All about Cat Furniture
Cat Beds, Cat Houses, Scratching Posts
Many people don't realize it, but cat furniture can play a large role in maintaining the health of your cat.
To take just one example, a cat scratching post -- unless you want your cat to use your favorite sofa or new curtains -- is absolutely essential for allowing your cat to properly stretch its claws, mark its territory with scent glands on the bottom of its paws (undetectable to humans), and express its primal drive to scratch.
Cat Furniture -- Which Should You Buy?
Some cats love to play peek-a-boo and other games by darting in and out of cat houses and cat tents; others enjoy the warm feeling of snuggling up in their very own cat bed and purring the afternoon away; and every cat that spends any amount of time indoors, as already addressed, needs a scratching
post on which to exercise and stretch its claws.
No, you do not need to buy all of the different kinds of available cat furniture. Only get what your personal lifestyle requires.
For example, does your cat generously help herself to the use of your bed everytime she wants to nap? If so, you don't need to buy a cat bed or cat house -- that is, if you don't mind having your cat usurp your bed all day and night.
On the other hand, if you decide your bed is off-limits to kitty -- hey, she leaves large patches of fur and the occassional hairball surprise betwixt your otherwise fresh sheets -- then you might want to invest in a cat house, cat bed, or cat tent.
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