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Types of Scratching Posts

Upright scratching posts – Most cats prefer these. Scratching posts should be tall enough for your cat to stretch to its full length. It needs to be secure enough for the cat to pull with its full weight without toppling it.

Material – Cats prefer vertically oriented fibers, such as sisal, rather than carpeting on their posts.
Flat posts – Although this may not be the preferred scratching surface, offering your cat this option from day one can save quite a few carpets. There are several sizes and shapes of flat scratchers available. Most have a cardboard scratching surface that cats love.
 
   
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