08 Oct '11, 9pm

3 Quick Fixes to Stop Cat Scratching

3 Quick Fixes to Stop Cat Scratching

Cats obviously have a compelling need to stretch and sharpen their claws. Cats scratch for multiple reasons, which include territorial marking, stretching tendons, expediting the shedding of their claws’ outer sheath and because it just feels sooo good. Unfortunately, sharp kitty claws do not upgrade your sofa or Persian rug, but rather quite the opposite. Declawing kitty was once deemed a reasonable solution, but over time it has become clear that declawing is inhumane and can lead to a plethora of physical, social and emotional problems – and the last thing you need is a weekly bill from a cat psychiatrist! (For a great overview of all the reasons not to declaw kitty, visit Cats Scratching .) So your kitty has a full rack of razor sharp claws and you have the frayed furniture to prove it. Now what? Think redirect . To redirect a cat’s naughty scratching patterns, I have ...

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