Last Updated on July 8, 2021 by Jenny
Heart-Shaped Cat Scratcher and Bed Review
In November 2016, Pet Dogma reached out to us to see if we would be interested in reviewing their launch product, a heart-shaped corrugated cat scratcher bed and lounge. I was game when I read about it on Amazon and read the reviews it had.
The Pet Dogma Heart-Shaped Cat Scratcher bed comes in two colors: Playful Leopard and Rich Brown. I chose the Rich Brown color.
I loved the design, but was concerned about the size of it for Ragdoll cats. However, as I have come to discover with the over the hundreds of products we have reviewed – it is not the human who determines if a bed is too small or not – it is the cat.
When we received the product in early December 2016, my Ragdoll cats, Charlie and Trigg, immediately were interested in it. They love corrugated cardboard scratchers.
The scratcher itself is super well made – sturdy, classy and doesn’t seem to “shed” cardboard pieces as fast as other scratchers.
One of the concerns about corrugated cardboard scratchers for cats is that many are made with toxic glues and/or cardboard material that is not safe for our kitties, so I asked Pet Dogma about their scratcher and the glues before they sent it to me. The product is safe for adults, children and pets. It was tested for SVHC testing (Substances of Very High Concern) that can be found in mixtures such as paints, inks and glues or in articles such as toys, furniture, textiles and electrical products and they sent me the certificate of showing it passed the test.
How My Cats Used the Pet Dogma Heart Shaped Cat Scratcher Lounge and Bed
Charlie and Trigg both used the scratcher during the course of our review – however, Charlie uses it daily to scratch, multiple times a day. He has A LOT of options of where to scratch (given the plethora of cat scratchers we have reviewed), so it’s interesting that he returns to this new one. I first had the scratcher in our living room – and then moved it on top of the “dining room” table (I don’t use my dinging room table and usually have products I’m reviewing on it). Finally, I moved it to the kitchen. Every time I came home from an errand or anything of that sort, Charlie would run to the scratcher and scratch (cats scratch to release emotion – and he gets excited when I come home). Scratching also helps to keep their muscles in their arms and shoulders strong and helps to keep their claws strong.
They both sat in the lounger on a regular basis while I prepared their food or if I was preparing my own food. In other words, they chose to sit inside the scratcher rather than on the floor or on something else.
I never did find either one of them lying in the scratcher – using it as a bed. I do think it is too small for their bodies. Charlie and Trigg have long bodies and weigh 13 and 14 lbs, respectively.
I do think this is a great scratcher and a great lounge – I just think it’s too small for my cats. They would have loved it as kittens, though – and a smaller cat like a 7-9 lb cat might fit perfectly. The owner of Pet Dogma has 3 kitties – one that weighs more than Charlie or Trigg and lounges in it daily! That’s cats for you – completely unpredictable.
This is a sturdy, durable scratcher made from heavy-duty cardboard – five layers of corrugated paper as a pressed unit, ultra-thick 1.5 inch construction base with a 1 inch sides. You can also flip it over for an additional flat bottom scratching layer.
I very much like corrugated cardboard scratchers in general because they are environmentally friendly and recyclable.
Pet Dogma Heart Shaped Cat Scratcher Lounge Dimensions
- 14 x 12 x 3.5 inches
- 1 pound
One thing I want to start talking more about in my reviews is my experience with the company for whom I am doing the review. My experience with Pet Dogma as a blogger was awesome – they were super responsive and engaged without pestering me. They also really care about their product and bringing something to the market that is not only safe for cats and humans, but also is something cats and humans will enjoy. I would love to see a larger, perfectly round version of this cat scratcher bed. I love the materials and the quality of construction. Many reviewers on Amazon reported that their kitties love to rub their face on the sides of the scratcher – and I can see why this is – the sides are rigid and sturdy encouraging that to happen. I do not know if Charlie and Trigg did so – I never caught them doing it. However, they do love to rub their face, so perhaps they did. And Pet Dogma’s owner’s cats do.
Please find our unboxing and final review videos below.
Pet Dogma Heart Shaped Cat Scratcher Lounge and Bed Unboxing Video
Pet Dogma Heart Shaped Cat Scratcher Lounge and Bed Product Review Video
We received the Pet Dogma Heart Shaped Cat Scratcher Lounge for review from the manufacturer and also asked that they pay a small review fee. Receiving the free product and the review fee did not influence this honest post.
What do you think of the Pet Dogma Heart-Shaped Cat Scratcher Bed?