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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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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Destructive Scratching | ASPCA

And because cats' claws need regular sharpening, cats scratch on things to remove Try giving your cat posts made of cardboard, carpeting, wood, sisal and 

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Cat Scratching | Marking Territory & Sharpening Claws - PetWave

Aug 11, 2016 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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Why You Need A Scratching Post For Your Cat - Street Directory

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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Training Your Cat to Use the Scratching Post - Partnership for

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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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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Cat Scratching Solutions - Please Do Not Declaw - CatScratching.com

Cat Scratching Solutions by a Veterinarian. A cat's claws are a vital part of her anatomy, essential to balance, mobility, and survival.. The cat scratching post with the most aesthetic appeal to your cat is often a tree stump, though this is a bit 

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Scratching | Indoor Pet Initiative - The Ohio State University

Cats scratch to stretch their muscles, shed old cuticle, sharpen their claws, and In order to choose the right scratching post for your cat, consider the following: 

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

Aug 27, 2012 Like kneading bread, this scratching is annoying, destructive and Cats Paw Scratching Posts entice kitty away from sofa to frolic, play and 

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Cats: Destructive Scratching : The Humane Society of the United

Mar 11, 2015 But your cat doesn't claw the couch or scrape the drapes because be getting your cat to scratch acceptable objects, like a scratching post.

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Cat Behavior Problems - Scratching Behavior | VCA Animal Hospital

Because cats use their scratching posts for marking and stretching as well as sharpening their claws, posts should be set up in prominent areas, with at least one 

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Understanding the motivation of the scratching behavior - Max's House

Furniture clawing does not sharpen the claws; it conditions them by exercising The first rule is that scratching posts should be tall enough for the cat to stretch 

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