The 10 Best Scratching Posts

This Review has been updated 21 times since it was first published in July of 2015. Whether you have a new kitten or a beast of a cat that loves to destroy furniture, a scratching post can be a godsend. They help to satiate a feline’s instinctual need to scratch while also maintaining their nail growth and physical health, so they can have a romp without even knowing it’s good for them (while saving your favorite chair). When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Review. Skip to the best scratching post on Amazon.

Editor's Choices
The 10 Best Scratching Posts

10. PetFusion Vertical

  • Made with nontoxic corn starch glue
  • Available in two sizes
  • Too easy for cats to knock over

9. Go Pet Club Cat Tree

  • 16-inch base takes up little space
  • Includes tools for assembly
  • Not for cats over 15 pounds

8. SmartCat Bootsie’s

  • Ample space for taller pets
  • Great for cats that claw furniture
  • Easy to tip over if not secured

7. Sofa-Scratcher Furniture Protector

  • Carpeted backing protects upholstery
  • Great for smaller living spaces
  • Too short for large cats to stretch

6. MidWest Homes Feline Nuvo

  • Easy to wipe clean
  • Good for declawed cats too
  • Backed by a one-year warranty

5. Molly and Friends Cradle

  • Spacious enough for larger pets
  • Solid construction
  • Quality carpet resists shedding

4. Paws & Pals Tree House

  • Built-in dangling toy
  • Easy to assemble
  • Suitable for cats of all ages

3. Catit Style

  • Corrugated surface helps trim claws
  • Fun animal print exterior
  • Budget-friendly price

2. PetFusion Ultimate Lounge

  • Large surface area
  • Made with nontoxic glue
  • Includes premium usa organic catnip

1. SmartCat Ultimate

  • Extremely durable
  • Minimal assembly required
  • Cats love to sit on the top perch

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