The Best Cat Scratcher

If your cat tends to scratch on your furniture or the carpet and you want to dissuade him from doing so, a cat scratcher will solve a lot of your problems. Cats need to scratch for a variety of reasons. It helps to remove the sheath from their claws, and also it helps to mark their territory, as well as allowing them to get a good stretch. It's essential for their health, so not only is a cat scratcher good for your furniture, it is good for your cat's health. It's also surprisingly easy to train your cat to use the scratcher rather than your furniture.

Most of the cat scratchers in this article do not take up that much room, and you will see a variety of designs. To make certain we had the good ones we put a few criteria against the scratchers: they had to be robust, and where the scratcher is designed to have replacement pads they had to be easy to buy and easy to replace. They have to look good. Needless to say, they have to be attractive to your cat. To make certain this is the case, user feedback has been essential, and all of these cat scratchers have been highly rated.

There's even better news: all the cat scratchers in this article are available online at Amazon, and sometimes at greatly reduced prices.

Bergan Turbo Scratcher Cat Toy

The Bergan Turbo Scratcher Cat Toy is both a scratching pad and a toy at the same time. It comes complete with a scratching pad in the middle, and balls which you place on a circular track around the scratching pad for hours of fun. In order to ensure your cat is attracted to the pad, they've also included some catnip, just to get you started.

The scratching pad in this toy is replaceable, and is easily available at Amazon in two packs. The scratcher portion of this is made from a recyclable cardboard and works surprisingly well. If you train your cat, and capture their attention, they will rarely go back to your furniture again. If you use this on a polished wooden floor remember to put it on a mat otherwise it will skate across the floor, and likewise it doesn't do well when left in a sunny position all day as the plastic will get brittle under those circumstances.

Overall this is a great scratcher, and a great distraction for your cats. For the price you're paying it really is hard to beat.

SmartCat Bootsie's Combination Scratcher

The SmartCat Bootsie's Combination Scratcher is a more traditional scratcher. It consists of a solid board covered with tightly woven sisal to give a resistant surface for your cat to scratch on. It is mounted with solid rubber legs which allow it to hold well on most surfaces. If you don't have much room, and are a bit handy, you could even mount this scratcher to the wall, saving space.

The sisal covering stands firm on the post itself, and you won't find little bits over the place like you might with the equivalent cardboard-based scratching system. Even better you won't need to buy replacements with this one, as it is meant to be self contained and to last the distance. Most owners found the best way to get your cat to start using it was to sprinkle some catnip on the sisal, which will attract their attention. You'll find that once they start to use it, they will keep on using it as the scratcher of choice.

This sturdy scratcher is well worth the purchase price, and you will have it for years to come.

Petlinks System Dream Curl Curvy Two-Surface Scratcher

The Petlinks System Dream Curl Curvy Two-Surface Scratcher certainly looks unique! It is meant to be used not only as a scratcher, but as a lounging place for your cats. It gives them variety in scratching surfaces, with tightly woven sisal on one side, and carpet on the other. As an added bonus, underneath the curved surface is a hanging toy to get your cat interested in playing. Your more playful cats will tend to use this like a small cat tree, running underneath it, scratching it and lounging on it.

The beauty of this cat scratcher is that your cat will think that what they have, in fact, is a toy. The fact that the toy attached to the scratcher is catnip infused is sure to attract them, and once there, they will have a good scratch. It is sturdy, and meant to last the distance. You will find that if you have this on a hard surface that it will travel along the floor a bit, especially if your cats are enthusiastic in their playing, so make sure you have a mat underneath it.

If you are after something just a bit different, that is sure to attract your cat, then you can't go past this scratcher.

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