Is your home set up for cat scratching success?
- Do you have at least one scratching post, pad or surface for each of your cats?
- Do you have scratching posts in multiple rooms of your home?
- Do you know what type of surface your cat prefers?
- Have you offered your cat a variety of scratching designs? (cattree, scratching post, scratching pads, etc)
- Have you offered your cat scratching products in a variety of positions?(Vertical, horizontal, sturdy, angled)
- Have you offered your cat a variety of scratching substrates? (Carpet, sisal, cardboard, etc)
Help! My cat hates all of the scratching posts!
- Regular nail trimming can help reduce any damage in your home.
- Use double-sided tape to discourage scratching on certain surfaces(note that the glue from the tape could also cause damage to your furniture – so test an inconspicuous area)
- Nail caps can be applied to your cat’s nails by your vet, a groomer, or at home if your cat will let you.
- FELISCRATCH by FELIWAY
- Avoid having furniture in your home that comes from animals. What do I mean by that? Leather couches, wool rugs – these items will attract your cat because they can smell the animal. Instead choose sturdy fabrics like microfiber and synthetic rugs.
HOW FELISCRATCH BY FELIWAY HELPS
- Territory messages – FELISCRATCH by FELIWAY contains cat territory messages that tell your cat that the surface where you put FELISCRATCH by FELIWAY is a suitable place to scratch
- Catnip – For cats that are sensitive to catnip, it helps to attract your cat to the new scratching surface
- Blue color – When cats scratch, their scratch marks provide visual territorial messages. The blue color in the Feliscratch product (which fades in intensity over time) mimics the scratch marks that a cat makes when “drawn”on the new surface.
TRIAL OF FELISCRATCH
A LITTLE BACKGROUND
HOW I STARTED WITH FELISCRATCH
The results have been great, but I want to warn everyone that results do not happen overnight. To be successful, you have to be diligent in following the instructions.
It has been about 6 weeks since we started and so far, Maggie has drastically reduced scratching the microfiber chair and I have seen her scratch the carpeted post a several times! I give her a treat and praise her every time I see her scratching the post to give her positive reinforcement. My other cats who have loved their various scratching posts and surfaces continued to use their old posts and the new one. FELISCRATCH had no (negative) effect on them.