What would I clean a used cat scratching post with?

Debi Cannon
by Debi Cannon
  6 answers
  • Do you have stains? Or just need to disinfect it? Spritzing it with vinegar or rubbing alcohol will kill germs.

  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Jul 01, 2018

    Hi Debbie,

    We have cats too. :) To really clean it, you'll want to start with cleaning off the hair from the other cat. Here's a wikihow article that will take you through everything you can think of for cleaning a cat post. Just be sure not to use anything with citrus smell. Wishing you the best.

  • Nicki Petruzzella Kerns Nicki Petruzzella Kerns on Jul 01, 2018

    I vacuum mine, then spritz lightly with alcohol.

  • Teacup8885 Teacup8885 on Jul 02, 2018

    Would you consider cutting the old carpet off and replacing with new!? Could use staples and or hot glue!!?

  • Ellis Ellis on Jul 02, 2018

    If it's wrapped in jute or some other twine, you can unwrap it and redo the post with new twine, too.

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