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PJ Pet Products

Caring for your beloved feline friend involves more than regular feeding and offering a warm lap for snuggles. A crucial aspect of their well-being is providing them with a quality scratching post, not just as an outlet for their natural scratching instincts, but also as a piece of furniture in your home.

PJ Pet Products, a UK-based company, offers an array of cat scratching posts, including the plush CA&T Fat Boy Grey, the elegant Fat Boy Beige, the sturdy Smart Cat Ultimate Scratching Post Grey, and the towering Floor to Ceiling Scratch Tree. But how do you keep these essential items clean and in good condition? This comprehensive guide will walk you through the steps of maintaining your cat’s scratching post, ensuring it remains a beloved part of your pet’s daily life and your home décor.


Routine Cleaning

Regular cleaning is essential. Start by vacuuming the scratching post at least once a week to remove loose fur and dust. For this, use a vacuum cleaner with a hose attachment, preferably one with soft bristles to avoid damaging the fabric or sisal rope. This routine prevents the build-up of dirt and keeps the post looking fresh.

Cats, being the curious creatures they are, might occasionally leave stains or odours on their scratching posts. For fabric-covered posts like the Fat Boy Beige, spot cleaning with a mild detergent and water can work wonders. Apply the solution with a soft cloth, gently dabbing at the stain, and then let it air dry.

For tougher stains or lingering odours, a mixture of white vinegar and water can be effective. The vinegar acts as a natural disinfectant and deodoriser. However, always test this solution on a small, inconspicuous area first to ensure it won’t damage the material. For sisal-covered posts, avoid using too much water as it can weaken the fibres.


Addressing Wear and Tear

Scratching posts are subject to wear and tear, especially if they’re popular with your feline friend. Regularly inspect the post for any loose threads or frayed areas, especially in products like the Smart Cat Ultimate Scratching Post Grey. If parts of the post are significantly worn, consider replacing them. PJ Pet Products offers replacement parts for some of our models, ensuring you can extend the life of your pet’s favourite scratching spot.

Eco-Friendly Cleaning Practices

As a company committed to sustainability, we encourage eco-friendly cleaning practices. Instead of using harsh chemical cleaners, opt for natural alternatives like baking soda and vinegar. Not only are they effective in cleaning and deodorising, but they’re also safer for your pet and the environment.


Maintaining your cat’s scratching post is not just about cleanliness; it’s about ensuring the health and happiness of your pet. A well-maintained scratching post provides a safe and enjoyable outlet for your cat’s natural behaviours. By following these simple steps, you can ensure that your cat’s scratching post remains an appealing and durable part of your home for years to come. Explore the full range of PJ Pet Products’ cat scratching posts and accessories to find the perfect fit for your feline friend and your living space.