HOW TO STOP CAT SCRATCHING FURNITURE

DOES YOUR CAT SCRATCH?

HOW TO STOP CAT SCRATCHING FURNITURE

Redirect onto cat scratching post

Stop cat scratching on furniture

1

Clean all marks made by your cat scratching

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

Redirect Scratching with FELISCRATCH by FELIWAY

  • This mimics the “territory messages” and encourages 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 to the protocol
  • You can spray FELIWAY CLASSIC onto the areas you DON’T want them to scratch
  • Using a FELIWAY CLASSIC Diffuser will help if scratching is due to stress
  • The diffuser will send "happy messages" which help provide reassurance and prevent your cat from scratching  
4

Follow cat scratching post “golden rules”

  • Your post must be vertical, sturdy and tall enough: at least 90 cm
  • Place near your cat’s sleeping area or close to the areas of unwanted scratching
  • Have at least 1 post per cat
  • This resource is essential as all cats need to scratch!

We recommend:

FELISCRATCH by FELIWAY

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

FELIWAY CLASSIC Spray

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

FELIWAY CLASSIC Diffuser

If unwanted scratching occurs in one single area, you can help prevent this by spraying FELIWAY CLASSIC on the area once daily (only spray where scratching is NOT wanted).

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Why do cats scratch?

Cat scratching is a natural need for all cats.  They scratch to sharpen their nails, stretch their front legs and to mark their territory. Territory marking is both visible (the scratch lines) and invisible (a pheromone).  Cats leave a “territory message” (pheromone) on the  surfaces they scratch.  This pheromone comes from their paws and only cats can detect it.

During times of stress or anxiety, cats will scratch more often and in different locations as they feel insecure and need to mark their territory.

In some cases, scratching in your home is in fact your cat’s way of telling you it is unhappy.

Cat scratching is likely to be due to stress when:

  • your cat is scratching in multiple areas throughout the house (on furniture, sofa, chairs etc.)
  • your cat is scratching near windows and doors
  • you have 2 or more cats in your house
  • your cat has lots of “cat neighbours” (other cats living in your neighbourhood)
  • recent changes occured in your home (E.g. new furniture or moving furniture around).

Whether as a normal behaviour or due to stress, it can be upsetting when your cat scratches your new furniture.  FELISCRATCH by FELIWAY helps redirect this scratching to a desired location. If your cat is stressed then FELIWAY CLASSIC can help your cat feel more secure by creating a loving and reassuring atmosphere in your home, therefore reducing unwanted scratching.

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