How To Stop Cats From Scratching Furniture Today

January 14, 2019

This post has been graciously provided by Jessica Benoit, RVT, CPDT-KA, Fear Free Trainer of Companion Veterinary Clinic. 10 Expert Tips on How To Stop Cats From Scratching Furniture Have you been driving yourself crazy trying to figure out how to stop cats from scratching furniture? If your couch is looking a little rough, or your beloved suede armchair has been a victim of your precious feline’s scratching behaviour, you’re in for a treat today! 1. Vertical or Horizontal? Is your cat a vertical or horizontal scratcher? Do they prefer the rug or the side of the couch? This is important to know so you can purchase the right alternatives for them such as corrugated cardboard scratcher and scratching posts. Both these items come in horizontal and vertical options. 2. Scratching Equipment Place the scratching equipment you want your cat to use near the area they are scratching. 3. Scratcher Appeal Adding some honeysuckle spray or cat nip can help keep your cat attracted to the area. Feliscratch is a product that can be purchased, usually through your veterinary clinic, this is a product designed to encourage your cat to scratch the desired surface. This can also be paired with Feliway which is a synthetic territorial pheromone that can be sprayed on surfaces you don’t want your cat to scratch. 4. Soft Paws Soft paws…

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