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can you please tell me why my cat whos a year old keeps scratching the furniture and corners off walls taking all the wallpaper off also looking up at the walls higher up and meowing and scratching we do have a large scratch post in room that its happening to need some help on how to stop this behaviour

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Hi
unfortunately some cats like to scratch more than others. It feels good to them, it stretches them and also is conditioning their claws.

there are some things you can try to stop this behavior. i have written about them on my website here /scratching-post.html

I know it can be frustrating but it is one of the things we may have to put up with as a cat owner, I suppose its just like having kids and them drawing on walls and sticky fingers everywhere. irritating but hopefully something that we can manage and will stop with age.

best wishes Kate

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Kate Tilmouth

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I can answer most day to day cat problems encountered by owners. I have a good understanding of cat behaviour and problems which may arise from changes to their daily routine. I can advise on cat training including litter training and general day to day cat care issues. I am not a vet and therefore cannot answer medical questions.

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I run my own cat website at http://www.our-happy-cat.com and have been a dedicated cat owner for over 20 years. I have encountered many different cat problems and situations and feel that i have a good understanding of cats and cat ownership.

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I am a platinum member of Ezinearticles where i write mainly cat related articles.

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Educated to High School level and have since worked for many years in a customer support based environment, gaining vocational qualifications.

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