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HOW AND WHY
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Cat style guru Kate
Benjamin of Hauspanther
shows us several types of
scratchers that can save
you floor space while giving your cat something to
sink his claws into.
Did you know that cats show
people affection by head-butt-ing and “marking” them? Other
ways they claim territory is through kneading and scratching. Behaviorist Marilyn
Krieger explains the various methods cats use to make spaces their own.
When a cat acts with aggression, there’s usually a good reason — including pain, stress, or trauma. JaneA Kelley outlines
the warning signs and what you can do to ease the tension.
Start from scratch
Looking for something for kitty to
sink his claws into? Try this modular cat scratcher pair you can
arrange in a variety of tempting
combinations. The stylish Katris
Lynks have teak wood covers for
the sides and heavy-duty paper
with flutes and liners for the main
scratching surface, making them
durable and shred-resistant. Three
percent of proceeds donated to
$54.95/2 in each package.
Sometimes kitty has
to get vertical when
he scratches. That’s
not a problem with
Imperial Cat’s Fish on a
Line hanging scratcher.
Hang it on a hook, a door-
knob, or even lie it down flat. Made from
recycled paper in the USA, plus includes
a bag of certified organic catnip. Comes
in a variety of styles, such as parrots,
monkeys, and seasonal fun.
$7.95. Imperial Cat,
purchase at catclaws.com