SMART CAT The Ultimate Scratching PostRegular price $127.39
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It is very important for a cat to have a durable scratching post. Cats need a scratching post to help them tone their muscles, to remove old nail sheaths from their claws and to help relieve stress. The Bootsie Scratcher is made from woven sisal which is much more durable than wound sisal. This means that you will get much more use out of your scratching post.
Features and Benefits
- Durable post allows cats to get a full stretch
- Made with fibrous, durable sisal that naturally inspires scratching
- 32 inches high to allow cat to stretch vertically
- Assembles easily with 2 included screws.Sturdy base eliminates tipping and wobbling.There is a base with this product it is wrapped with the color box.
- Fibrous and durable woven sisal naturally inspires scratching
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.