Stop your pet from scratching and chewing

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Kittens are like children – they are playful, energetic and can be very mischievous. Kittens can also exhibit unwanted and damaging behaviors, such as chewing and scratching. Read on to understand how you can stop this from occurring.

First, why do cats scratch?

  • Sometimes it’s to remove the dead outer layer of their claws
  • They could be marking their territory by leaving both a visual mark and scent (they have scent glands in their paws)
  • Often, it’s to stretch their bodies and flex their feet and claws

Next, how do you stop it?

Nobody wants to come home to a messy house with shredded furniture. If your cat used the couch as a scratching post, you will want to ensure it doesn’t happen again. Try the following advice:

  • Use a pet deterrent spray, such as MESSY PET CAT 4-IN-1 Training Deterrent – this unique formula contains a natural herbal odor repellant that cats dislike and powerful herbal essentials that discourage cats from scratching and chewing
  • Purchase scratching posts for your kittens
  • Try DIY solutions – many cats like to use corrugated cardboard or a wooden post for scratching
  • Reward good behavior and always show lots of love to your cat