How can I stop my cat from scratching the furniture?
How can I stop my cat from scratching the furniture? She goes outside, but still insists on raking the back of the sofa when she comes in every evening.
Cats have a natural desire to scratch vertical surfaces. The activity stretches and exercises the muscles and joints, as well as providing psychological satisfaction. Buy a cat scratch post from the pet shop, and temporarily cover the area of the sofa she’s scratching with a sheet of tin foil. She should get the message, and naturally move her scratching location.
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