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Emery Cat Emery Cat Board

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Emery Cat is a hit with my kitties!

4

I was hesitant to purchase Emery Cat because sometimes my cat's aren't nearly as impressed with my purchases for them as I am. In this case they loved my purchase! My cats have always loved the cat scratcher's that are horizontal rather than vertical. So I usually purchase the cardboard model's that are pretty much destroyed in a week or so. Emery Cat is much more durable. It not only satisfies kitty's urge to scratch but also helps keep nails "trimmed" down. It takes the points off of my kitties nails saving me from trimming their nails. I would have given this 10 stars if it hadn't been for the little pieces that do tend to come off when kitty has a good scratching session. It's not a big deal, as this happens with all of the scratcher's that I use. I would recommend this product to anyone who has a cat that likes to scratch, which would be every cat owner! It's a very good product and the price isn't ridiculous.

dgsgirl

Canton, OH

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Tail chaser

5

The Emery Cat Emery Cat Board is quite unique. I was unsure how the cat would take to this but, thankfully, it all went well. First and foremost, the board seems durable and not too cheaply made. It is brown in color and has a some what tan emery type vented area as well. He liked to pluck his nails at it and at times, it could be slightly nerve wrecking. But it doesn't take up very much space and he seems to like it a lot. The cat likes to stretch on the emery board and roll around. Really, it is actually quite entertaining to watch. He loves to play with the feathered bar too. He swats and plays for hours. I am unsure as to how it works as an emery board. I don't think it trims his nails but I might be wrong. I think that the Emery Cat Board is best used as a Christmas gift for your cat - son. He most certainly will be highly entertained but, I don't know about it's emery powers. Based on observation alone, it seems like he enjoys it very much.

Estella1

USA

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My Cats Love Scratching This!♥

5

I got this on someone's recommendation to keep my cats from scratching my furniture. It was easy to put together, but there were a few problems. There is a little toy that attaches to the emery Board. My cats had it torn off nearly right away. While it was a good idea, & they enjoyed it while it lasted, they destroyed that part of it within minutes. I have no idea where to get the middle refills. Although, so far, I haven't had to get a new one. I haven't gotten more cat nip for it, either, but they don't seem to mind. It hasn't stopped them from scratching my furniture like it says it's supposed to do. They have cut down, but haven't stopped. Their nails are cut down, so we don't need to cut their claws as much. But we do need to still cut them. It's not a perfect cure-all, but it does do what they say to a point. That, and my cats love to scratch on it. They even like to lay on it! Great product to help cut down on problems, but, at least in my cats' case, doesn't solve the scratching and nail clipping problems. But they will love it!

HarlieD

USA

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My cats prefer to sleep on it

4

On paper, the concept seems good. A texture to scratch and file their claws, and a shape that helps the cat stretch herself out as she scratches. There is a feather on a pole for her to play with. And if I add catnip to the scratcher, it entices the cats to scratch it more. But in practice, my cats prefer to sleep on top of it. They do like it, but not for its intended purpose, which is to give them something else to do their instinctive scratching rather than expensive furniture. And the feather on the pole is cute, but it disappeared because a cat took it away somewhere which I have not yet determined. I might find it under the refrigerator when I sweep. Anyway, what I notice is that they went for it when it was new and novel, and sniffed the catnip and rubbed their heads on it. A couple of them did scratch it, but then they stretched out on top of it and slept on it. Oh, well, it does make them happy, but not in the way that I had expected.

MoiraWhitlock

USA

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Cats say no to the Emery Board

3

I have two cats one of which despises having her nails cut. Both my cats also love playing with scratchy boards/toys so I was hoping they would like this Emery Board and it could trim their nails at the same time. Eh, I was wrong. My cats just weren't that into the Emery Board. They played with the feather toy it came with with for about all of a second. They only attempted scratching the board a few times and did not seem to like it as they never attempted again. The actual scratch board itself it pretty hard and rough (more than usual scratch boards) so I am wondering if they didn't like how it made their nails feel. I also think my cats (and many cats I have been in contact with) prefer vertical scratch boards because that allows them to stretch and imitate climbing. I also tried placing this board vertical but they still didn't like it. So I'm not really sure if it works because I couldn't get my kitties to use it on a consistent basis. I wouldn't recommend the Emery Board based on my cats experience.

meg24209

USA

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My cats won't really touch it.

1

Cats are very strange animals, and they like to avoid certain things and favor others, such as a fresh basket of laundry. My little sister got this scratching post for my cats but they refused to touch it for some reason. Instead they chose to ruin my chairs.

Avatarluver1

USA

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Pain free nail trimmings.

5

My cat is absolutely terrible with new things, and when I introduced the nail clipper to him when he was just a baby he totally freaked out. He will run far away at the sight of the nail clipper and will jolt awake from his sleep if you try to clip his nails while he is taking a nap. It has been impossible to clip his nails, and it had been getting to the point where I was afraid that his nail would hurt his toes. We saw an advertisement for this emery scratch board and thought it would be the perfect thing. Our cat doesn't like getting his nails clipped, but he does like to scratch things. We bought this board, and coaxed our cat to scratch it. We gave him treats when he scratched the board and now he does it all by himself. We no longer have to trim his nails and he can now enjoy playing with his toy while we enjoy the privileged of shortened nails without a hassle! This board has also lasted a surprisingly long time.

helleytelly

USA

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Good but not great.

3

My cat doesn't use this much, I'm sure if it actually leaned against a wall or something she'd like it a lot more. The feather toy broke within minutes, she snapped the wand just before the hole it sits in.

LaceyOBrien

USA

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Cats like the Emery Cat Board

2

We got our first Emery Cat Board a couple of months ago.  It took our two kitties a few days to adjust, and they used it for a few weeks, but then began using it less and less, until they simply refused to use it anymore. I'm not sure what it was about this cat board, but apparently they decided they did not like it.

dgk

Reston, VA

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Half of my cats use the Emery Cat... on occasion

3

I don't watch infomercials, so the first time I saw this was in a store. I thought it was a great idea, but didn't know if it would actually work, or if my cats would use it. I have two cats: one that only scratches on carpet (and I'm not talking about a carpetted scratching post) and one who loves to scratch on a scratching post, but has gotten finicky about which type of scratcher he'll use. I bought a new scratching post about six months ago that he has never touched. He had one of those flat cardboard scratching pads that he absolutely loved, but it was so worn out that it was basically useless. I thought he might like the Emery Cat because it is similar to his last scratch pad, and I liked the idea that it can file down his claws, so when I saw it on clearance I bought it. It comes with a bag of catnip to apply to the Emery Cat; I simply pulled the insert out and put the catnip under it to avoid the mess, and to avoid my cats licking the catnip and the gritty emery-stuff off. But it seems like there may be a scent that overpowers the catnip, because my cats barely notice it. My younger cat doesn't use scratching post for scratching, but he does love to lay on the flat ones... but the arch on this drives him away. He doesn't like it at all. My other cat, the one I really got this for, barely uses it; in the month that we've had it, I've seen him use it 4 or 5 times. HOWEVER (and this is  the reason for my rating), it really does file down the cat's claws!  

RangerX

Newnan, GA

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