review of kalven cat scratchers by Anita Kelsey

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By Anita Kelsey 

I love finding great cat products so when I came across the cat scratchers and climbers  of Kalvens™ I got very excited indeed!

Many clients of mine either buy small scratchers for their cats (when they were kittens) but don’t think of replacing them when their cheeky tinkers become adults or they buy inappropriate sized scratchers from the start which their cat then ignores.



At the recent Supreme GCCF cat show at NEC, Birmingham I met Steve setting up the Kalvens stand and was really impressed by the lovely array of large platformed climbers and tall sturdy cat scratching posts. I was given one of The Tower posts to try out with my two huge Norwegian Forest Cats Kiki and Zaza.


Before I had the chance to put together the tower, with its base, my cats were fighting over it.


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And for good reason!!!

The Tower Cat Scratching Post is Chunky, heavy and built to last. Perfect for any cat but especially the larger breeds such as the Maine Coons, Norwegian Forest and Siberian Forest. Its lovely design is classy and simple and fits in with any decor. Apparently this cat tree was inspired by tales of people ‘acquiring’ traffic cones to make cat scratchers.

The tower is made from furniture grade chipboard with the base, tower, and top platform covered in durable ribbed carpet or in luxury wool blend tufted carpet. There is a good variety of base colours to choose from as well as platforms to please all kinds of catty personalities.

The base is quite large to make the tower sturdy but a wall bracket could also be used should you wish to slot the tower into a smaller space like I have without using the platform.

I would say these are the best cat scratchers I have come across so far and my cats have not wanted to get off of my sample since it arrived.

I will certainly be recommending this product to all of my clients.

Looking around their website is a joy. Lots of fantastic well made catty goodies such as sleeping pods and climbers, Activity trees, and outdoors climbers.

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For more information why not drop an email to the Kalven crew at



They are based in the North of England but deliver all over the UK. Many breeders, as well as cat rescue centres, catteries and private owners use the products of Kalven. With lovely well made products and affordable price tags I will certainly be adding my name to the list too!


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Anita Kelsey graduated from Middlesex University with a first class Honours degree (work based) in Feline Behaviour and Psychology. She runs a vet referral cat behaviour consultancy in Notting hill, London. Anita also trained in cat grooming at master level and is known for her valuable work with extremely aggressive cats. She is a regular contributor to Your Cat magazine, Cats Protection magazine and The Canine and Feline Behaviour Association of which she is a fully member. Anita is fully recognised, by pet insurance companies and veterinary practices, as an accredited qualified cat behaviour practitioner. Home visit consultations are offered in London and anywhere else in the UK.