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Feline Destructive Scratching Handout

Feline Destructive Scratching Handout

What do I need to know about feline destructive scratching?

When your cat scratches, he or she is engaging in normal feline scratching behavior, but he or she may be directing this behavior at household items. Scratching serves many functions for the cat, including a communication tool (leaving both scent and visual marks at the site), a way to clean and condition the claw beds, and a great way to stretch the muscles of the legs and toes. Read this handout for tips on getting your pet to stop scratching furniture.


Download our Feline Destructive Scratching Handout for an in-depth look at this pet health condition and how you can partner with your veterinarian to prevent against it.