how to stop cat scratching furniture

DOES YOUR CAT SCRATCH?

HOW TO STOP CAT SCRATCHING?

Redirect on desired location

Stop scratching on furniture

1

Clean all scratching marks

  • Use warm water and soap to remove any pheromones left by your cat's paws on the furniture
2

Redirect with FELISCRATCH by FELIWAY

  • It contains pheromones to encourage your cat to scratch on the post
  • Apply directly onto your cat’s scratching  post
3

If needed, also use FELIWAY Spray

  • If no improvement is seen after 2 weeks, consider also using FELIWAY Spray 
  • Apply FELIWAY Spray to the areas you do not want your cat to scratch
4

Follow scratching post “golden rules”

  • Vertical, sturdy and tall enough (at least 1M)
  • Placed near sleeping area and close to the scratched areas
  • At least 1 per cat
  • Essential because scratching is normal cat behaviour 

We recommend:

FELISCRATCH by FELIWAY

Apply 1 pipette daily on your cat’s scratching post during the first week, then 1 pipette at the beginning of week 3 and week 4

FELIWAY Spray

If scratching occurs in one single area, spray the affected area once daily

FELIWAY Diffuser

If scratching occurs in multiple areas, plug the Diffuser in the room where your cat spends most of his time

Why do cats scratch?

Scratching is a normal cat behaviour. When scratching, they mark their territory. This territory marking is both visible (the scratching lines) and invisible (pheromones). 

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When cats are unhappy or do not have a scratching post they may scratch your walls, doors or furniture.

In particular if:

  • your cat is scratching in many areas of the house
  • your cat is scratching near windows and doors
  • you have two or more cats
  • your cat has many “cat neighbours” (other cats living close to your home or roaming cats)
  • you had recent changes in your home (like new furniture, redecorating or renovating)

Using FELISCRATCH by FELIWAY will help redirect your cat's scratching to an appropriate location - a scratching post. For further comfort, use FELIWAY to support a loving and reassuring atmosphere in your home.

Never spray FELIWAY Spray on the scratching post as it discourages the cat from using it.