Owning a cat (or several of them, no judgments here) can be a pleasure, but once furniture gets into the equation, things can get hairy, no pun intended, relatively quickly. It’s not their fur that’s the main issue, though, it’s their uncanny ability to claw at all of your furniture. Whether it’s a bedpost, the arm of your favorite recliner, or your brand new sofa, cats are pretty ruthless when it comes to tearing up brand new furniture. For them, it’s pretty much their day job. There is a somewhat easy solution to all of this, however, is getting them a scratching post. This will help alleviate much of their scratching desires, and in turn, keep your furniture in relatively good shape. Let’s look at some potential options for frustrated and flabbergasted feline owners.

Best Single Scratching Post

If you have just one cat and you know they like to scratch a single surface, you’ll probably want to opt for this 26 in. Sisal Scratch Post from Max & Marlow. Made of high-quality designer fabric with natural sisal rope wrapped around the post, it’s both durable and aesthetically pleasing. Your cats will love the feeling of the sisal rope, and there’s even a toy bird attached to the top that your cat can play with. Even if your cat isn’t happy with their new scratching post (very unlikely) there is a 100 percent product warranty. It may not be the fanciest of scratching posts, but it will certainly get the job done.

Best Multilevel Scratching Post

Now, for something a little more elaborate — whether it’s for multiple cats or just one highly curious kitty — the Go Pet Club 62-Inch Cat Tree is a great option. It’s almost like a kingdom for cats. Made of durable compressed wood, and wrapped with Faux Fur, this scratching post contains four levels of seating, a hammock, a rope toy, and an additional bed that protrudes from the second level. Obviously, there are several scratching posts throughout the entire piece, making it a versatile and fun clubhouse for your cats, big or small.

Best Scratching Post for Lazy Cats

One longstanding (and valid) stigma surrounding cats it that they’re quite lazy. If your cat happens to fall under this demographic, but to the extreme, you’ll want to get them a scratching post that doubles as a nap space. Well, look no further than the Petstages Cat Scratcher Cat Hammock Cat Scratching Post, which essentially acts as a two-in-one for your beloved furball. It’s both sturdy and comfortable, so your cat can relax with great support. If you’re living in close quarters and need to store it for a short time, it can be conveniently folded up and tucked away. This hammock/scratching post also comes with catnip that can be sprinkled onto your post for your cat to enjoy… well, until he or she is inevitably tuckered out.

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