how to stop cat scratching



Stop cat scratching on furniture

Teach your cat where to scratch


Clean all cat scratching marks

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

Stop cat scratching with FELIWAY CLASSIC

  • If your cat is already scratching furniture, use FELIWAY CLASSIC
  • It will send "happy messages" to provide reassurance and prevent your cat from scratching

Prevent cat scratching with FELISCRATCH by FELIWAY

  • Releases “territory messages” to teach your kitten or newly adopted cat to scratch on the post
  • Apply directly onto your cat’s scratching  post
  • Clinically proven to teach kittens and newly adopted cats where to scratch

Follow scratching post “golden rules”

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

We recommend:

FELIWAY Classic Spray

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

FELIWAY Classic Diffuser

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


1 month programme to teach kittens where to scratch

Why do cats scratch?

Scratching is a natural need for all cats. When scratching, they 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.

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

In many cases, scratching in your home is in fact your cat’s way of expressing discomfort. It is particularly true for kitten and newly adopted cats, who discover their new home.

Your cat scratching might be a sign of 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).

FELIWAY CLASSIC can provide and create a loving and reassuring atmosphere in your home that will help stop cat scratching. Never use FELIWAY CLASSIC Spray on the scratching post as it would prevent the cat from using it!

Using FELISCRATCH by FELIWAY will help teach your kitten or newly adopted cat to scratch on an appropriate location: a scratching post!