Destructive behavior, such as scratching furniture, is one of the leading reasons people give up on pet cats ... but it doesn't have to end that way. There are options that allow your cat to express its natural scratching behavior while sparing the furniture, and it's recommended that cat owners explore these options before they consider declawing their cat. In this interview, Dr. Bonnie Beaver, a veterinary behaviorist and past president of the AVMA, offers tips on how to keep your kitty's claws from ripping up your furniture. Listen to the interview.
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