One of the biggest pet peeves I have heard from cat owners is that they like to scratch on everything in the house, including their owners. But why do they scratch? How do we as pet owners deal with this problem before our furniture, curtains and carpets end up looking like a Velociraptor lives in our house?
Why do cats scratch? Scratching enables the cat to shed dead claw tips and it also is away of marking his or hers territory. Cats are territorial creatures, marking their presence helps them to feel more comfortable in their surroundings. Even if you de-claw your cat, which I would never recommend, the behavior will not go away. Providing your cat with appropriate scratching surfaces will help save your sanity and your furniture. First you have to determine what type of scratcher your little mountain lion is.
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Keep in mind that if you are a multiple cat owner, each cat is different and you may have to provide several alternative spots where they can feel free to scratch as they please without having to run into territorial issues between them.
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