When cats scratch at your furniture they are releasing anxiety, marking their territory, sharpening their claws, or simply scratching for enjoyment. It is impossible to get your cat to stop scratching on things, that is why it is important to redirect their scratching to a designated cat scratcher. To make it simple, here is a list for finding the perfect scratcher for your cat.
Cats actually have a preference for the material of their scratchers. The carpet scratchers are nice because they are soft to lay on when they’re done scratching. The only downside is that sometimes cats claws get caught in the carpet, however you can decrease the chance of this happening by trimming your cat’s claws regularly. Often times your cat will choose which material they like best for scratching.
Cardboard scratchers are nice because your cats claws won’t get caught in them and they’re less expensive.