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What Is the Best Cat Scratching Post Material?

Cats prefer sisal fabric over other cat scratching post materials.

Cats need to scratch, and if you provide them with an appropriate cat scratching post, they will almost certainly leave your furniture and other belongings alone. The trick is finding a cat scratching post that your cat likes. It's important to consider what the scratching post is covered with because cats don't generally like to scratch carpet or sisal rope. Learn why cats love sisal fabric most for scratching in this veterinarian-written article: "Sisal Fabric: The Best Material for Cat Scratching Posts."