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Why Cats Scratch

July 12th, 2009 · No Comments · Cat Scratching Post

Fearless Cat Scratcher JazzScratching, to a cat, is a normal behavior. A cat will scratch for a variety or reasons, both physical and behavioral.  They scratch objects for exercise, play, and to remove the loose outer sheathing of the nail.  Cats’ nails shed routinely much like a snake sheds its skin.  They also “mark” their territory with the scent glands located in the pads of their feet.  This scent is undetectable to humans, but cats may continue scratching to re-mark the area.  They also scratch for exercise, agility, and stretching.  When a cat stretches vertically to scratch, they are exercising their spine and other muscles to help keep fit and flexible.

Scratching is a natural behavior for cats. – This isn’t exactly a revelation, since you probably have the evidence everywhere–in the tattered corners of your sofa, the shredded drapes, your frayed nerves. Though Kitty’s natural propensity for scratching may not be big news, it is a fact that you’ll need to take into account if you’re to make any headway in winning the battle to keep her from scratching in places you consider undesirable.

So, provide your cat with an appropriate scratching post. – Since your cat brings you so much joy, you decide to buy her the softest, prettiest and most luxurious cat scratching post you can find.

Hey! It’s sheer pleasure and feels good to scratch.

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