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Does Emery Cat Really Work?

The Emery Cat claims to be the perfect nail cropper for people who really love their pets.  According to them, the old difficulties of cutting a cat’s claws can be a permanent thing of the past with the Emery Cat, which supposedly functions like an emory board for cats, similar to the product women use on their own nails.  The difference is, the cat cuts its own nails as it scratches on the Emery Cat, an activity that is part of a cat’s way of playing.  Because the Emery Cat has a honeycomb surface, as the cat playfully scratches, it is simultaneously filing its claws.  The cat is drawn to the Emery Cat because it is infused with catnip.  What’s more, its arch shape permits the cat to do what it loves, stretching and scratching, they claim.

Emery Cat Reviews

Yes - If the cat takes to it
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Works awesome for the cat that takes to it. One took to it and uses it constantly. The other only uses it if he’s completely bored. But the one who uses it, her claws are nicely cared for and not nearly as sharp. Just wish it was easier to find refills!

Amanda
October 22nd, 2011
Virginia
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No - Cat doesn't even look at it
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My 1 and only cat doesn’t even use it. He doesn’t even look at it. But maybe its just happens my cat is the only cat that doesn’t like it.

parshrshow
July 26th, 2011
NJ
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Yes - Our Cats Love It!
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This is the best cat scratcher we have ever used. Our cats were had already destroyed two old couches before we bought this. After they saw the Emery Cat, they very seldom try to scratch on the furniture. We have eight cats and they have worn the pad out and we need to order a replacement. They removed the play toy immediately and still play with it, but the Emery Cat is fabulous!

maewgirl
May 9th, 2011
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No - Only under supervision
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We have multiple indoor cats, who scratch multiple places I would rather they not. So we bought an Emery Cat, hoping they’d take to it. It wasn’t a raging addiction, but it got a good work out. After it had been in the house for several days, I was very concerned to find our eldest cat had emery-catted her paw pads until they were bloody. I’m sure its because theyre indoor-only cats and it may be different for cats who can toughen up their pads outside on concrete or asphalt, but I’d have to advise STAY AWAY to the vast majority of cat owners.

Ann
December 3rd, 2010
Bakersfield, CA
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Yes - 50-50
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I have two cats, but only one will use it. It is also very messy. My cat has worn one out and is on his second one. They last a good while, but vaccuuming everyday is almost a necessity.

Kim
August 18th, 2010
VA
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No - One cat out of 20
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I rescue cats and foster 2-25 at a time and I tried to get them to use the Emery Cat, they smell the cat nip and hate the roughness so they head to my chairs. I put the scratch pads and post back because only one cat used it but not very long.

Brenda
August 14th, 2010
USA
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No - Cats won't use it and its realy rough
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My cats have used every scratcher I put in front of them except this one. It just seems too rough for them. So, maybe it doe work but neither of my cats will use it and I am kinda scared it will hurt them since its so rough.

Raven
July 25th, 2010
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Yes - Works if the cat is willing!
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We have two cats that LOVE standard scratchers and one of the two uses the Emery Cat and his claws aren’t sharp anymore. So I have to say that it works and I don’t get scratched by him now.

The other cat steps on the Emery Cat and reacts as if it is lava. He won’t stand on it and will not scratch at all. Poor guy has been without a scratcher for two weeks, but still refuses to even think about using the Emery Cat.

Description:

The surface of the Emery Cat is rougher than a standard scratcher and feels similar to an emery board nail file. There is a plastic frame that seems flimsy, but it holds at least 17 pounds of cat! It came with brushes, toys to attach to the frame, and some catnip to entice the cats to use it.

Experiences:

I was concerned that it would wear out quickly, but as the claws become less sharp, the wear on the Emery Cat lessens. It has already lasted longer than a standard scratcher and has PLENTY of life left in it.

Conclusion:

It works as long as the cat will use it. This doesn’t seem to be good for a quirky cat with overly sensitive paws, but it will take the needle points off of the cat that will use it. It’s nice to play with the cat and not end up with scratches!

I gave it 3 stars because it does work, but we only had 50% of the cats buying into it.

Robert
February 24th, 2010
Orange County, CA
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