Declawing can be a painful experience for any cat so that’s why many parts of the world are slowing banning the practice. Since cats will claw furniture as part of their nature, it’s best to find alternatives to declawing so your cat won’t need to go through surgery and can still save your furniture at the same time.

The best solution is to provide plenty of scratching alternatives for your cat. Then take time to constantly reward your cat for using a scratching post while firmly telling your cat “No” when it tries to claw furniture or drapes. By taking time to train your cat, you can keep both your cat and your furniture happy.

To read more about how to train your cat to use a scratching post, click here.