The first and perhaps most important item in your anti-furniture-scratching arsenal is a proper cat scratching post.
If furniture and belongings are your main concern, you may not want to adopt a cat to begin with. Try a parakeet or a fish.
To aid in redirecting your kitty’s behavior, you may have to make the former object of your kitty’s desire less desirable.
The more obvious function of a cat’s claws is for defense. Your cat’s four paws contain the necessary weapons she needs to protect herself when attacked.
Simply put, declawing a cat is akin to cutting off a human finger at the top knuckle.
Declawing doesn’t just remove a cat’s nails, it involves bone amputation and leads to all sorts of health problems. Here are some safe alternatives.