We realize this ourselves in everyday life: there is a shampoo more or less suitable for our hair, and one brush is not the same as the other. Why, then, should we think that it is not the same for our feline friends? Every cat has her own personal needs, and these invariably change over the years. For example, have you ever wondered how to choose the perfect scratching post according to the cat’s age?
For convenience, taking as an example the article published on “Catster.com”, we will consider the three great ages of a cat’s life: childhood, adulthood and old age.
It is at this early stage of his life that Kitty discovers the need to get her nails done. What is important to remember is that if we do not offer him suitable support, he will look for it himself. Finding him in our sofa, in our tents or even worse.
Since we don’t yet know the habits of the new member of the family, it’s a good idea to choose a scratching post on which Kitty can do her nails either by stretching her back up well or by simply extending her legs on a horizontal plane. If he has already got into the habit of venting on a point in the house that we would like to save, the best idea is to place the scratching post near it and block access to the “incriminated” place.
When you know Kitty’s habits and preferences, everything is much simpler. The recommendation, in this case, concerns the coexistence of several felines in the same territory.
As many already know, doing your nails also serves to mark the territory. And so, when several cats are sharing a single one, it will be necessary also to place one per kitten in the house. They’ll share them, they’ll take care of each other.
The old man
In the final phase of its life, the cat makes less physical movement. So, doing her nails is also good for stretching and exercising her muscles.
For this purpose, a scratching post that develops in height is certainly the best choice. In this way, the older cat can arch its back and legs properly.
These are just a few tips on how to choose the perfect scratching post according to your cat’s age: you could easily go into the subject in more detail. If you are interested, please let us know in the comments!