Frequently Asked Questions about Cat Scratchers
Why are there cat scratchers?
Cat scratchers allow your feline buddy to maintain the healthy and pleasant habits of scratching, stretching, and trimming their claws. Another excellent approach to prevent your cat from clawing on your furniture is to provide it with cat scratchers and scratching posts.
Cat scratchers—do they file nails?
Cat scratchers help keep your cat's claws healthy and well-groomed by filing nails. The ability to stretch out and scratch will also benefit your cat's mental health. While a decent cat scratcher will typically keep a cat's nails trimmed and in good condition so they won't catch or crack, older kitties and those who can't scratch as effectively may require additional assistance with nail care from you or a skilled groomer.
Which cat scratcher is ideal?
Your cat's behaviours and tastes will determine the finest cat scratcher for her. For most cats, sturdy scratchers constructed of long-lasting materials on a solid base will work best. Look for tower-style, slanted, or longer flat scratchers to assist your cat fully spread out since most vets advise using a scratcher that is tall or long enough to allow your cat to stretch out while scratching. Cats enjoy fibres like jute and sisal, but carpet and corrugated cardboard are also perennial favourites. To determine which cat scratchers and posts your cat prefers, you may need to experiment with a variety.