Your cat scratches to break off 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. Thus you may never completely eliminate your cat’s inappropriate scratching but you can work to prevent her from scratching your personal belongings such as your sofa, drapes and carpeting. Purchase scratching posts and position them near your targeted belongings. Move your cat to a nearby post without fuss whenever she starts to scratch your belongings. Reward her if she goes to the scratches posts on her own. Cover your targeted items with aluminum foil or double-sided tape when they aren’t in use. These materials feel weird to your cat’s feet and will deter her from scratching there. Be patient and never yell at your cat or punish her while she is learning. Learn more from your animal hospital Savannah, GA.