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Scratching Posts are essential for keeping your cat healthy. Cats have a perfectly natural instinct to scratch their nails at all periods during their life. Scratching their nails keeps them from growing too long and keeps them in shape. So it is perfectly natural for your cat to scratch. The problem is, you don't want your cat scratching at your furniture.
This is why it is essential for every cat owner to have a scratching post for their home. Scratching posts give your cat their own place to scratch. Your cat's scratching post will keep your cat's nails in tip top shape. Cat scratching is also seen as way for your cat to relax and stretch out after a long day.
New Cat Condos offers scratching posts that are completely assembled with free shipping. We use heavy thick 3/8" sisal rope on all of our scratching posts. All of our sisal rope is unoiled. Other manufactures use oiled sisal rope on their scratching posts which can be toxic to your cat.
Also don't forget that ever cat scratching post New Cat Condos builds is handcrafted with pride and love. That is why we only use the the best materials available on all our cat polls. These include solid wood, thick sisal rope, and quality house hold grade carpet. So you can be sure that your cat scratching post will last for many years to come.
Summary of Cat Scratching Posts
Scratching Posts Keep Your Cat Healthy
Cats Need a Scratching Post to Trim Their Nails
Cats Love Sisal Rope Scratching Posts
All Scratching Posts Have Thick Sisal Rope
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Cat Scratching Your Furniture?
Keeping your cat from scratching at your furniture and other household items is a task that requires precedents and dedication. Cats will always be inclined to claw, but you need to redirect your cat's scratching habits away from your furniture.
Here are some things you should know about cats, and their scratching:
- First off Don't Declaw your cat. No matter how inclined or what you hear about declawing, it actually has very adverse side effects that can scar your cat for life. Cats claws help give them balance whether it be walking, jumping or climbing trees. Removing the claws from your cat will throw this balance off and cause your cat complete distress and is very hard on your cats health. Your cats claws are also their primary defense mechanism. Removing your cats claws will leave him/her insecure and vulnerable.
- Scratching is completely natural! Cats scratch in order to keep their claws in shape. Your cat is not any different and does not experience any weird behavioral issues, so don't worry. The first step is accepting that your cat will scratch and redirecting what they scratch.
- Scratching is a Territorial Instinct; Scratching is your cat's way of marking their territory. Cats leave visible scratch marks that mark their territory and have scent glands in their paws that allow them to leave their scent on objects when scratching.
- Scratching is Exercise; Scratching is a form of exercise for your cat that allows them to exercise their upper body while relaxing.
- Scratching is pleasure! Your cat scratches to relax him/herself and it makes them happier.
Now that we have an understanding on why your cat scratches, we can work towards redirecting their scratching efforts towards a more productive matter.
Get A Sisal Rope Scratching Post.
One of the things cats like scratching, things that tear up a bit. This is why sisal rope is perfect for your scratching post. Sisal rope allows your cat to scratch and tear off very fine pieces, but at the same time is very durable and will last much longer then carpet scratching posts. Sisal rope also serves as a texture for your cat to get their claws into.
Don't force your Cat to use their new post.
One thing people are often worried about when getting their cat a scratching post, is whether or not they'll use it. No matter how worried you are, you can't force your cat to use it. People will often try to take the cat's paws and force them to scratch the post. Doing such practices will only offend your cat and cause them to stay away from it. Your cat will notice the post right away and only he/she can decide to use it.
Encourage your cat to use the post.
Never force your cat physically to use the post, rather encourage your cat to use it through different practices. One of the most effective things you can do, is to put the post near where your cat is tearing up things you don't want them to. For example, if your cat is tearing up the side of the couch, you can simply put the post up next to the couch in the area where they're scratching. Put the square base underneath the couch so that the post lines up flush with your couch. Once your cat gets in the habit of using the post, slowly move the post away tell it's in a desirable position.
Is your cat still scratching at the furniture?
If your cat proceeds to scratch at the furniture there are other tactics.
- Aluminum Foil- Put aluminum foil in the area where your cat is scratching. Cats don't like the texture.
- Double Sided Tape-Cats dislike the texture of double sided tape and will not scratch it.
- Consider a commercial cat detergent.
- Can Full of Pennies- Fill a can full of pennys. If you catch your cat scratching, shake the can of pennies, the ruckus will cause them to stop.
- Water Spray Bottle- If you catch your cat scratching, spray them with the spray bottle, don't drench them, just a quick spray to detour your cat.