#3831 Bootsie’s Combination Scratcher by SmartCat®
FEATURES AND BENEFITS
Fibrous and durable woven sisal naturally encourages scratching
Multipurpose scratcher can be wall mounted or placed on the floor
Includes an easy to use wall-mount system
Rubber feet provide stability and prevent slipping
Measures 24″x 7″x2.5″
WHY DO CATS SCRATCH?
To remove old nail sheaths from 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 scratcher where the cat spends a lot of time. Cats often like to stretch and scratch when they wake up from a nap.
To introduce the scratcher, try using catnip as a lure. (For most cats this 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 also teach where to scratch.
After your cat begins to scratch, offer praise and a food treat.
If your cat has been scratching a piece of furniture, place the scratcher directly in front of it. Cover that area with Sticky Paws™ (click here to order) or use double-sided tape. This will help redirect your cat’s scratching activities to the scratcher. Shower lots of praise on your cat when you see them using the scratcher to reinforce this positive behavior.
A durable scratching surface is essential for cats – this helps them tone their muscles, remove old nail sheaths from their claws, and relieve stress. Bootsie’s Combination Scratcher is made from woven sisal, which is much more durable than wound sisal, ensuring years of use.