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 cat scratching marks

  • With warm water and soap
  • To remove the “territory messages” left by your cat's paws on furniture
2

Redirect cat scratching with FELISCRATCH by FELIWAY

  • Releases “territory messages” to encourage your cat to scratch on the post
  • Apply directly onto your cat’s scratching  post
  • Clinically proven to reduce or stop unwanted cat scratching in the home
3

If needed, use FELIWAY CLASSIC in addition

  • If no improvement after 2 weeks, consider adding FELIWAY CLASSIC
  • It will send "happy messages" to provide reassurance and prevent your cat from scratching
4

Follow scratching post “golden rules”

  • Vertical, sturdy and tall enough: 90 cm (3 ft)
  • Placed near sleeping area and close to the scratched areas
  • At least 1 scratching post per cat
  • Essential because cats need to scratch anyway!

We recommend:

FELISCRATCH by FELIWAY

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

FELIWAY CLASSIC Spray

If cat scratching occurs in one single area, spray area once daily

FELIWAY CLASSIC Diffuser

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

Testimonials

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Why do cats scratch?

Scratching is a natural need for all cats. When scratching, cats mark their territory. This territory marking is both visible (the scratching lines) and invisible! Indeed, cats leave “territory messages” coming from their paws, that only other cats can perceive.

TAKE OUR SCRATCH QUIZ

In case of discomfort, cats will scratch more, and this can become an issue if this happens on your walls, doors or furniture!

In many cases, scratching in your home is in fact your cat’s way of expressing discomfort.

In particular if:

  • your cat is scratching in many areas in the house (on furniture, sofa, chairs...)
  • your cat is scratching near windows and doors
  • you have 2 or more cats
  • your cat has many “cat neighbours” (other cats living close to your home)
  • you had recent changes in your home (like new furniture or moving furniture around).

Using FELISCRATCH by FELIWAY will help redirect your cat to an appropriate location: a scratching post! For further comfort, use FELIWAY CLASSIC to create a loving and reassuring atmosphere in your home.

Never spray FELIWAY CLASSIC on the cat scratching post as it would prevent the cat from using it!