How to Stop Your Cats From Scratching Furniture

All privilege. Fine, Jackson, fine. You told me all about declawing and how terrible it. Is And fine, fine, I won’t declaw my “cat-o-nine-tail”. My “cat-o-nine-tail” is still wrecking my home. My “cat-o-nine-tail” is scratching up my furniture. My feline is scratching me. I don’t want my cat to scratch. Now what do I do? Well, calm down Sleepless in Scratchville. It’s time to get catified. If you watched episode about declawing, you know exactly where I fall on the matter. I signify, I stirred myself pretty clear, right? Don’t do it. Don’t do it. It’s inhumane, it’s cruel, it’s unusual, it’s unnecessary. And it rarely works in solving behavioral difficulties. It generally stimulates other ones crop up.

And did I tell you it suffers? You said, find. And you said it in loud, loud ways. I entail, thank you by the direction, people. The direction you’re coming out, crew Cat Mojo in force, right? How do you live with a cat and her claws? Well, I’m going to tell you it. There’s a few things we have to bear in mind. Scratching is a necessary for cats. It’s not a indulgence. Cats is therefore necessary to, first and foremost, practise the top part of their body. It’s a nice way to grab something and pull down and get that practice. Also, it’s a really important part of marking province. Now recollect, Cat Mojo 101. Cats is therefore necessary to own places. If they don’t own places, they become very, extremely insecure and anxious, and they act out in other lanes. If it is a necessary, if “cat-o-nine-tails” do need to scratch, well then, exactly what we we going to do about that? The first thing that we do is trim their nails. You take either a nail trimmer or a human fingernail clipper, or the ones that they sell in the storages that are more like systems, whatever suits your fancy.

You press the cat’s pad. And boink, out comes the nail. All you’ve got to do is taken away from the gratuity. You don’t have to taken away from that persona where the cherry-red gratifies the white. You don’t have to worry about hurting them that style. You don’t worry about “whats called” quicking them, which is hitting that blood supply and inducing everyone unhappy. Just bump, and it’s done. It’s also the approach, folks.

Just act as if you’re just ambling up and you’re say hi. And things will get much, much easier. Likewise, get caught napping. I intend, when your cat’s sleeping or just waking up, you’re having a lazy minute together. You can have clippers by the side of your couch. All you’re doing is getting the nail out and clipping. If every time you touch your cat’s paws, they’re going to get clipped? Then they’re not going to let you do it. So associate it with positive things, a nice quiet occasion. And then maybe you merely get one fingernail while you’re sitting there. That’s fine. Because during the course of a pair periods, you’ll get them all. The next thing that we want to start thinking about is where they’re scratching. Remember, it’s territorially important. There’s two human fragrance soakers– your couch and your bunk. Where do you expend the most part of your time when you get home from job? Your couch and your couch. And that’s where your odor is strong. It’s a scent soaker.

And because of that, your cat is going to want to praise your perfume with theirs. In the evidence, you’ve seen this, I’m sure, a million times. I get redundant. The yes and the no. Behind every no, there has to be a yes. If we don’t want them scratching on the arm of the chair, we have to say, well, this spot is still important. Let’s say you use a product like Sticky Paws. Sticky Paws is double-sided sticky tape that is actually designed not to actually stick to your lounge. But when your feline contacts it, it’s kind of tacky and they don’t like it.

OK, we’ll say no, and set sticky paws down the limb of the couch. But right next door, there has to be a scratching post. There has to be a scratching post that works for them so that they can praise your perfume with them, and leave a visual and scent marker in a territorially crucial area. What makes a good rub post? All privilege, let’s talk about that. The first thing is a nice wide-cut base, because if your cat goes to scratch down and the thing wobbles, well then, the couch wins. Does your “cat-o-nine-tail” prefer corrugated cardboard or sisal lasso or carpeting or natural wood? What is it your cat likes? “Theres lots” of nice scratches out on world markets there. But you’ve got to sometimes look in different places, you are familiar? You don’t want to just go for the first one you encounter, and then get mad when it doesn’t work.

In a situation where you have young children, or if you’re immune compromised, things like that– which in the past were various kinds of passed reasons to declaw a cat– you are able to think of something like Soft Paws. And Soft Paws is a brand name, but there are other ones out there. They’re basically just vinyl nail tips-off. They go on. They don’t hurt , good-for-nothing like that.

And the only downside is that after a month or so, they’re just going to pop off as the nail grows. And then you trim the fingernails and do it again. It is a path that there’s no way that the nails can do any damage. I like that to be sort of a last resort. Because why do it? Why go across all the provocation if you don’t have to? Plus. I like accommodating the raw cat.

We want cats to be confident in the regions that they scratch. We want them to assert themselves territorially. We simply want them to do it in the place that we want them to do it, and not in the place we don’t want them to do it. Don’t forget, you can start this when they’re young. I intend severely, if you are clipping your cat’s claws and imparting them the yes and the no, and they’re a young kid, you will not have a problem as they grow up. And there’s a lot of people out there who are like, why would I compromise for my cat? You know, you’ve got children.

You’ve got spouses and partners. And let me tell you something, the compromise involved with those guys dwarfs the needs of your cat. So listen, if you’ve got to go out there and get a scratching post, you’ve got to put some sticky tape on your sofa, you’ve got to go threw Soft Paws on, you’ve got to clip your cat’s nails. That’s the costs of having a beautiful relation with your “cat-o-nine-tail”. It is an invaluable relation, and beautiful in every single way.

Now you know everything that you need to know– the basics, anyway– on inducing sure that your furniture and the person or persons in your home abide safe while keeping your cat’s claw intact. Now, in the meantime folks, you can find me anywhere, right? Anywhere and everywhere. Find me Twitter, Facebook, InstaGram, Google +. There’s no excuse. I am all over the place. Be sure to join me on Wednesday, February 5. I’ll answer your questions. And we’re going to talk more about declawing. So stay tuned for more information. But guy, get that on your calendar and do it now. Hey, I’ve got to say it one more hour. Folks, thank you very much so much for the aid that you’re showing that last video that I put out there. It’s getting circulated far and wide. You are telling your friends. We are eventually going to get that content out.

What’s the content? Declawing your “cat-o-nine-tail” is not OK. Anyhow folks, until we speak next time. All light, all adore, all mojo to you. Muah . .

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