Furniture Protect Cat scratch board

Furniture Protect Cat scratch board

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Cat Scratching: Explanations and Solutions

Cat Scratching: Explanations and Solutions

Your sofa and your nerves are in tatters. You're scolding your cat, knowing all the while that it's futile. This is not a cocker spaniel that you're dealing with. This is one of nature's most pragmatic and self-sufficient creatures: a cat. Worse, you're well aware that your cat considers your behavior baffling. She looks at you as if you've gone slightly mad. "Why the Fuss?" she seems to say. "What are you raving about? I'm simply doing my thing — what's up with you?"

You're at an impasse. What to do?

2Pcs/set Cat Scratcher

2Pcs/set Cat Scratcher

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Product size: 47*15CM Package Include:2Pcs/set Anti-scratch Stickers The size is manual measurement, there is an error of about 1CM, hope you can understand. Scratching is a natural and healthy
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It is Natural

Scratching is a natural and healthy activity for cats.

Scratching is great for exercise and stretching, for relieving stress or boredom, and for marking territory. It can be extremely pleasure-inducing and it's also the natural way to condition and promote healthy nails.

A good scratcher is tall enough for a cat to get a full stretch and flex, which is why furniture is often the object of desire.

What you can do is stop her from scratching those items you value and want to keep in their relatively pristine state.

Bear in mind Mark Twain's advice, which applies universally: Never try to teach a pig to sing; it frustrates you and annoys the pig. Translate this bit of wisdom to your dealings with cats, and you'll avoid a good deal of futility and frustration.

You can't make a cat do anything she doesn't want to do. Get clear on that. And getting her to stop doing something she enjoys is just about as difficult. Therefore, you have to think smart and re-channel her desires.

Do it now!

Do your cat a favor, do your furniture a favor and do yourself a favor! Grab a Sofa-Scratcher and save your sofa one scratch at a time!

Portable Cat Scratcher

Portable Cat Scratcher

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Why Do Cats Scratch?

More to the point, why do they scratch your prized possessions? Understanding your cat's need to scratch is more than just an act of charitability on your part. It's the key to channeling your kitty's efforts to more acceptable areas.

Here are the main reasons cats scratch things:

To mark territory. Scratching is a territorial instinct by which cats place their mark and establish their turf. Through scratching, cats mark their domains with more than just visible signs of claw marks. Cats' paws also have scent glands that leave their own special message on their territory. And this is why they mark the most visible portions of your house. It's your kitty's way of adding her own personal touch to your (and her) home. It's her version of interior decorating.
For exercise. Scratching also serves to keep your cat in shape. The act of scratching stretches, pulls, and works the muscles of a cat's front quarters — a cross between a feline gym workout and Kitty Yoga.
For sheer pleasure. Hey! It feels good to scratch! So, give up the idea of reforming your kitty's desire to scratch. Re-channel her into scratching where you want her to. You'll both be happier.

Trim Your Cat's Claws

hough you should never declaw, you may defray some of your cat's potential for destruction by carefully trimming the razor-sharp tips of her claws. You will find this endeavor to be more easily accomplished by two people; one to hold the kitty and one to trim her nails. Though she enjoys other forms of pampering, your cat will probably not find a manicure soothing.

Gently hold your kitty's paw in one hand and with your thumb on top of the paw and your forefinger on the pad, gently squeeze your thumb and finger together. This will push the claw clear of the fur so it can easily be seen. You will notice that the inside of the claw is pink near its base. This is living tissue that you do not want to cut. Trim only the clear tip of the nail. Do not clip the area where pink tissue is visible nor the slightly opaque region that outlines the pink tissue. This will avoid cutting into areas that would be painful or bleed. The desired effect is simply to blunt the claw tip. Many different types of nail trimmers are available in pet stores, but I find human toenail clippers easy and effective to use.

If by now you're rolling on the floor laughing because you know your cat isn't about to let you trim her claws, here are a couple of guidelines that will help make this a possibility: patience and preparation.

Rushing into a full-scale claw trimming is a foolhardy move unless you're really into operatic drama and traumatic events. As you well know, cats hate to be restrained. And they don't like you fooling with their paws, which comes across as threatening. After all, their claws are a major tool for survival, and your kitty may consider your motives suspect.

This is where preparation comes to the rescue. For approximately a week before her manicure, begin getting your kitty accustomed to having her paws handled. While petting and soothing her, start massaging her paws, especially on the underside. Gently press on the individual pads at the base of her claws. You may want to give her treats to reward her for not protesting or to distract her from doing so. The point, of course, is to make the process reassuring so that she will eventually feel comfortable enough to let you handle her paws without protest.

Next, be patient. Don't attempt to trim all of your cat's claws at once. Trim one or two at a time, reward her with affection or food, and then let her do as she wishes. Cats are not strong on patience or compliance with restraint. As the creature theoretically higher on the evolutionary scale, that's your department. Don't attempt to change your cat. Instead make the situation tolerable for her. Eventually, trimming will become a completely non-traumatic experience.

Loving it

All in all, this affordable and long-lasting option will surely be enough to entice your cats.

What you can do is stop her from scratching those items you value and want to keep in their relatively pristine state.

Bear in mind Mark Twain's advice, which applies universally: Never try to teach a pig to sing; it frustrates you and annoys the pig. Translate this bit of wisdom to your dealings with cats, and you'll avoid a good deal of futility and frustration.

You can't make a cat do anything she doesn't want to do. Get clear on that. And getting her to stop doing something she enjoys is just about as difficult. Therefore, you have to think smart and re-channel her desires.

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