Behavior

June 2008 Issue

Destructive Scratching

Having your cat's claws removed should only be considered as a last resort. Here's help in redirecting this behavior.

In general, your cat is a delightful companion and a perfectly well-behaved member of your household. However, there’s one frustrating exception — his annoying habit of sharpening his claws by scratching away relentlessly on the sides of your furniture. You’ve tried to break this habit by shouting at him whenever you catch him in the act. But every time you turn your back, he’s at it again.

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