Cats often scratch items to maintain and sharpen their claws or mark their territory. The scent left behind from the pads of their feet, along with the visual marks from scratching, act as a territorial message to other cats.
Scratching is a normal behaviour for cats, but sometimes scratching can be a sign of feline stress.
Your cat's scratching may be stress related if:
Use this short survey to assess your cat's well-being.
Clean the scratched area(s) with water or rubbing alcohol.
Once dry, apply 8 pumps of Feliway Spray to each scratched area.
Reapply spray daily for at least 1 month.
For additional support, plug in a Feliway Diffuser to help reinforce your cat’s feeling of security.
Provide an alternate scratching post, ideally near where your cat sleeps, to help redirect the scratching behaviour. Do not spray the scratching post.