Not sure if this product is helping keep my cat's claws filed but he LOVES it! He hated the carpet and plain corrugated cardboard scratching posts/pads but this scratch pad he uses ALOT and has finally left the furniture alone! I am not sure if it is the catnip that makes it so enticing or just the fact that he can scratch on something that makes noise! We originally purchased it in the store but now that they only carry it online it is so much easier to reorder! Many times the store was out of this product and it was very frustrating trying to find a store that actually had it in stock. It has saved our furniture so I would definitely recommend this product!