The cat corner scratcher reminds us where cats like to be rubbed

Corner cat scratcher
Corner cat scratcher
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The video explains it all except one thing I suppose. You can see how domestic cats love to have that area from the corner of mouth moving away across the cheek rubbed or brushed and also down the side of the mouth and under the chin.

There are three glands in that general area: cheek gland, perioral gland and the submandibular gland. This is a motivator for a cat: in rubbing that area she deposits her scent on the corner scratcher. It must make it smell like her which is pleasing, and it feels good. Also under the chin is a place which is inaccessible for a cat

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Where are cats’ scent glands located?

The cat in the photo is probably male because 25% of orange tabbies are female.

I am always stroking and combing (with a flea comb) this area of my cat’s face and of course he loves it. It is an absolute must area to pet and rub; guaranteed success in pleasing your cat.

I am quite critical on what I call ‘cat products‘ but this is one I could buy and try.

P.S. I am not paid for this. It is a genuine, casual look at a cat product which appeals to me. Has anyone tried it and if she what happened?

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2 thoughts on “The cat corner scratcher reminds us where cats like to be rubbed”

  1. My two love a corner marking spot too.

    On a dresser in our bedroom, I have a pot of hair brushes. These brushes are a target for both feline chops here. I usually have to clear cat hair out of them before I use them. Actually, sometimes, I don’t bother.

    Thrifty Corner…
    Check out cheap detangling brushes & paddle brushes for human hair at the local cheap (Pound Shop/Dollar Store) for potential corner scratchers. The one in the picture looks almost identical to a human hair brush. Cat products usually carry a hefty price premium.

    The human hair brushes often have flexible brush pads that are removable for washing. They could be bent around a corner and attached using those powerful adhesive pads that seem to hold things very firmly.

    One of my cats favourite’s is an rubber equine curry comb. It has roundish rubber bumps on a large hand shaped, rubber pad, with a hand strap. The one I have is for big hands and big horses. They are originally intended to break up dry mud on a horse’s coat and to remove loose hairs when the horse is moulting. My two short haired cats groom themselves when I hold it, rubbing their faces and bodies all over it.

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  2. Yes that is a good area to rub cats. I have one who when I invite her in at the front door, she stands there rubbing her cheek and chin on the opened door for minutes. She literally gets lost in it, seeming to forget (certainly not care) why I opened the door in the first place. These corner rubbing things look like great products and I think I’ll finally get some. I’m sure the cats will love them. Great suggestion Michael.

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