Scratching serves a few functions to your cat and is essential to his happiness and health. Digging his claws into a scratching post helps him to shed the dead outer layer from his claws, gives him a good stretch, and even marks his territory through the scent glands on his paws.
There are thousands of different types of scratching pads and posts out there, and it can be hard to distinguish the differences and know which to buy. We’ve done the research for you. Here are 5 scratchers designed to drive your cat wild.
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1. Bergan Turbo Scratcher
The Bergan Turbo Scratcher is so popular in my house that we have two. My cats love that this acts as both a scratcher and a toy because of the ball around the outside. The scratching disk is replaceable and each new pack of replaceable disks comes with a small bag of catnip. There are also many Turbo Scratcher attachments to keep things new and exciting for your cats, like a feather toy or grooming arch.
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2. The Ultimate Scratching Post by Pioneer Pet
The Ultimate Scratching Post looks simple, but sometimes simple is best. This post stands at am impressive 32 inches high, which will allow your cat to full stretch and flex his body. The sturdy base will keep it planted to the floor even when your cat leans on it.
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3. PetFusion Jumbo Cat Scratcher Lounge
The Jumbo Cat Scratcher is multi-functional, acting as a scratching pad, lounge, and hideaway all at once. Since it’s two-tiered, this scratcher would be a great addition to a multi-cat household. Cats are naturally attracted to the corrugated cardboard that this scratcher is made of, but it comes with a small pouch of catnip, just in case.
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4. WARE Hyacinth and Jute Pyramid Scratch
The WARE Hyacinth and Jute Pyramid is great because it offers your cats several textured surfaces for her to dig her claws into. The toy that dangles down into the middle of the pyramid is just the icing on the cake.
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5. Meow Scratching Post
The Meow Scratching Posts are basically pieces of art that your cat can scratch and hide out in. What could be better than adding this lovely conversation piece into your home while also providing such a valuable tool for your cat?
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BONUS: The Cat Scratch DJ Turntable
I’m not sold on the Cat Scratch DJ Turntable being a functional scratching pad for your cat. But maybe it doesn’t matter. Just look at it.