By: Anushka Jha
Implementing deterrents is key. Use double-sided tape or invest in a scratching post coated with catnip to divert their attention.
Shield your furniture with covers. Prefer durable materials that cats find less appealing, creating a protective barrier against scratches.
Maintain your cat's nails regularly. Trimming reduces the potential for damage and helps promote healthy scratching behavior.
Invest in quality scratching posts. Cats naturally scratch, and providing them with designated posts satisfies this instinct while preserving your furniture.
Train your cat using positive reinforcement. Reward good behavior and discourage scratching in unwanted areas. Consistency is key.
Consider cat-friendly furniture options. Choose materials like sisal or cardboard that are appealing to cats but resistant to their claws.
Enrich your cat's environment with toys and activities. Mental and physical stimulation can reduce stress and minimize destructive scratching.