Why Does Your Cat Destroy Your Furniture?

Why do cats scratch furniture… Like your favorite cushy chair? Are they trying to send a message that you should redecorate? No… according to animal behavior expert Dr. Daniel Estep, it’s an instinctive territorial behavior.

They want to let any other cats that happen to pass by know that that couch is theirs. And it’s probably in a prime area of the home, where any other animal coming in will know your cat lives there and has claimed it.

Scratching not only provides visual evidence – through claw marks – but leaves behind scent markers, from the glands …read more