How to stop your Cat from Scratching your furniture How to stop your Cat from Scratching your furniture

How to Stop Your Cat from Scratching Furniture

It is not easy to keep your cat from ruining your furniture, they don’t see if your sofa is old or new, they will just use their claws to scratch it off and will leave scratch marks all over your furniture. Cats require proper training to stop scratching the furniture and it is not everyone’s job to prevent them from clawing the furniture.

 

Table of Contents

  • Why do cats feel the urge to scratch furniture?
  • How to stop your cat from clawing things?
  • The don’ts

 

  1. Why do cats feel the urge to scratch furniture?

Once you can educate your cat to not even attack your sofa or other items, you must first learn what she’s been doing. Cats claw furniture for a variety of purposes. Claws are an essential aspect of every cat’s biological, behavioral, and emotional well-being. Scratching is not just typical behavior for a cat, but it is also a required one.

 

Why do cats feel an urge

To stretch their muscles

Clawing gives activity and essential flexibility to a cat’s ligaments and joints from her paws to her arms and back. Also, their upper body is relaxed after performing this act. This technique is essential for their health but of course, a pet owner can’t tolerate its new furniture getting destroyed. 

 

To keep claws healthy

Clawing assists a cat in shedding its nail shells as needed to maintain the claw healthily. It eliminates the nail’s decaying outermost membrane, maintaining it clean and prepared to be used. Scratching is just pleasurable for cats. It lowers tension and reduces the chances of your cat developing other undesirable habits.

 

To mark their territory

Cats visibly claim their area, particularly in multi-cat families, to determine dominance. Clawing items create smells that identify a cat’s region since her claws have odor glands. It is critical for cat social systems to utilize this transmission of information. 

 

  1. How to stop your cat from clawing things?

Every cat owner should get knowledge of certain cat’s behaviors before buying one, and when they get to know it, they should make the proper arrangements to fulfill their requirements according to the pet’s needs. Getting the carpeted pole or artificial small-sized trees having soft bark is the best way to prevent your furniture from getting damaged. You should take your cat to artificial scratchers specially made for cats where they can easily use their paws. To get their attention, it is recommended to hang their favourite toys around such as cat condos, or scratching poles, by doing this, they will gradually get used to it if they ever feel the need to sharpen their claws.

 

The dont’s

Many pet parents declaw their cats to make them avoid their furniture when they want to prepare their claws. But in reality, that is quite painful for them. Moreover, their claws work as a defense system against the threat they face or to catch their prey, it is not advisable at all to remove or trim their claws more than needed. 

The dont's

 

Along with these steps you can take care of your cat’s diet and provide them with the best cat food which will help them in being healthy and nutritious.

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