Students Win Patent Prize Award For New Pet Scratcher

Pet ScratcherRemember your school science fairs? Making homemade volcanoes, creating solar system diagrams or tending an ant farm. Well, times have changed. Now kids are coming up with marketable, patentable products.

Three high school sophomore girls made a homemade pet scratcher out of three pieces of wood and a small swatch of carpet. It ain’t the prettiest, but pets don’t usually care about aesthetics.

The arm can be attached to a wall, so a pet can go to the scratcher and scratch himself. Their product qualified for the 58th annual Massachusetts Science & Engineering Fair at MIT. At the fair, they were presented with a patent award which is given to the project that is the most patentable. Now, the girls are just waiting to see if their invention can actually be patented.

2 Responses to “Students Win Patent Prize Award For New Pet Scratcher”

  1. Gindy says:

    My dogs would just chew the part hanging off the wall.
    I’d also be concerned about the sharpness of that part of the item. A rounded tip might be safer. With short pets it might also get in the way of vacuuming (and you know you’re going to HAVE to vacuum under that every day).

  2. karen says:

    what a neat little invention! my cats would LOVE to use it!


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