Midlands Veterinary Clinic

5 Ways Your Cat Benefits from a Scratching Post😻

#1 – Claw health
Scratching helps your cat shed loose layers from their claws. Removing those dead layers is a key part of keeping their claws healthy, sharp, and ready for action.

#2 – Stretch
A tall scratching post will help your cat stretch their whole body as well as their paws. Stretching helps your cat keep their muscles in tip-top shape so they ready to bound and pounce.

#3 – Exercise
For your cat, scratching involves stretching and digging their claws into the fiber of the post. All of that standing on hind legs, stretching, and digging is a great way for your cat to release pent up energy and get a bit of exercise.

#4 – Reduce stress
Digging their claws into the right kind of fiber (like a sisal scratching post) is very satisfying for cats. That, mixed with the stretching and exercise can help keep your cat emotionally healthy and happy.

#5 – Communication
In a multi-cat house, the scratching post can become a communication device. Cats have scent glands in their paws (similar to the ones they have in their cheeks). Cats use their scent glands to mark their territory and to determine rank.

Get your cat scratch post today from Midlands Veterinary Clinic !!

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