Some tips on picking an appropriate scratching post:
Pick the right post. Think about the places your cat scratches now. What’s her preferred material? Scout out posts and coverings that mimic her favorite scratching surfaces. Choose from sisal, cardboard, carpet wood or leather.
How high? Does your cat stretch high and far above his head? Most cats like higher posts they can stretch right out on. Just be sure it’s sturdy so it won’t wibble, wobble or fall while your cat is scratching.
Location matters. Just like real estate, where you place your scratching board counts. Your kitty craves your attention, so it’s best to post her post in highly trafficked areas, where the family spends time together. This way her kitty “furniture” is on the scene, close to you—the one she loves best! Some cats stretch and scratch right after they wake up. If this is your puss place the scratching post close to favourite sleeping areas.
Structure matters. Does your kitty crave vertical scratching surfaces or horizontal ones? Some cats will enjoy a mix of both.