Keep kitty claws busy… and keep your curtains intact! The SmartCat Bootsie's Combination Scratcher lets cats tone their muscle, remove old nail sheaths, and get rid of stress without damaging your furniture or drapes. Woven sisal makes this scratcher more durable than others, and the convenient wall mounts allow you to hang it or leave it flat on the ground near your cat's favorite nap spot.
Rubber feet provide stability and prevent slipping while on the floor
Versatile scratcher mounts on the wall, hangs over a door, or sits on the floor
Relieves cat's stress and helps tone muscle
Heavy-duty, built-to-last construction with quality workmanship
Fibrous and durable woven sisal naturally inspires scratching
Place the post in a room where the cat spends a lot of time. Cats often like to stretch and scratch when they wake up from a nap.
To introduce the post to your cat try using catnip as a lure. (For most cats a lure is unnecessary, but fun.) Rub catnip onto the sisal material and call the cat over to the post.
Scratch your nails along the surface of the material. This will attract the cat and at the same time teach him where to scratch.
After your cat begins to scratch, praise him and give him a food treat. (Small kittens can be trained to climb the post by showing them food treats and placing it at the top of the post.
If your cat has already been scratching a piece of furniture, place the post directly in front of it.
Temporarily cover the previously scratched areas with a few strips of double-sided carpet tape or clear double-sided tape strips that are designed for this purpose. This will help redirect your cat’s scratching activities to the post.
My cat does not like the texture of this scratch pad. He has been scratching these wood cabinets and I bought this to deter that behavior. I showed it to him and he used it once or twice. Then I placed it right next to the cabinets and he still chose to scratch the cabinets. I didn’t mount it onto a wall, but he has also used the cardboard scratchers placed on the floor before and liked them. I was just hoping for something with less mess since the cardboard scratchers create little shreds of cardboard everywhere. This scratcher is well made, it’s just too bad my cat doesn’t like it.
on Sep 22, 2020
Both Charlie and I love these scratch pads! Unlike the cardboard one, it doesn't get pieces of shmutz all over the floor and doesn't look like trash once it's been scratched on a few times. I have bought several of these. They will be the only ones I buy from now on. (Oh and Charlie LOVES it- its the only thing he scratches on, thank God!)
Wasn't for us.
on Sep 9, 2020
I was so excited for our kitty to try this out thinking it would be more durable and longer lasting. Unfortunately, our kitty doesn't enjoy it - he stopped scratching after a second. We ended up going back to the cardboard scratchers. Other kitties may love this, but ours did not.
Great Wall Mount Scratcher
on Aug 7, 2020
I had one of these already, but the cats had pretty much shredded it. Replaced it and added another one. These are great for tight spaces where a regular post won't work. I use one for wall mount and one on the floor for my cats that prefer scratching horizontally.
on Aug 29, 2020
My cats enjoy and use this scratcher very much. I have it on the floor in front of a scratching rug and it's their little station. If only the scratcher was a little wider, it'd be absolutely perfect.
Helps to save the furniture!
on Aug 23, 2020
In addition to several vertical scratching posts, we put this horizontal one on the floor next to the back of the couch — they’ve been scratching it instead of getting under the couch and scratching the fabric.
Great scratcher for cats!
on Jun 30, 2020
I use it on the column before going up the stairs. The cats were using it so I used to use the cardboard ones which were great but they made a mess. This works really well with a thin rope around the top and then 3 flat bungee cords going down top to bottom. It also looks a lot better. Lasts about 6 months with 6 cats.
My girl's favorite scratching wall
on Jun 15, 2020
I've been using the bootsie combination scratchers for years. Four of them make a great scratching wall and I have two of them in my house.
Each scratcher comes with a pre-drilled hole on the back and hardware to mount on the wall.
My two female Siberians had killed the first eight of them and so I replaced them with eight more. A little bit of catnip on the new scratchers and the girls are using them like they've never been replaced!
on Jul 28, 2020
My cat took one look at it and walked away. She loves to scratch on the other scratchers but this one does not suit her at all. She has come back and looked at it and always ignores.
Took time for him to figure out
on May 28, 2020
I brought my kitty inside from outside. For the first three months this sat on the floor and he just stared at it. Then I sprayed it with catnip, and as soon as he starting scratching I told him how good he was (I swear he understands English)! Now he absolutely loves it! He uses it multiple times a day, every day now. But I really did have to spray it with liquid catnip for him, at first, for him to get interested. He's used to scratching on fallen branches, so he like that it's flat on the floor. He's a big boy - 15lbs of muscle - and this scratcher is up to the job! I do not cut his claws, and he doesn't use them on anything else!