Why Does My Cat Need A Scratching Post?

Cat Scratching Post

If you own a cat then you know that your cat has a need to scratch objects.  The best way to preserve furniture and your house in general is to get your cat a scratching post.  A scratching post gives your cat a place and an object to relieve the need to scratch.

Cats need to scratch for a few reasons.  Scratching helps cats remove old material from their claws, and they mark their territory with scent glands in their paws.  Grooming is the main reason why cats have the need to scratch.  When they groom their claws they are able to remove dead sheaths from their front claws.  Cats also scratch as a way of stretching and relieving stress.

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