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.
If your cat scratches your carpet, you need to buy this, I have a 5x7 carpet, placed the post near my carpet, and I have not experienced or seen my cat scratch the carpet anymore! I put some catnip on it and rewarded her once or twice for using it, now she loves it.
On to our second one
on Jan 19, 2021
My kitties don't really like the cardboard scratchers. They have always much preferred this scratcher, for it to be laid down on the ground, and near their litter box, so they can work on their claws right after potty time. It also gives them something else to scratch than my rug, which is nearby. They love it so much, I needed to get another one because they've gotten right through the material in their favorite spots. Well worth it - took 3 years before needing replacement. You can try rubbing a little bit of catnip into the surface if your young/newly rescued cat doesn't seem to know what to do with it.
Wish I would have bought this years ago!
on Feb 8, 2021
No more bits of cardboard on the floor. Satisfying kitty scratches with bits of pent up nail shedding. The sisal looks great in the room. The service and delivery from Chewy was excellent and quick. All it took for this spoiled kitty to start scratching was a bit of 'nip and some human modeling.
Great replacement for cardboard scratcher
on Feb 14, 2021
Finally had enough of vacuuming up cardboard shreds and finding them everywhere so after reviewing many replacement options I settled on this model and my 3 medium cats took to it immediately with a tiny bit of catnip. Transition was smooth and it is sturdy enough to stay I place while they use it!
on Feb 19, 2021
My cat loves to scratch at it. I put it on the floor next to his bed. He also likes to lay on it, and that’s where I wish it was a bit wider. He hasn’t scratched at the furniture with having this, but laying on it, it should be a bit wider. His body lays over the sides.
Second one I bought.
on Feb 13, 2021
I bought This as a replacement for the exact same one that was pretty worn out after 8 years in a 3 cat household.. which is a pretty good amount of use. and the cats love it and for the most part i have gotten them to mostly only use the scratch post instead of the wood work in our house.
Cute and Compact
on Feb 25, 2021
My cat took a little while to start using it, but he really likes it now! It's pretty small-- I feel like it's good to have another scratcher that's big and tall, but this is nice and well-made as a secondary scratcher.
on Jan 25, 2021
I was really impressed with the the quality and durability of the SmartCat Scratcher. Both my cats use it all day, it holds up well, and when in use it doesn't lift up, or shift around because it has some weight to it. I really love this cat scratcher product, and they love it too!
Very sturdy and nice
on Jan 10, 2021
Both my cats really like this scratcher. I just put it flat on the ground, but it can be wall mounted. The fibers are strong and have not shown any sign of wear after a couple of weeks. The rubber booties help keep it from sliding around on my floors which don't have carpet.
Lovely but Lame
on Dec 27, 2020
This is a well made and attractive scratcher. However, my cats sniffed it, sat on it, scratched on it ONCE and want nothing to do with it. They go crazy on the cardboard scratchers and use the sisal post on their cat tree. So it comes down to the surface material on the SmartCat scratcher..