Finding the Right Post
If you love your curtains and furniture, a scratching post is a must! Be aware that some cats are vertical scratchers, while others prefer horizontal or slanted scratching surfaces. What to look for? Try wood or rope for outdoor cats, a square or pillar of carpet for indoor cats, or economical cardboard. If you're not sure, offer a variety and see which your cat likes best. Sturdiness and stability matter most, so they can dig in without falling over, and the higher the post, the less likely they'll look for drapes and armchairs.