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4 Reasons to Give Your Kitty a Cat Tower

February 1 2016

Does your feline friend have a cat tower? If not, we strongly suggest that you get her one. You don’t have to spend a lot of money: you can simply repurpose an old stepladder or metal storage rack by adding planks and covering it with carpet or sisal rope. Having a cat towers is actually beneficial to Fluffy in many ways. A local Lawrenceville, GA vet lists some great reasons to give your furball a kitty tower in this article.


Exercise is just as good for cats as it is for us. A kitty tower will help keep your furball active. Some cats see their towers as jungle gyms! Even if your furball isn’t quite that active, she’ll still have to climb and jump to reach her favorite spot. Later, your kitty can also use the post to stretch her muscles.

High Vantage Point

If you think about it, the view cats have from ground level isn’t really all that great. Fluffy probably sees quite a lot of shoes, dust bunnies, and furniture legs! In the wild, kitties often climb trees to get a better view of what is going on around them, and watch for both predators and prey. Being in a high spot lets your kitty observe her kingdom much more easily! Plus, it also lets your pet look down on us with that smug look cats do so well. Tip: If you put the tower in front of a window with a good view, you’ll get extra purrs.

Napping Spot

We know, cats don’t have much difficulty finding spots to settle down in for all those naps. But as far as your furball is concerned, there simply is no such thing as too many napping spots. Fluffy will certainly enjoy catching some of those Z’s from her kitty tower.

Scratching Post

Scratching is an instinctive behavior in cats. Those claws are very important to our feline friends’ survival in the wild: they help kitties hunt, defend themselves, and climb to shelter or safety. The urge to keep those sharp little nails in good shape is very deeply ingrained into Fluffy’s kitty brain. Offering your cat a proper scratching post will let her see to her needs without ruining your furniture.

Is your cat due for shots or an examination? Contact us, your Lawrenceville, GA animal clinic, anytime!

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