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Assisi Animal Health Four Tips to Stop Your Cat from Scratching Furniture

Saturday, September 3, 2016 Lifestyle News J E 4
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PINEHURST, N.C., Sept. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Assisi Animal Health developed the Assisi Loop®, an effective non-pharmaceutical anti-inflammatory device (NPAID®) that works as a PEMF therapy for animals. The Loop helps heal wounds and relieve pain in cats, dogs, and horses. The company shares four effective tips to keep your cat from scratching the furniture.

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There is a wide array of reasons why cats might scratch. First, scratching actually conditions a cat's claws by loosening and removing the outer husk of the claw—revealing a sharp, new surface. It is also a form of exercise as well as a form of marking behavior. Here are several methods to deter your cat from scratching.

Provide a scratching post. Since your cat needs to scratch, provide a scratching post made of rough material. Your cat will want a rough surface to shred its claws on. Make sure it is taller than he or she is so your cat can fully extend its body. The post also must be secure, if it falls over while your cat is using it, he or she will get spooked and not use it. Teach your cat how to use the post by playing with him by it, and by attaching engaging toys to it.

Use sprays and tape as a deterrent. Target the corners of your couches and chairs with an herbal spray or double sided tape. There are many varieties of both sold at pet stores. Herbal sprays will mask the markers cats leave behind after scratching. Plus, your cat will not like the scent and be discouraged from scratching. The tape's sticky surface will definitely encourage your feline to go elsewhere!!

Trim the nails regularly.  If your cat is an indoor only feline, trim his or her nails with a clipper—reducing the possible damage they could cause with their nails. Make sure you buy clippers designed to cut a cat's nails, and proceed slowly and gently removing just the tips of the nail. Done correctly, over time the cat will have no objections to the trimming. Never cut the nails of a cat that has access to outside, it impedes their ability to climb trees and protect themselves.

Assisi Animal Health's clinical solutions complete the Circle of Care®—the collaboration of veterinarians and owners in animal health and healing. Our company helps veterinary professionals and owners improve the quality of life for companion animals using the Assisi Loop, the non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical healing device that is based on the same FDA-cleared technology used on humans. The device uses low-level pulses of electromagnetic energy to reduce pain and swelling, and to enhance recovery.

Media Contact: Kaysie Dannemiller, Assisi Animal Health, 8668307342, kaysie.dannemiller@assisianimalhealth.com

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SOURCE Assisi Animal Health

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