A cats need to scratch is instinctive. It helps them to sharpen and remove the dead outer layer of their claws, stretch and flex their bodies and work off energy. By using the V-Pad, you are helping your cat stay active and healthy. Combining contemporary shapes with stylish patterns, the V-Pad is a modern twist on conventional scratchers. The V-Pad provides your cat with a corrugated scratching surface, while helping to protect your furniture from claw damage.