Animal Stuff Inc. - The Lucy Cat Scratcher and Lounge
Cat furniture is a perfect addition to any feline friendly home. It not only provides your kitty with a comfortable space all its own, but also serves as a place for your cat to stretch and relax. More importantly, cat scratchers and furniture provide them a place to perform their innate scratching behaviors.
The Lucy cat scratcher and lounge features 3 posts, two with carpet and the other covered in sisal rope-a favorite scratching surface of cats everywhere. The Lucy cat scratcher and lounge is a versatile style for both old and young cats. Cats love to watch the world go by perched atop their very own special furniture. The Lucy is the perfect window height and has multiple scratching and reclining areas. Sturdy wood construction covered with plush commercial cut-pile carpeting.
Please Note: This item ships directly from the manufacturer. Please allow 1-2 weeks for delivery. Shipping is included in the price!
Shelves: 11" x 17"
Post 1: 12"
Post 2: 24"
Post 3: 34"
Why cats need to scratch
Cats scratch for a variety of reasons, none of which are to be nasty, destructive or "disobedient". Scratching is a necessary and natural activity that tones and stretches the muscles and ligaments that run from the cats paw all the way down the spine. It also relieves stress, removes old nail sheaths from the claws and marks territory-all activities that cats do in the wild.
If the thought of a cat scratching your furniture, carpets, bed or any other household item sends chills down your spine, you may want to reconsider choosing a cat as your companion.
Providing a proper outlet for your pet to scratch is imperative for making you and your pet happy and creating a peaceful home. Unfortunately, in the United States declawing is still legal and is done mainly out of convenience for the owner. Many people believe that declawing is a simple and routine procedure. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Declawing is a major and very painful surgery. It can handicap the cat physically, socially and psychologically for the rest of its life, predisposing the cat to certain temperament and behavior problems such as shyness, biting and litter box avoidance. By regularly trimming your cat's nails and offering a suitable scratching target you are providing a natural outlet for a normal, healthy behavior and you will be rewarded with a content and confident companion.
From a cat's point of view, claws are not optional. Claws are an integral part of a cat's "catness." No cat wants to be declawed. For more information about the consequences of declawing and the many humane alternatives