Sharpening their claws: why cat's scratch things - Animals Matter

Mar 6, 2009 Some people think cats only scratch to sharpen their claws or out of a My cat gets a little treat every time I catch her using the scratching post.

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Your Pet's Best Friend - Why cats "sharpen" their claws

Mar 26, 2010 People often talk about a cat "sharpening" its claws. We see the cat on the scratching post (or your furniture, alas) just working away.

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Destructive Scratching | ASPCA

And because cats' claws need regular sharpening, cats scratch on things to Do not hold your cat by the scratching post and force her to drag her claws on it.

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Why Does My Cat Scratch the Furniture | It's Natural

Dec 12, 2011 This post discusses why your cat scratches and what to do about it. Scratching is how the cat sharpens the claws so don't be under the 

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Why You Need A Scratching Post For Your Cat - Streetdirectory.com

Make your cat happy by providing a scratching post. Since the primary use of the post is for the cats to sharpen their claws, the scratching post must be upright 

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How to Manage Your Cat's Claws - The Spruce

Sep 14, 2016 Your cat's claws are one of his most important tools. Put scratching posts in places where your cat is likely to scratch: near where he sleeps 

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Cats scratching and kneading is a way of communicating, but what

Aug 27, 2012 For years, it was assumed they were sharpening their claws. Four Paws Ski Slope Catnip Scratching Post Ski Slope Catnip Scratching Post.

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Cat Scratching | Marking Territory & Sharpening Claws - PetWave

Sep 29, 2017 Cats also scratch in order to condition and trim their claws. Purchase a variety of scratching pads and posts and place them in different 

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Your Cat's Claws - FamilyEducation

Newly grown claws are covered by a protective outer layer that the cat removes by “sharpening” his claws, preferably on his scratching post. You might find bits 

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How to Choose a Scratching Post For Your Cat - Petfinder

Outdoor cats typically use tree stumps or wooden fenceposts to sharpen their front claws. If a cat has spent any time outside he may enjoy a scratching post of 

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PAW Info - Cat Scratching - Partnership for Animal Welfare

Apr 15, 2014 Training Your Cat to Use the Scratching Post It also helps to rid the claws of old, shedded layers, but doesn't sharpen the claws, as many 

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Ask a Vet: How to Trim Cat Claws, and Why You Should - Catster

Jun 30, 2017 That's why all cat owners should have scratching posts. When cats “sharpen” their claws, they are removing the older shells to expose the 

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Do cats actually need their nails cutting? - trimming | Ask MetaFilter

I got as far as a suggestion that British people don't trim cats claws,. of shedded claws near a scratching post - cats are literally sharpening 

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