Felines like to scratch. They scratch during play. They scratch while extending. They scratch to check an area or as a compromising sign different felines. Furthermore, because felines’ hooks need ordinary honing, felines scratch on things to eliminate frayed, worn external paws and uncover new, more keen paws. Such an excess of scratching can make a great deal of harm to furniture, window hangings, and cover!
What to Do About Your Cat’s Scratching Habits
The best strategy when managing to scratch isn’t to attempt to prevent your feline from scratching, however rather train her where and what to scratch. A superb methodology is to furnish her with suitable, feline alluring surfaces and protests to scratch, like scratching posts. The accompanying advances will assist you with urging your feline to scratch where you need her to:
Furnish an assortment of scratching posts with various characteristics and surfaces. Have a go at giving your feline posts made of cardboard, covering, wood, sisal, and upholstery. A few felines favor flat posts. Others may like vertical posts or skewed posts. Some lean toward an upward grain for raking, while others favor an even grain for picking. When you sort out your feline’s inclination for scratching, give extra posts of that sort in different areas. Remember that all felines need a tough post that will not move or break down when utilized. Most felines likewise like a post that is tall enough that they can extend completely. (This might be the reason felines appear to like curtains to such an extent!)
Urge your feline to explore her posts by scenting them with catnip, hanging toys on them, and setting them in regions where she’ll be slanted to hop on them.
Debilitate unseemly scratching by eliminating or covering other attractive items. Turn speakers toward the divider. Put plastic, twofold-sided tacky tape, sandpaper, or topsy turvy vinyl cover sprinter (bumpy parts up) on furnishings or on the floor where your feline would remain to scratch your furnishings. Spot scratching presents next on these articles, as “legitimate” options.
Clasp your feline’s nails consistently. To figure out how, if it’s not too much trouble, see the “Nail Care” part of our article, Cat Grooming Tips.
Consider setting plastic limits for your feline’s paws so that he’ll not harm the off chance that he scratches on something in your home. These unique covers join to paws with glue. They’re transitory, enduring four to about a month and a half.
On the off chance that you get your feline in the demonstration of scratching an improper article, you can take a stab at surprising him by applauding or spurting him with water. Utilize this method just if all else fails, because your feline may connect you with the surprising occasion (applauding or spurting) and figure out how to fear you.
On the off chance that you need assistance, don’t stop for a second to bring in the specialists. Kindly see our article, Finding Professional Behavior Help, to find a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist (CAAB or ACAAB) or a board-guaranteed veterinary behaviorist (Dip ACVB).