Scratching posts

When cats «claw», they are indicating to others in the same territory that it belongs to them. Territory marking is a normal, instinctive behaviour that all animals share. 

Clawing also allows cats to stretch out their muscles and relax. 

Scratching posts are useful because they encourage cats to claw in areas you choose, instead of on your furniture or curtains. 

The carpeted or rippled texture of scratching posts provides cats with a pleasant feeling on their paws. 

They are available in a variety of models. Some even have catnip to further attract cats to claw at that area. 

Other models are designed to form sets with other products. 

Text created in January 2019