Ensuring that you have a cat scratching post that is strong, sturdy and robust enough is not limited to larger breeds such as the Ragdoll, Maine Coon or Savannah..
In fact, no matter how big and small your cat is, you will be very surprised as to the amount of “stress” they can put a cat scratching post under – simply from climbing, playing and of course scratching..
Ensuring that you have a heavy-duty cat scratching post that is able to sustain these actions over a long period of time is certainly worth the investment.
Of course, purchasing a budget cat scratching post will be suitable short-term and still provide your feline friend with everything they need, but from an owners perspective there can be nothing as frustrating as having to go back to the shop and have it replaced when it inevitably fails to do the job..
Some common things that may happen include;
The sisal rope will detach from the cat scratching post.
In cheaper models, the sisal rope is simply wrapped around the post and then stapled in place at the ends. This allows the sisal rope to detach much more easily than it would on a more heavy duty cat scratching post where the rope has been carefully glued in place…
Bending and swaying
The baseplate of the cat scratching post must be large and thick enough to be able to provide a strong enough foundation to support the scratching post.
If the base is smaller than it should be, then this can result in the scratching post tipping over and potentially causing injury.
We also recommend that the scratching post is screwed into the base plate with a minimum of four screws as this provides additional stability to allow your feline friend to scratch and also stretch their backs safely!
Fortunately, we have the U.K.’s largest available range of heavy duty cat scratching posts for you to choose from that have been exceptionally well made to the very highest standards.
In fact, all of our robust and large cat trees come with a one year warranty and should the rope eventually become worn, we can provide replacement parts to ensure that you do not need to replace the entire tree. No more trips back down to the pet shop!