If run-of-the-mill gargantuan, carpet-covered cat scratch posts go against your green ethics and design aesthetics, SmartyKat’s new CatChaise is a must for your feline. The modern-style scratcher is made from recycled corrugated cardboard, which SmartyKat says is a favorite of cats because the honeycomb-like grooves closely resemble tree bark, a natural scratching post fave.
To entice your pet to get clawing, sprinkle some SmartyKat 100 percent certified organic catnip or home-grown catnip over the scratcher and let it fall between the cracks. Your cat should go crazy for the scent. If all the action tires out your fur ball, she can take a snooze on the CatChaise since it doubles as a lounger, too.
Another problem with traditional carpet-covered cat scratch posts is that once your cat claws one to shreds, it’ll end up going to a landfill where it will never biodegrade. The lightweight CatChaise on the other hand is recyclable, biodegradable and compostable – making it an eco-friendly cat toy in more ways than one. And if the CatChaise isn’t for you, you can always make your own scratching post, too!