your home
Give your cat a safe, fun outlet for healthy scratching and help prevent her from destroying household objects. Flat Scratching Post gives kitty a full vertical stretch while keeping nails groomed and paws strong. Handsomely finished MDF base and cap lend a furniture feel to complement the durable jute wrapped post and integrate with any room décor. Assembly required. Base measures 15.75" x 13.5". Jute post measures 5.5" wide x 1-3/8" deep. Unit measures 32-3/8" high overall.
Please click on "More Information" for tips on training cats to use scratchers.
Place the post in a room where your cat spends a lot of time. Cats often like to stretch and scratch when they wake up from a nap.
To introduce the post to your cat, try using catnip as a lure. (For most cats, a lure is unnecessary, but fun.) Rub catnip onto the sisal material and call your cat over to the post.
Scratch your nails along the surface of the material. This will attract your cat and, at the same time, teach him where to scratch.
After your cat begins to scratch, praise him and give him a food treat. (Small kittens can be trained to climb the post by showing them food treats and placing a treat at the top of the post.)
If your cat has already been scratching a piece of furniture, place the post directly in front of it. Temporarily cover the previously scratched areas with Sticky Paws Strips. This will help redirect your cat's scratching activities to the post.
Look for cat furniture designs that include multiple features to satisfy scratching, climbing, perching, and privacy needs. Most have comfortable, durable carpeting in a range of colors to coordinate with your home décor.