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Month: November 2019

The Numerous Benefits of a Cat Tree

The Numerous Benefits of a Cat Tree

Cat owners are known for spoiling their pets. One of the best ways to pamper them is to give them a cat tree. It is named so because it often resembles a tree, with different levels, or branches, and various platforms at graduation heights. The surface is usually covered with carpet or acrylic material. They also often come with posts scratched near the base that are covered with sisal fibers or sometimes hemp ropes. They come in hundreds of different designs, so it’s quite easy to find one that matches the decoration of your home or apartment.

There are a number of different reasons that can benefit you and your cat more than pampering your pet:

Save Your Furniture

Cats generally need to scratch and the usual beneficiary of scratching is your furniture. A cat tree will distract them from your furniture, save it from destruction. Cats scratch to sharpen their claws or mark their territory, so that the cat tree can give them a new place to do these things.

Training for Your Cat

If you have an indoor cat and live in a small room, you might see cats running around at the same time every night. Cats need to exercise, and climbing is one of the best ways for them to get it. Cat trees often have many levels which will give them a chance to jump too. The cat tree can also help keep them entertained to give you occasional time for yourself.

Get your furniture back

Cats like to take your favorite spot on the couch or on your bed. The cat tree will give them a new place to claim that it can be their own. They might still steal your place from time to time, but at least they now have furniture that is just for them.

Save your child

If you have small children, you may notice that your cat doesn’t like it all the time. Your cat might even scratch it. This can often happen because the children’s quick movements frighten them and they feel like they have nowhere to run. The cat tree will give them a place to go where children cannot.

The cat tree is one of the best purchases you can make for your cat. If giving them their own place where no one can bother them. This is also great if you have more than one cat, because most trees come with various platforms where they can all relax comfortably. You also don’t have to deal with buying new furniture every few years, or just living with a torn sofa and chair that embarrasses you when guests arrive. The cat tree has many benefits for you and your cat so there is no reason not to get it. You, your kids, your furniture, and especially your cats will definitely thank you.… READ MORE ...

Training Your Cat To Use A Scratching Post

Training Your Cat To Use A Scratching Post

Cats have their natural behavior that may appall a new owner, like scratching table legs, couches, or any surface around the house. If you happen to start with a kitten, it will be easier for you to start it with good habit pattern.

Why Cats Scratch Cats have an instinct to scratch for various reasons. The main reason is that it cleans out their claws and keeps them at a healthy length. It also gives them a way to exercise, strengthen and stretch their muscles. It is also a way for the cat to exercise its instincts to mark its territory. Plus, it will get to do something that gives it pleasure and can improve its attitude and increase its happiness. And we all know that a healthy and happy cat is the best to have around.

Start Training Early After accessorizing your kitten with a cat collar, providing your new kitty with an appropriate scratching area will spare your home from unsightly scratch marks and at the same time give your little darling the freedom to do all the scratching and stretching it needs. Scratching is a natural urge of a cat to release stress, clean their claws from hardened cover, and tone their muscles. They also release scent when scratching to mark their territories.

Maintaining the Good Habit It is a good move for a cat owner like you to select one or more cat scratching posts found in cat supplies store. Since your cat will normally roam around the house, you may want your cat to have scratching posts in different rooms where your cat usually visits. The rule is 1+1. If you have one cat, you may buy one scratching post plus an extra. Or you may provide more if you have a bigger house.

Choosing the Perfect Post for Your Pet

Although a cat will love the natural feel of a tree stump, the rustic look might not complement your house interior. There are different types of commercial cat scratching posts in stores that carry cat supplies. You may want to give your beloved kitty with a “condo type” scratching post that will not only offer scratching surface but also give it a hiding and climbing place. A simple scratching post like a wooden pole attached to a sturdy base will also serve the same purpose aside from being easy on the pocket. Depending on the preference of your cat, you may choose posts with smooth or rough surface.… READ MORE ...

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