Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up

Announcements

The Pet Health Community and Pet Health Center are NOT substitutes for a vet visit. Contact a vet in an emergency! | Dog Conditions A-Z | Dog Symptoms A-Z | Cat Conditions A-Z | Cat Symptoms A-Z

Remember Your Beloved Pet
Cats nails
avatar
katyellen posted:
What is the best way to train your cat with a scratching post. My mom has two bengals who are older and they are ruining her couches. We have a large condo for the cats as well as a scratching post. We are trying not to have them declawed.
Reply
 
avatar
rohvannyn responded:
I've tried putting catnip spray on the scracthing post, and some distatsteful covering on the places they shouldn't scratch, like plastic or bubble wrap or something.

There are little glue on claw tips you can get, "soft paws" or some such, that can help protect your furniture. I'm glad you are trying not to have them declawed, having their toe-tips removed can be very traumatic for a cat, not to mention dangerous if they manage to get outside.


Featuring Experts from AMERICAN VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

Sandy Willis, DVM, DACVIM, is a small animal internal medicine consultant for Phoenix Central Laboratory, an independent veterinary diagnostic laborat...More

Helpful Tips

to: Msapprehension
dogs eat their poop by nature. before dogs were "pets" they were wild and ran in packs. they ate their poop everyday for two reasons: 1 - ... More
Was this Helpful?
1 of 2 found this helpful

Helpful Resources

Be the first to post a Resource!

Related News

There was an error with this newsfeed

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Learn more about the AVMA

WebMD Special Sections