Features and Benefits of Bootsie's All-in-One Scratcher from SmartCat:
- Fibrous and durable sisal material naturally inspires scratching. Made from woven sisal, which is much more durable than wound sisal. This means that your cat(s) will get much more use out of this scratching post.
- Perfect for conditioning nails (superior to carpeting which snags nails and encourages scratching on other carpeted surfaces).
- The scratcher allows cats to scratch vertically (when mounted on a wall, with mounting screws included, or when hanging from a doorknob) or horizontally (sisal is on one side only).
- It can be placed on the floor or mounted directly on the wall for an exciting indoor climbing device your cat will love you for! Comes with an easy to set up wall mounting system.
- You can even mount several scratchers near one another on the wall so that your cat can jump from one to the other, like a kitty jungle gym. The possibilities are endless!
- Easy, space-efficient way to have multiple scratchers in your house!
- Saves space compared to regular scratchers, more cost effective, cats love the design!
- Rubber feet on the bottom prevent the scratcher from damaging hardwood floors, and prevent slipping
- Scratcher provides a spot for that all-important territorial marking and for toning muscles.
- 24"L x 7"W x 2.5"Thick
- The finest materials and workmanship guarantee a scratcher that will remain attractive and useful for a very long time.
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 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 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.
Important Note about declawing:
Scientific journals refer to declawing as "elective mutilation". It is an amputation of the cat's toes comparable to the removal of the human finger at the first knuckle. It handicaps the cat physically, socially and psychologically for the rest of its life, predisposing the cat to certain temperament and behavior problems such as shyness, biting and litter box avoidance. By regularly trimming your cat's nails and offering a suitable scratching target you are providing a natural outlet for a normal, healthy behavior and you will be rewarded with a content and confident companion.
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