It's a fact, cats need to scratch to release stress and stretch their muscles. The best place to do it...is definitely not your couch! So encourage your cat to scratch in appropriate places by enticing her to scratch her Kong Naturals Single Scratcher. Just rub some catnip (included) into the rows of cardboard...cats are naturally drawn to the texture but the catnip will make for an irresistible invitation. Open box, and flip over scratch pad to refresh.