Your cat scratches to remove old worn layers of her nails to reveal sharp new ones. She also scratches to mark her territory using scent from glands in her feet. This scratching leaves a visual mark too. Thus you may never completely eliminate your cat’s scratching but you can reduce inappropriate scratching of your personal belongings such as your sofa, drapes or carpeting. Purchase scratching posts and pads and place them near your cat’s favorite inappropriate targets. Redirect your cat to these scratching posts and pads whenever she starts to scratch your belongings. Don’t make a fuss.Don’t yell at your cat or punish her. Just pick her up and move her. Cover your targeted belongings with aluminum foil strips or double-side tape. These materials feel weird to your cat’s feet and will deter scratching. Be patient and kind while your cat is learning. Learn more from your trustworthy Springdale ON veterinary clinic.