Feline Destructive Scratching Handout
What do I need to know about feline destructive scratching?
When your cat scratches, he or she is engaging in normal feline scratching behavior, but he or she may be directing this behavior at household items. Scratching serves many functions for the cat, including a communication tool (leaving both scent and visual marks at the site), a way to clean and condition the claw beds, and a great way to stretch the muscles of the legs and toes. Read this handout for tips on getting your pet to stop scratching furniture.