Published at Saturday, July 14th, 2018 - 05:36:23 AM. . By Eve Woodall.
Next, you are gong to need to entice your cat to use the scratching post. To do this, you can rub catnip all over it. The scent will spark your fur balls curiosity. Soon after he or she shows interest, the scratching should begin. If your cat is not fond of catnip, you can put some other treats on top of the post and get the same outcome. For the first week or so, every time you notice your cat is using the post, be sure to positively reinforce the behavior. Give him or her a treat, and verbally praise him or her. A quick stroke is also a great way for you to show your cat that the behavior is acceptable to you.
Faux fur-covered models come in a variety of colors and patterns including paw prints and leopard print. Carpeted models tend to stand up to wear better and are generally sold in neutral colors to match your decor. Sturdier models of cat trees are available with larger platforms for fat felines or rambunctious kitties to prevent tipping. If your cat is older or has limited mobility you can find models with levels that are closer together and with horizontal scratching surfaces.
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