Clean all identified scratched area (with warm water) to remove the scent marks left by your cat(s).
Provide a scratching post (tall enough and sturdy), near to where your cat sleeps, near a window or a radiator if it includes a platform, or near the already scratched areas. Provide at least 1 per cat if you have several cats.
Apply FELISCRATCH by FELIWAY® on it as recommended: 1 pipette daily for the first week (7 days) and then 1 pipette at the beginning of week 3 and 1 pipette at the beginning of week 4 to encourage the cat to use it (clinically proven).
If no improvement is seen after 2 weeks, in addition to FELISCRATCH by FELIWAY®, apply FELIWAY® CLASSIC Spray on the unwanted scratched areas after cleaning them, to prevent the cat from re-marking (Never spray FELIWAY® CLASSIC on the scratching post as it would prevent the cat from using it!).
Repeat spray application daily on these areas, and continue to apply FELISCRATCH by FELIWAY® on the post, until resolution of the scratching behaviour.
For further support plug in a FELIWAY® CLASSIC Diffuser where your cat spends most of its time, especially if there are many affected areas, to reinforce your cat's feeling of security.
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Provide a scratching post (tall enough and sturdy), near to where your new adopted cat sleeps or near a window or a radiator if it includes a platform. Provide at least 1 per cat if you have several cats.
Apply FELISCRATCH by FELIWAY® on it as recommended: 1 pipette daily for the first week (7 days) and then 1 pipette at the beginning of week 3 and 1 pipette at the beginning of week 4 to encourage the cat to using it (clinically proven).
If necessary, renew the full usage protocol to continue habituate your cat to using the post, or to introduce a new post, or in case of new stressful situation.
For optimum results, to help your new cat or kitten habituate to its new home, plug in a FELIWAY® CLASSIC Diffuser in the room where it spends most of its time. Ideally use from the day of adoption, and leave it plugged in continuously for at least 1 month.
It is particularly annoying when your cat scratches new furniture like a new leather sofa or couch. Cats will often scratch items to sharpen their claws.
Scratching is also used as a marking behaviour, by depositing a scent from the pads area, which combined to the visual marks acts as a territorial message to other cats. This is a normal behaviour in cats but from time to time scratching can be a sign of their anxiety or stress.
Scratching is likely to be anxiety or stress related if:
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