Cats scratch. It may be frustrating, but it's completely natural, and there is something you can do about it! But first, let's examine why cats do scratch. They aren't trying to be destructive or vindictive. A lot of comes down to instinct.
Why do cats scratch? --Scratching removes the dead outer layer of their claws, keeping them healthy --Scratching marks territory by leaving both a visual mark and a scent (they have scent glands on their paws!) --Scratching stretches their bodies and flexes their feet and claws --Scratching relieves stress and expresses excitement (like how happy they are that you're home!)
So, scratching isn't a habit you want to break. The trick to saving your furniture is teaching your cat what she can scratch, and what is off-limits. And that's where we come in. Our scratching posts are wrapped in stiff, sturdy, eco-friendly sisal fibers that can withstand years of satisfying scratching sessions and stand 18" tall on a stable 12" square base. Often all it takes to wean the cat from your favorite furniture is by placing a scratching post right next to it. We've even included a dangly feater at the top to make the post even more appealing! If your cat requires more of a nudge, try covering the furniture or applying some double-sided tape.
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