how to stop cat scratching furniture

Does your cat scratch?

HOW TO STOP CAT SCRATCHING ON FURNITURE?

Redirect scratching onto the scratching post

Stop cats from scratching on furniture

1

Clean all cat scratching marks

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

Redirect cat scratching with FELISCRATCH by FELIWAY

  • Apply on your cat’s scratching post as directed
  • Visual (blue lines) and "territory messages" (pheromones) encourage your cat to scratch where the product is applied
  • Clinically proven to reduce or stop unwanted cat scratching in the home
3

If needed, use FELIWAY CLASSIC in addition

  • If your cat has been scratching for a long time or is particularly destructive, consider adding FELIWAY CLASSIC
  • Apply 8 pumps of FELIWAY CLASSIC Spray on areas where you DON'T want your cat to scratch
  • A FELIWAY CLASSIC Diffuser & Refill will help if scratching is due to stress
  • FELIWAY CLASSIC sends "happy messages" that reassure your cat and help prevent scratching on furniture
4

Follow scratching post “golden rules”

  • Sturdy, so it won't wobble when used
  • Tall enough that your cat can fully stretch when scratching
  • Located near sleeping area and close to the scratched areas
  • Provide at least 1 scratching post per cat
  • This resource is essential because all cats need to scratch!

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 a specific area, spray 8 pumps daily on each unwanted scratching location (not on the post!)

FELIWAY CLASSIC Diffuser

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

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!