Cats have shown an inborn ability to scratch furniture, wallpaper, drapers, rugs, carpeting and nearly anything else that they can reach with their little paws. As you already know, a great way of keeping cats from damaging your home is by providing them an equally better material to practice their scratches on.
The SmartCat Bootsie’s Three-in-One Cat Scratcher is an excellent scratching pad designed specifically to entertain your cats.
A great scratching material should offer fun, functionality and style. These are some of the words you can use to describe this. SmartCat Bootsie’s Three-in-One Cat Scratcher offers a top quality sisal-scratching pad for all cats.
A very flexible cat scratcher can be mounted upright on a wall or simply laid horizontally on the floor. This cat scratcher is also unobtrusive as it takes up very little space in your home.
- Woven sisal for extra durability
- Easy wall mounting set up system
- Rubber feet to prevent sliding around
- Can be placed anywhere your cat likes to scratch
- Dimensions: 2.5 x 7 x 24 inches
- Weight: 4.8 pounds
- Very well-made and does not shed
- The use of woven sisal helps it last longer
- Attractive and fits in well when mounted
- Flexible scratcher as it can be used either mounted vertically or placed horizontally on the floor
- Fast setup and does not move around when the cats are scratching it
- It gives cats a great stretch when mounted vertically
- Great choice for people with limited space since it can be set up in various ways
- The woven sisal looks great and can complement your home décor
- Some cats do not like this scratcher and you have to add some catnip to get them interested
- It is not double-sided, which means that cats can only scratch on one side
Cats love scratching stuff wherever they might be. If they are outdoors, they will scratch on wooden posts and trees. However, indoor cats usually target the walls, carpet, cabinet and the sofa among others.
While this scratching is important for relieving stress, sharpening claws and a great stretch workout, it can cause damage to your property. This is precisely what the SmartCat Bootsie’s Three-in-One Cat Scratcher seeks to address.
This SmartCat Bootsie’s Three-in-One Cat Scratcher offers a sizeable pad that your cats can scratch on and thus deters them from damaging your property. The scratcher is not only functional, but also has some great wood accents placed at the bottom and top that blends in well with your room.
The front surface consists of a sturdy woven sisal scratching surface while the rear has the mounting bracket and rubber feet.
In terms of appearance, this SmartCat Bootsie’s Cat Scratcher is a discrete cat toy. Thanks to its small size it occupies a very minimal footprint within your home.
The beige sisal and wooden accents look more visually appealing as compared to conventional scratching posts.
Setting up this cat scratcher is simple and you have a wide range of options for how to use it. You can mount it on your wall or take advantage of the rubber feet and just lay it flat on the floor.
Regardless of how you set it up, it has some strong woven sisal that will withstand even the most powerful scratches.
Sisal rope is notorious for shedding and causing a big mess when used in a cat scratcher. Fortunately, the use of woven sisal in this SmartCat Bootsie’s Cat Scratcher can last longer than regular sisal rope.
Furthermore, it does not shed sisal pieces even when it starts getting worn after a long time.
In terms of cat-friendliness and usability, this combination scratcher works great. While it is quite narrow to function as a cat lounger, it has enough space for your cat to scratch on easily. Its length of 24 inches is also quite adequate for both wall mounting and use as a simple floor scratcher.
Stability can be an issue for wall mounting as this scratcher has a tendency of swiveling on its sides as it comes with one mounting bracket. To make the mount more secure and safe for your cat, consider adding some Velcro on the bottom to hold the scratcher in place. Nevertheless, its lightweight size makes mounting work a breeze.
The longevity of any cat scratcher is an important consideration as it will help you determine whether or not you are making a good purchase decision. This particular cat scratcher featured here is designed to outlive nearly all cardboard scratches available today, and also those scratchers made of regular sisal rope only.
Thus, even though you can only use it on one side, this SmartCat Bootsie’s Cat Scratcher remains an excellent value because of its quality and durability.
PetFusion is known for making some very attractive cat scratchers. A good example is the PetFusion Ultimate Cat Scratcher Lounge, which features a superior quality cardboard construction.
What is most unique about this cat scratcher is that it has a curvy design that looks modern and sleek, especially when still new. You will not have to hide your PetFusion cat scratcher lounge you have guests visiting.
The scratching material is strong corrugated cardboard, which is only second to sisal in terms of durability. You should expect at least 12 months durability under normal usage.
In addition to functioning as a cat scratcher, this PetFusion Ultimate Cat Scratcher Lounge can also be used as a sleeping area for your cats.
While the PetFusion Cat Scratcher Lounge does have its benefits, it is not really a great scratching solution when compared to the SmartCat Bootsie’s Three-in-One Cat Scratcher for various reasons. One major reason is the use of an inferior cardboard scratching surface that usually gets worn out very quickly as compared to the woven sisal material.
This means that the SmartCat Bootsie’s scratcher will outlast the PetFusion Cat Scratcher Lounge by a long time, which is a great benefit to have when shopping for a top quality cat scratcher.