Cat Destructive Scratching

Cat scratching is one of the most common problems reported by cat owners. It is also a normal part of feline behavior that benefits cats in many ways. While scratching causes no harm for cats living in the wild, inappropriate scratching inside a home can be very destructive.

Why Do Cat Scratch

Understanding cat scratching behavior is the key to finding solutions.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Why cats scratch
  • Why it is good for them
  • How common it is

Why Declawing Is A Very Bad Idea

Declawing is not simply removing the claws, but actually involves de-knuckling or partial digital amputation.

What You’ll Learn:

  • What exactly is declawing
  • Why declawing is painful
  • How declawing causes behavioral issues

How To Stop Destructive Scratching Behavior

Most punishment- and reward-based techniques used to stop destructive scratching have no effect at all.

What You’ll Learn:

  • What works & what doesn’t
  • How to encourage the use of appropriate scratching surface
  • How to limit damage to furniture

The Perfect Scratching Post For Cats

Scratching posts come in all shapes and sizes. Find the best scratching post and save your furniture in the process.

What You’ll Learn:

  • The right material, size & design
  • The best place to put them
  • Variety is key