EmeryCat Nail File Cat Board
Emery surface seemed like a good idea, but...
My seven cats loved this curved scratching pad (and the feather toy that comes with it) very much when it had strictly a cardboard surface. At one point, however, the manufacturer decided to add an emery coating to the surface of the board, which changed everything. Since replacing the pad with this new type of insert, I have seen the pad sit on the floor, untouched. Not one of my cats EVER has ever scratched on it [see image].
If the manufacturer were to return to the purely cardboard surface insert (or at least make it an option), then my investment in this product would work out because, in all other respects, it is a fine product.
November 30, 2014
Works fine, depends on your cat's preference
Some cats won't use certain things that other cats will, and scratching posts and pads are guesswork until you try them. My cats used this, and I would buy it again. The trouble is, I would have to, because I let a visitor criticize me for having too many scratching pads and threw this one away by mistake. It is pricey to buy, but then you can buy refills, so it can cost less than the other options in the long run.
September 27, 2014
Waste of money
This is a complete waste of money. My cats won't scratch it at all. When I brought it home, I put the feather toy that was included in its little slot and covered it in the included catnip. They raced over and played on it for a while, but wouldn't scratch it at all. Since I got it, I've never seen them actually scratch it a single time. I've tried to get them to play on it with toys, but no luck. It's basically just taking up space in my living room.
August 21, 2014