Updated May 15, 2020 by Christopher Thomas

The 10 Best Cardboard Cat Scatchers

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This wiki has been updated 5 times since it was first published in April of 2020. If you're a pet owner, you know how irritating it can be to have to replace curtains, chairs, or couches due to your furry friend's clawing and gnawing. Cardboard cat scratchers can be a great option that helps encourage healthy nail grooming habits in your cats while leaving your furniture intact. We've listed a wide range of selections that will suit most needs well. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Amznova Scratching Pad

2. PetFusion Jumbo Scratcher Lounge

3. GoPets Premium Scratcher

Editor's Notes

May 12, 2020:

Keeping your furry friends clean and properly groomed is critical to ensuring they are as healthy and happy as they can be. Besides getting the best possible shampoo and clippers to groom your cat, it's recommended that they independently keep their nails trimmed and neat. Cardboard cat scratchers are a great, simple solution to maintaining healthy nails while promoting positive scratching habits to leave your furniture in the best possible condition.

A lovely modern option is the Amznova Scratching Pad. Its slim design can match well inside contemporary homes and will help incentivize your cat to leave your precious furniture alone. If you're looking for a larger model, the PetFusion Jumbo Scratcher Lounge is capable of accomodating a couple of your furry friends while creating a more pleasing look inside your home compared to other flashy designs.

If your pets enjoy stretching while scratching, the GoPets Premium Scratcher and the Petmate Scratch 'n Play are great angeled options that feature fun, colorful designs, and catnip to help entice your felines to its cardboard construction.

The cardboard used in any of these models will eventually come loose as your cat scratches the material off. It is possible for your pet to eat the scraps, especially if they have feline pica, the urge to eat uncommon items. Large consumption of paper and other loose material can possibly cause health complications in the future. If your cat is susceptible to eating uncommon items, it's recommended to look into scratching posts that are made of a different material, such as carpet, that will not produce loose material as easily over time.

Special Honors

Scratchy Ramp Very high in price, the Scratchy Ramp is a great alternative to cardboard models due to its durable carpet material that will last for a long time. It's capable of accommodating larger cats up to 77 pounds, and has wide and height-adjustable build. scratchyramp.com

4. Petmate Scratch 'n Play

5. PetFusion Ultimate Scratcher

6. ASPCA Cat House

7. Kitty City XL Collection

8. Furhaven Tower Playground House

9. Petstages Easy Life

10. Bergan Turboscratcher


Christopher Thomas
Last updated on May 15, 2020 by Christopher Thomas

Building PCs, remodeling, and cooking since he was young, quasi-renowned trumpeter Christopher Thomas traveled the USA performing at and organizing shows from an early age. His work experiences led him to open a catering company, eventually becoming a sous chef in several fine LA restaurants. He enjoys all sorts of barely necessary gadgets, specialty computing, cutting-edge video games, and modern social policy. He has given talks on debunking pseudoscience, the Dunning-Kruger effect, culinary technique, and traveling. After two decades of product and market research, Chris has a keen sense of what people want to know and how to explain it clearly. He delights in parsing complex subjects for anyone who will listen -- because teaching is the best way to ensure that you understand things yourself.


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