Cat Towers

Does your kitty have a cat tower to look adorably smug on? If not, you may want to get her one. This may very well be Fluffy’s favorite piece of purrniture! Read on as a local Aurora, CO vet discusses cat towers.


Cat towers are actually quite useful. Like real trees, they offer kitties nail-care stations, napping spots, jungle gyms, and vantage points. They also give Fluffy a place to get away from the vacuum cleaner! Plus, your feline overlord will have a perfect lookout spot from which to supervise her kingdom and servants (that would be you) or grab your shirt with her claw as you walk past.

Choosing A Tower

Picking a cat tower isn’t exactly rocket science, but there are some things to keep in mind. If Fluffy is a kitten, opt for something that incorporates things like toys and ramps for her to play on. For an older feline, choose a tower with the lowest levels near the ground, so it’s easy to get on and off. If you have more than one pet, pick something that will fit all of your furballs at once. You don’t want your cats fighting over the tower! (Note: when you see several cats on a tower, the one on top is usually the boss kitty.)


You don’t have to spend a lot of money on cat furniture. You can always go the DIY route. You can turn an old stepladder into a kitty tower quite easily. First, add smooth planks or boards to widen out the steps. Then, use carpet or sisal rope to cover it. You can also make towers out of PVC pipe, lumber, or even real branches!

Refreshing A Tower

Has your kitty stopped using her tower? This happens sometimes. The first thing you want to do is give it a good cleaning. Use a steam cleaner attachment, if possible. If the covering is really worn, you can recover it. Your furball may have gotten so used to the tower that it’s become part of the background. Try moving it, or even just repositioning it. Another option is to put toys, treats, and catnip around it. If all else fails, try telling Fluffy to stay off the tower. She’ll probably jump right on!

Please feel free to contact us, your local Aurora, CO vet clinic, anytime. We are always happy to help!

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