Selecting a Cat Scratching Post
It\’s a feline fact of life – cats have an instinctive need to scratch. No matter how hard you try, you will not train your kitty to stop scratching; asking a cat to stop this natural behavior would be like asking us to stop blinking.
Scratching removes dead nail material from their claws and establishes their territory by marking with the scent glands on the bottom of their feet. If no appropriate scratching area is made available, a cat will satisfy her urge by shredding the couch, carpets, drapes and stereo speakers. However, you can train your cat to forego scratching your precious possessions if you give her acceptable outlets for her scratching urges. That\’s where scratching equipment comes in. Get the right scratching gear and place it correctly, and you can have your cat and furniture, too.
Carpeting is not always a feline\’s favorite