Cats are truly amazing animals. They are admired and loved for their beauty, loyalty, agility, curious nature, intelligence and independence. Wonderful as they are they are not perfect and one of their common imperfections is scratching furniture.
Sometimes it may even seem like your feline is scratching your expensive sofa and drapes to aggravate you, but truthfully, he/she's merely doing this to work off excess energy, to play, to claim his/her territory, and also to eradicate ragged bits of claw. Scratching or clawing is an easy habit to break and don't have to be stuck with tattered, thread bare furniture or stop your cat from expressing her natural behavior.
The easiest and most effect way to solve this problem is to invest in one or more or more scratching posts for your cat. A variety is nice. A large tree with both sisal and carpet scratching surfaces are very effective. Cardboard floor level scratching devices are a nice alternative to go along with your giant cat tree. Try adding a little catnip on the posts to lure your furry feline friend into use them.
Keep your cat’s claws trimmed... Trimming is very easy once you learn how. Ask your veterinarian to show you how, view a video on the internet, or ask a friend who already trims his/her cats claws for tips. You’d be surprised by how little time this takes.
You can also purchase colorful claw caps from any pet store or the Humane Society. These tiny, vinyl sleeves fit right over your feline’s claws, preventing them from doing damage when they scratch and looking beautiful at the same time.