Cats scratch to mark territory, exercise their muscles, and keep their claws healthy.
Investing in a quality scratching post is the top solution to protect your furniture from clawed damage.
Choose the right material for your cat's scratching post, like sisal or cardboard, for the best results.
Select a post that complements your home decor and place it where your cat likes to scratch.
Some scratching posts come with toys and platforms to make them even more appealing to your cat.
Train your cat to use the scratching post with positive reinforcement and deter them from furniture.
If you're feeling creative, consider making your own scratching post with simple materials.