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Friday, 30 December 2011

Your Cat Will Not Damage Your Furniture Any More

Your Cat Will Not Damage Your Furniture Any More
Anyone who has owned a cat at some point is quite familiar with all the cats that can cause damage with their claws. In fact, the cat's claws are a number of functions: cats use them for climbing, pulling, turning speed, motion, acceleration, defend themselves and even self-cleaning after using the litter box.
If you do not believe us, just look at your cat playing with a toy to see how they use their claws to pull, grip and change direction.
All these activities are part of the natural feline behavior.
Scratching is part of the daily routine of the cat.  

One of the reasons why cats scratch is because this activity helps the cat keep their claws sharp.
In addition, scratches provides good exercise for the cat and makes the muscles of the front legs stronger.
Cats who live outside scratches on trees, but domestic cats have no trees at home, to use alternatives, such as carpets and furniture.
Provide a Pole Scratching
Indoor cats need to have an area where they can demonstrate their natural behavior of scratching. This is why you must provide them with a scratching post. 

 This is usually a building made of wood orcompressed cardboard covered with carpet or sisal rope.
There are various types of scratching: the basic ones that are less expensive and more sophisticated with numerous apartment buildings, garages and levels which are more expensive. You can also make such a construction alone at home.
And 'essential to start training your cat to scratch appropriate areas at a young age. 

 One way to achieve this is to rub catnip on the scratching area you want your cat to use.  
This is a good start for the proper development of this habit.
In the event that they have delayed this training or have a new cat who is not trained, do not be surprised to see them scratching the furniture and causing serious damage. The training will be very difficult in this situation, but it is not impossible.  

You can get a scratching post and deliver it when the cat uses it.
During training you can use various tricks to protect your furniture. 

 One way is to cover the furniture with sheets or jets. 
 You can also wrap the parts of the furniture with foil or shelf paper stick.
Another alternative is to use a natural repellent sprays which is repugnant to your cat.
Cutting Claw, No Declawing
Another way to limit the damage on your mobile is to cut the claws of the cat. But this procedure must be conducted very carefully, because it can cause pain or bleeding if you cut too deep.  

Your cat should be very used to you and should be fully relax in order to successfully cut their claws. 
 We recommend two people to be involved in the procedure.  
One of them held the cat while the other will go to clip the nails as fast as possible.
If you do not want to do it yourself, you can take your cat to the vet.
It is not recommended to declaw your cat, because this procedure is actually very painful surgery that affects the future life of the cat.

Your cat 
 will face many challenges without claws.  
The cat can get awkward and will not be able to defend effectively.  
Very often the process of export of the nails causes a very aggressive behavior, veterinarians may refuse to execute it.