Cat trees or cat climbers  have a very important role to play in a cats life. They encourage many major functions, which are invaluable to a cats well-being. The climbing poles double up as scratching posts, allowing the cat not only to take care of their claws and exercise the surrounding muscles, but also to leave their scent on which for a cat is very important. The climbing enables a cat to get exercise and is the closest thing to climbing a tree (a natural everyday action for an outdoor cat) and enables the cat to feel secure in a high place away from people or dogs, looking down on its territory. The cat tree is a piece of furniture that belongs to cats only and I would encourage any cat carer to consider finding a space to put one. Your cat will love you for it so start your google search now!

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