Everyone who has a pet cat or kitten that they keep inside their house know that they like to sharpen their claws on just about anything, like your furniture and clothes. After a long time of buying those cardboard disposable boards for my cat I finally got sick of them, they made a big mess and they did not last very long. This Emery Cat board is the perfect thing for my cat, it came with capnip so I could make my cat actually notice the board so he came right over to it to file his claws. It has an arch in it that I think is nice because it makes my cat want to stretch out and use the board to file his claws instead of my furniture. On the side of this board is a stick that came with it that I can attach a toy onto, it is really nice for my cat he likes to spend lots of time grooming himself and playing. The board will hold lots of weight too, so if you have a bigger cat it will be just fine. I haven't had to clean this board off at all, there isn't shavings that come off when my cat file his claws, I really like this.