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What Is the Best Cat Scratching Post for Your Cat?

Cats want certain things in their cat scratching post. You can learn how to choose a good one plus our pick for the best cat scratching posts on the market.

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Soft Paws Can Help with Life Transitions

You can help protect your pets from scratches inflicted while they're getting used to one another or enduring a stressful transition. Soft Paws® can decrease the chances of painful scratches.

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The Ragdoll Cat and Cat Scratching Posts

The Ragdoll cat has very specific needs in a cat scratching post. Learn how to make your Ragdoll happy with the best scratching post.

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Benefits of a Good Cat Scratching Post

Cats scratch things for a few inborn reasons. Learn more about cat scratching and how to deal with it.

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Training A Cat or Kitten to Use a Scratching Post

Once you've found the perfect cat scratching post, you'll need to teach your cat to use it. Learn how to do that here.

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Choosing the Best Cat Scratching Post

If you have bought cat scratching posts just to have your cat turn up his nose and refuse to touch it, it may be because the post doesn't fit your cat's needs.

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Sisal Fabric: The Best Material for Cat Scratching Posts

Cats need to scratch. Sisal cat scratching posts help save your furniture from scratch marks.

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Cat Scratching Posts and Maine Coon Cats

Maine Coon cats are big and strong. They need a special kind of cat scratching post. Find out their requirements and the best scratching post for a Maine Coon cat here.

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The Benefits of Having Multiple Cat Scratching Surfaces

Cats scratch nearly every day of their lives, to keep their claws in tip-top shape, mark territory, stretch and flex their muscles, and work off stress. Creating an evironment that is "scratching friendly" will keep your cat and your belongings happy.

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STOMP out Problem Cat Scratching

You can STOMP out problem cat scratching in your home without resorting to an inhumane declawing procedure. Learn 5 easy steps to end problem cat scratching.

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Quiz - Do You Know How to Choose a Cat Scratching Post?

If you’ve bought cat scratching posts that your cat isn’t using, you may be frustrated. Take this quiz to find out if you know what qualities to look for when buying a scratching post.

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