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Discover the best scratching post for your cat

Scratching and fingernail grinding are two natural gestures of cats. This is why the cat scratcher is not only a complement but, fundamentally, a basic accessory for their well-being. What for us can be an incomprehensible gesture and an attack on the integrity of our furniture or decoration turns out to be an instinctive gesture that cats need to put into practice.

It is precisely for this reason that from a young age it is advisable to have a scratching post at their disposal. And, what is more important, that we teach them to use them so that they understand that it is a place enabled to be scratched (and they stick, only, to that place).

Cats need to be active throughout their lives. Especially when they’re kittens, they’re always on the lookout for things to play with and develop their instincts, especially their nail polish. That’s why a scratching post is so important.
Whoever has a cat in the house knows well a behavior that they have, mainly the puppies, which is to scratch the surfaces.

But why do they do it? Basically, cats scratch for four reasons: to sharpen their claws, to mark territory, to lengthen themselves and to attract attention. Cat’s claws never stop growing, so periodically they need to wear them out, removing the surface layers to renew their surfaces. Otherwise, cats are bothered by large claws.

In nature, cats scratch stones and tree trunks as a way of marking territory, because they have odoriferous glands in their paws, and when they scratch something they leave their smell on the surface.

Furthermore, you might take a look on the following article What kind of scratching post do cats prefer? from I Heart Cats.

Small scratching post

Cats are curious, intrepid animals and love to play. Life cooped up in the house can be a bit boring for them without games and surprises. Remember that they need to have their needs met and scratching is one of their basic instincts, whether to file their nails, as a form of play, out of anxiety or insecurity or to defend their territory. Many times we get angry because our cat has scratched the sofa or the curtains, but we should ask ourselves, are we giving her an alternative?

Cat scratchers are a good gift for cats, helping them to stay active and keep their claws in good condition. Plus it’s theirs, only theirs! Something cats love.

CATRY.  Made with Fleece and Paper Rope, stable material with Long Life, can keep great shape and provide your cat a cool place to rest! SIZE: Overall Size 18.9-inch L/ 13-inch W/ 27.8-in. Perfect size for cats up to 10 lbs.

AMAZON BASICS. Single-pillar scratching post for cats with bed and replaceable dangle toy. Elevated plush bed provides a cozy space for your pet to relax. Helps keep your cat from damaging carpets, furniture, curtains, and more.

TRIXIE. Ideal for small spaces. Simply fold shut for quick and easy storage. Condo and toy lying hammock wrapped in soft plush .Natural sisal scratching surface. Removable cushion: hand wash.

CATRY. Made with Fleece and Paper Rope, stable material with Long Life, can keep great shape and provide your cat a cool place to rest! SIZE: Overall Size 18.9-inch L/ 13-inch W/ 27.8-in. Perfect size for cats up to 10 lbs.

AMAZON BASICS. Ideal for small to medium size cats up to 25lbs,1-2 cats. Multi-platform cat tree with scratching posts. Helps keep your cat from damaging carpets, furniture, curtains, and more. Carpeted platforms provide space to relax, play, and climb.

PETNPURR. Sisal, used by many major carpet brands, will stand up to your cat’s toughest play. CAT CACTUS RESEMBLES A PLANT: Cat scratch post that blends into any decor. Fits multiple color schemes, and adds fun flair to any room.

PETFUSION.Made of recycled cardboard, non-toxic corn starch glue. Attractive design, neutral colors. Recommended to save your furniture as cats prefer the feel of cardboard. Happy cat = happy you ..

4CLAWS. Tall vertical surface accommodates vertical scratching and stretching, wall mountable for extra sturdyness. Includes adhesive stainless steel mounting hooks for trouble free installation and replacement. Created with Premium Pressed Cardboard, the scratching post is dense and durable.

AMAZON BASICS. Elevated cat hammock with dual scratching post pillars. Plush hammock provides a comfortable space for your cat to relax. Helps keep your cat from damaging carpets, furniture, curtains, and more.

Large scratching post

How selfish these cats are! We let them enjoy themselves in our house, closed for 24 hours and almost all day long alone, and on top of that they scratch our furniture and sofa!

The biggest scratchers, can make the function of particular gymnasium for our cat. In them he will be able to spend hours and hours playing from top to bottom, enjoying all the platforms and toys.

Also, if we don’t have windows to the ground but with raised windows, we can place him near one of them so that he can control the neighborhood from there. Don’t go missing a gossip!

CATRY.  The cat tree is composed with high quality wood, carpet and natural sisal. The reinforced scratch posts are wrapped with our natural sisal for long-lasting.. LOVELY DESIGN: This multi-level cat tree is combined with wooden platforms and carpet covered platforms. All for the comfort and relaxation of your kitten.

ARMARKAT. Great unit for scratching, climbing, sleeping, and exercising. Made from attractive pressed wood with faux fur covering. Looks great in any room. Easy assembly. Instruction manual, hammock, and necessary tools included.

ARMARKAT. CAT DADDY APPROVED. House Dimensions: 14″(W)X12″(H) & 14″(L)X14″(W)X12″(H). Perch Dimensions: 14″ X 14″. Soft ramp and hammock for added fun. Max Holding Weight: 60 lbs.

HEY-BRO. Anti-toppling fittings are included for double security; Constructed by CARB-certified natural particle boards and strengthened with battens at the bottom to ensure overall stability; Reinforced posts (dia. 3.39″) are wrapped with natural sisal rope to allow nail scratching and promote exercising; satisfying the instincts of your restless kitten.

FURHAVEN. The scratching posts are wrapped in sisal fiber, which carries the rough, bark-like texture of a tree to better satisfy your cat’s instinctual need to scratch; the material is also highly durable for long-lasting, economical use.

PETFUSION. For cats who love to climb & perch up high. (II) Great stimulation for young kittens & older cats. No age discrimination. (III) Stretch, scratch, jump, climb, perch, lounge & play.

GO PET CLUB. Color: Beige. Overall Size : 50″W x 26″L x 72″H. Base Board Size : 28″W x 24″L. Size of Condo 1 : 20″W x 15″L x 11.5″H. Size of Condo 2 : 15″W x 12″L x 10″H. Top 3 Perches : 13.5″W x 13.5″L x 2.5″H. Number of Posts: 10. Number of Levels: 15. Posts covered by natural sisal rope. Covering Material: Faux Fur. Board Material: Wood. Easy to assemble with step by step instruction and tools included.

ARMAKAT. 89-Inch Multiple tier Cat Tower with Seven Levels, Two Playhouses for Large and Medium Cats. Overall Dimensions: 49″(L)X34″(W)X89″(H). Base Dimensions: 24″ X 19″. Extra Feature: Doubled Base & Soft Perch; Easy to assemble with step by step instruction and tools. Max Holding Weight: 80 lbs.

GO PET CLUB. Item may ship in more than one box and may arrive separately. Overall Size : 80″W x 24″L x 92″-106″H (Top pole is adjustable and can be attached to the ceiling). Covering Material : Faux Fur. Board Material : Pressed Wood.

Wraping up

Since we’ve have selected some of the best toys for cats currently on the market, we’d like to recommend that you take a look at the Toys page, where you’ll find the best recommendations of accessories to keep you dog on the on the cutting edge of fashion!