Clean the scratched area (with surgical alcohol/water)
Once dry, Spray 6 doses of Feliway Spray to the scratched area daily (Never spray Feliway on the scratching post as it would prevent the cat using it).
Apply for at least a month.
Stop when the cat is seen to rub the site with his or her head.
For further support plug in a Feliway Diffuser, especially if there are many affected areas, to reinforce your cat's feeling of security.
Provide a scratching post (tall enough), near to where your cat sleeps, or near a window or a radiator if it includes a platform
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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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