Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Scratching in the house Owner Factsheet

Claw scratching is a normal feline behaviour. However, the occurrence of this behaviour indoors can be very unpleasant for the owner as it can cause expensive damage. Scratching indoors may indicate that the cat does not feel completely secure in its surroundings. In order to stop this destructive behaviour the owner must first understand why their cat is scratching in the house.

What is scratching?

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Why does my cat scratch indoors?

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How can I stop my cat scratching indoors?

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Should I punish my cat for scratching indoors?

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