Declawing kitty was once deemed a reasonable solution, but over time it has become clear that declawing is inhumane and can lead to a plethora of physical, social and emotional problems – and the l
ast thing you need is a weekly bill from a cat psychiatrist!
(For a great overview of all the reasons not to declaw kitty, visit Cats Scratching.)
So your k itty has a full rack of razor sharp claws and you have the frayed furn
iture to prove it.
Now what? Think redirect. To redirect a cat’s naughty scratching patterns, I have found (or heard) that the following methods are useful: