SCRATCHING: A NATURAL, HEALTHY BEHAVIOUR
To maintain their physical and mental balance, your cat needs a healthy outlet to engage in normal feline behaviour like scratch marking. This everyday behaviour helps cats:
- Sharpen their claws and remove any frayed parts
- Communicate and convey different kinds of information to other animals
Cats also use their claws to:
- Grip things and stretch their muscles
- Defend themselves and keep a potential threat at bay
But sometimes scratching can be excessive, which may indicate high anxiety or stress or a lack of stimulation in your cat’s environment. Talk to your Globalvet veterinarian for advice.