Cat Scratching Posts
We all assume that when cats scratch an object with their front paws that they are sharpening their claws. However, research shows that this is only a secondary reason. It looks like the major reason for cat scratching is communication. Cats scratch to let other cats or people know where they are and what they are up to. Also, the act of scratching provides cats with the necessary exercise in order to keep their bodies supple and limber. Indoor cats that don’t have any scratching posts have only the use of your furniture, rugs and carpets. Fortunately there is a wide selection of cat scratching posts available.
Cats differ greatly in the way they scratch. Therefore,