Ultimate Scratching Post in Gray

SmartCat

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FEATURES AND BENEFITS

  • 32″ height allows cats to stretch fully and tone muscles
  • Sturdy 16″ by 16″ base eliminates tipping and wobbling
  • Fibrous and durable woven sisal naturally inspires scratching
  • Superior to carpeted posts that may snag nails
  • Assembles with two included screws
  • Attractive and neutrally toned

 

WHY DO CATS SCRATCH?

  • To remove old nail sheaths from the claws
  • To exercise and tone muscles
  • To relieve stress, frustration and boredom
  • To “warm up” for a vigorous play session
  • To mark territory

 

SMARTCAT™ TRAINING TIPS:

  • Place the post in a room where the 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 the cat over to the post.
  • Scratch your nails along the surface of the material. This will attract the 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 it 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 a few strips of double-sided carpet tape or clear double-sided tape strips that are designed for this purpose. This will help redirect your cat’s scratching activities to the post.
  • Most cats are easily trained but if your cat is the exception, please see catsinternational.org for free behavior counseling.

 

Weight 16 lbs
Dimensions 16 × 9.25 × 32 in

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