OfficeJax Pet Information center

 
      Pet News, Pet Care, Pet Training, Pet Supplies, cat pictures, dog pictures, pet pictures

Advertising | Affiliate revenue sharing  |  Auctions  |   Best Tips and Home Remedies   |  Blogging  |  Crafts & Hobbies  |  Currency Trading  |  mesothelioma lung cancer and asbestos |  Mortgage and refinance |  Pets  |  Web Site design 

We would like to thank the local libraries, schools, and universities for recommending students to visit us when doing research on any of our information topics.
 Please check back frequently as new topics are added and current topics are updated daily.

 

              

pet care information from the pet information channel search the pet information channel for free online ebooks tips news reports do it yourself how to articles and remedies Pet Information Channel DIRECTORY OF TOPICS & ARTICLES pet care information from the pet information channel

Place your TextLink AD here free

Cat Scratching Solutions


For a cat, scratching is a natural, necessary act. Besides keeping her claws in top shape, the stretching involved in a good scratch keeps her upper body strong and loose. Also, every time a cat scratches a surface, scent glands between her toes leave her signature smell for others to find. In this way, she marks her territory, even if that happens to be in your living room.

Just because a cat must scratch doesn't mean she must destroy your furniture. Redirecting a cat's scratching to an appropriate object simply requires patience, flexibility and time. To keep your cat from grooming her claws on your couch, you must give her some furniture of her own.

Scratching posts come in a wide variety of sizes and textures. If your cat doesn't use the scratching post you have purchased, observe what she does scratch. Most cats have a preference as to the texture they scratch on. Experts discourage providing carpet-covered posts, especially if you have carpeting in your house. Your cat won't understand the difference between the carpet on the scratching post and that on the floor. They both feel good to her.

Some cats like to extend their entire bodies when they stretch to scratch. Others just work their shoulder muscles. If your cat is one of the former, you'll need to provide a tall, sturdy scratching surface. No matter what height your cat likes to use, be sure the scratching surface is stable. If your cat begins scratching and the post or board falls, it will frighten her and she will likely not use it again.

Another important factor to consider when providing scratching surfaces is their location. If you watch your cat, you'll notice she will tend to look for a scratching spot wherever you spend a lot of time. That is why so many cats ruin their owner's easy chair or couch. She is marking your spot as part of her territory, claiming ownership over you just in case some other cat comes in and gets the wrong idea. Putting a scratching post beside your favorite relaxing place will let her do her job without annoying you.

Remember, too, that your entire home is her territory. For that reason, it is a good idea to place scratching surfaces throughout the house, in places where you tend to linger. Bedrooms, kitchens, home offices are all places that are important to your cat because that is where you are likely to be.

If your cat persists in scratching furniture instead of the appropriate surface, you will have to retrain her. When you catch her about to scratch inappropriately, say "no" in a loud voice. Pick her up and carry her to her scratching surface. Some experts suggest gently taking her paw and simulating scratching to give her the right idea. If your cat only attacks the furniture when you are out of sight, it might be best to confine her to one room when you can't supervise her. Be sure to put food, water, a litter box and, of course, a scratching surface in the room with her. Once she seems to have gotten the hang of only using her scratching posts, she can have free run of the house again.

© 2005, Kathy Burns-Millyard.

This article is provided courtesy of MyPetAnimals.com - http://www.mypetanimals.com - a large and growing pet website featuring articles, tips, advice and shopping for popular pet supplies, toys and accessories.

This article may be freely published on any website, as long as the author, copyright, website address and link, and this notice are left intact.


TODAYS NEWS BY OFFICEJAX FREE ADVERTISING AND AD EXCHANGE SOLUTIONSMORE PETS INFORMATION RESOURCES updated Wed. February / 26 / 2020

Fur-friendly 'wearable for pets' and their humans - Science Daily
Fur-friendly 'wearable for pets' and their humans  Science Daily

Edison First Responders Now Have Special Oxygen Masks for Pets - TAPinto.net
Edison First Responders Now Have Special Oxygen Masks for Pets  TAPinto.net

Pets on the Plaza: Meet Sandy Cheeks - 47abc - WMDT
Pets on the Plaza: Meet Sandy Cheeks - 47abc  WMDT

Pets: Finding a Home in Reston - Virginia Connection Newspapers
Pets: Finding a Home in Reston  Virginia Connection Newspapers

Central Garden & Pet, Nylabone, Pets Add Life and Kroger Team Up to Bring Family-Friendly Bark at the Park Events to Fans Across America - Yahoo Finance
Central Garden & Pet, Nylabone, Pets Add Life and Kroger Team Up to Bring Family-Friendly Bark at the Park Events to Fans Across America  Yahoo Finance

PHOTOS: This week’s adorable, adoptable pets from KHS - WAVE 3
PHOTOS: This week’s adorable, adoptable pets from KHS  WAVE 3

Pets of the Week: Ice and Onyx - Chesterfield Observer
Pets of the Week: Ice and Onyx  Chesterfield Observer

Pets of the Week - Clarksville Now
Pets of the Week  Clarksville Now

Area pets available for adoption (PHOTOS), Feb. 26, 2020 - OregonLive
Area pets available for adoption (PHOTOS), Feb. 26, 2020  OregonLive

Freshpet to create 427 jobs in Ennis with new pet food manufacturing plant - The Dallas Morning News
Freshpet to create 427 jobs in Ennis with new pet food manufacturing plant  The Dallas Morning News

T-Mobile launches SyncUp Pets tracker - TmoNews
T-Mobile launches SyncUp Pets tracker  TmoNews

Homemade Pet Diets Done Right with Helen Woodward Animal Center - - KUSI
Homemade Pet Diets Done Right with Helen Woodward Animal Center -  KUSI

Over 120 pets up for adoption this weekend at PetSmart - FOX 11 and FOX 41
Over 120 pets up for adoption this weekend at PetSmart  FOX 11 and FOX 41

"The Street Vet" walks around California, offering free check-ups for homeless peoples' pets - CBS News
"The Street Vet" walks around California, offering free check-ups for homeless peoples' pets  CBS News

San Gabriel Valley pets of the week: Miles will give you infinite smiles - The Pasadena Star-News
San Gabriel Valley pets of the week: Miles will give you infinite smiles  The Pasadena Star-News

Bill prohibiting people convicted of animal cruelty from owning pets for at least two years passes Tenn. Senate - WJHL-TV News Channel 11
Bill prohibiting people convicted of animal cruelty from owning pets for at least two years passes Tenn. Senate  WJHL-TV News Channel 11

Mom charged with boiling pets found competent to stand trial - KOB
Mom charged with boiling pets found competent to stand trial  KOB

Medicine shortages for pets, postponed conferences and empty shelves—firms sound the alarm over coronavirus - MarketWatch
Medicine shortages for pets, postponed conferences and empty shelves—firms sound the alarm over coronavirus  MarketWatch

Good Day Pets – Bentley the Yorkie - KCAU 9
Good Day Pets – Bentley the Yorkie  KCAU 9

Adoptable pets from Arizona Humane Society and Maricopa County Animal Care (2/26/20) - ABC15 Arizona
Adoptable pets from Arizona Humane Society and Maricopa County Animal Care (2/26/20)  ABC15 Arizona

Pets 'go hungry' after smart feeder goes offline - BBC News
Pets 'go hungry' after smart feeder goes offline  BBC News

Pet Releaf Launches Pet Releaf Professional™ Line of Products for Veterinarians - Yahoo Finance
Pet Releaf Launches Pet Releaf Professional™ Line of Products for Veterinarians  Yahoo Finance

Adoptable pets of the week at Animal Harbor in Feb. 27, 2020, edition - Winchester Herald Chronicle
Adoptable pets of the week at Animal Harbor in Feb. 27, 2020, edition  Winchester Herald Chronicle

The Pet Corner: Administering medication to pets - Winchester Sun - Winchester Sun
The Pet Corner: Administering medication to pets - Winchester Sun  Winchester Sun

FOTAS Column: Three tips to make your pet adoption a success - The Augusta Chronicle
FOTAS Column: Three tips to make your pet adoption a success  The Augusta Chronicle

Second Chance Pets: Koa - KOIN.com
Second Chance Pets: Koa  KOIN.com

Coronavirus and pets: CDC has the answers - WRAL.com
Coronavirus and pets: CDC has the answers  WRAL.com

San Diego veterinarian walks around cities treating homeless people’s pets - FOX 5 San Diego
San Diego veterinarian walks around cities treating homeless people’s pets  FOX 5 San Diego

Pet Improvement: Co-species evolvement - Newport News Times
Pet Improvement: Co-species evolvement  Newport News Times

Marion County Pets: Licorice, Tiger and Puff - WCJB
Marion County Pets: Licorice, Tiger and Puff  WCJB

3 Pets Saved In Park Ridge House Fire - Journal & Topics Newspapers Online
3 Pets Saved In Park Ridge House Fire  Journal & Topics Newspapers Online

PET OF THE WEEK, FEB. 25, 2020: MEET RAYVEN - wvua23.com
PET OF THE WEEK, FEB. 25, 2020: MEET RAYVEN  wvua23.com

Cat lovers in Pompano Beach face fight with city over 60 pets - WPLG Local 10
Cat lovers in Pompano Beach face fight with city over 60 pets  WPLG Local 10

Benefits of having a pet - CNN
Benefits of having a pet  CNN

Meeting Herndon Mayor's Pets - Virginia Connection Newspapers
Meeting Herndon Mayor's Pets  Virginia Connection Newspapers

For $50k you can clone your family pet, here's how - WGN Radio - Chicago
For $50k you can clone your family pet, here's how  WGN Radio - Chicago

'The Street Vet' offers free medical care to pets of the homeless - Today.com
'The Street Vet' offers free medical care to pets of the homeless  Today.com

Paws off politics - The County
Paws off politics  The County

Groups offer helping hand to 2.7 million pets, people in need - VeterinaryPracticeNews.com
Groups offer helping hand to 2.7 million pets, people in need  VeterinaryPracticeNews.com

Paws To Care: Pet Savers brings in adoptable pet Fred - KTBS
Paws To Care: Pet Savers brings in adoptable pet Fred  KTBS

Sergei Ovechkin met Captain and gave him nice pets - Russian Machine Never Breaks
Sergei Ovechkin met Captain and gave him nice pets  Russian Machine Never Breaks

Pet oxygen masks donated to Slingerlands Fire Department - Spotlight News
Pet oxygen masks donated to Slingerlands Fire Department  Spotlight News

Bill to let people rescue pets from cars goes to the dogs - Press Herald
Bill to let people rescue pets from cars goes to the dogs  Press Herald

Dental Exams, Pet Care Among Services Offered to Homeless at Annual Downtown Event - NBC 7 San Diego
Dental Exams, Pet Care Among Services Offered to Homeless at Annual Downtown Event  NBC 7 San Diego

Cancer survivor, pilot-in-training takes to sky to help pets across Kansas - KWCH
Cancer survivor, pilot-in-training takes to sky to help pets across Kansas  KWCH

House Lawmakers Hear Public Testimony on Animal Hoarding, Retail Pet Ban - New Hampshire Public Radio
House Lawmakers Hear Public Testimony on Animal Hoarding, Retail Pet Ban  New Hampshire Public Radio

Find Out How To Extend Your Dogs Life With Pet Honesty - KXAN.com
Find Out How To Extend Your Dogs Life With Pet Honesty  KXAN.com

Wisconsin Humane Society will draw your pet if you donate $15 - WTMJ-TV
Wisconsin Humane Society will draw your pet if you donate $15  WTMJ-TV

‘Unique fundraiser:’ Wisconsin Humane Society will draw your pet for a $15 donation - WITI FOX 6 Milwaukee
‘Unique fundraiser:’ Wisconsin Humane Society will draw your pet for a $15 donation  WITI FOX 6 Milwaukee

Pet of the Week: Forrest - WITN
Pet of the Week: Forrest  WITN

Proposal to let people save pets from cars goes to the dogs - Boston.com
Proposal to let people save pets from cars goes to the dogs  Boston.com

Which country spends the most on its pets? - The Economist
Which country spends the most on its pets?  The Economist

Pet Poodle Found Blocks Away After It Was Snatched By A Hawk - NPR
Pet Poodle Found Blocks Away After It Was Snatched By A Hawk  NPR

New owners bring personal touch to TransFurMations pet salon - Steamboat Pilot & Today
New owners bring personal touch to TransFurMations pet salon  Steamboat Pilot & Today

A 2nd Chance Pet of the Week - Hillsboro Times Gazette
A 2nd Chance Pet of the Week  Hillsboro Times Gazette

NJ pets in need: Feb. 24, 2020 - NJ.com
NJ pets in need: Feb. 24, 2020  NJ.com

An Overview of the European Pet Food Industry: Infiniti Research’s Industry Experts Provide Key Market Insights - Yahoo Finance
An Overview of the European Pet Food Industry: Infiniti Research’s Industry Experts Provide Key Market Insights  Yahoo Finance

Local non-profit providing free vaccines for pets of the homeless - WBAY
Local non-profit providing free vaccines for pets of the homeless  WBAY

Animal shelters show support for Colorado bill that would prevent euthanizing pets due to lack of space - FOX 31 Denver
Animal shelters show support for Colorado bill that would prevent euthanizing pets due to lack of space  FOX 31 Denver

Pets of the Week: Chorkie and Kooper - WDIV ClickOnDetroit
Pets of the Week: Chorkie and Kooper  WDIV ClickOnDetroit

Minnesota Moment: 'Paint Your Pet' growing in popularity in Minnesota - KSTP
Minnesota Moment: 'Paint Your Pet' growing in popularity in Minnesota  KSTP

Overwhelming response to 5 On Your Side investigation of pet medication concerns - WRAL.com
Overwhelming response to 5 On Your Side investigation of pet medication concerns  WRAL.com

Pet food makers look to tap the alternative meat market - Marketplace
Pet food makers look to tap the alternative meat market  Marketplace

Smucker's pet-food business softens in Q3 - MarketWatch
Smucker's pet-food business softens in Q3  MarketWatch

Pet dog killed by another in Kyle - Hays Free Press
Pet dog killed by another in Kyle  Hays Free Press

Olympia considers banning dog and cat sales at pet stores citing concerns of animal cruelty - Q13 News Seattle
Olympia considers banning dog and cat sales at pet stores citing concerns of animal cruelty  Q13 News Seattle

Check out these 12 adoptable pets to brighten your day: Feb. 22-23 - SILive.com
Check out these 12 adoptable pets to brighten your day: Feb. 22-23  SILive.com

House fire displaces family, claims lives of family pets - Clarksville Now
House fire displaces family, claims lives of family pets  Clarksville Now

7 tips for becoming the best pet owner ever - Fox Baltimore
7 tips for becoming the best pet owner ever  Fox Baltimore

Film room: 3 'pet cats' in the 2020 NFL draft who fill needs for the Cowboys, including one mountain of a man - The Dallas Morning News
Film room: 3 'pet cats' in the 2020 NFL draft who fill needs for the Cowboys, including one mountain of a man  The Dallas Morning News

‘Fear-Free’ Pets Make for Happier Pets, and Owners - The New York Times
‘Fear-Free’ Pets Make for Happier Pets, and Owners  The New York Times

Enter Your Beloved Stupid Pet in Our Stupid Pet Contest! - TheStranger.com
Enter Your Beloved Stupid Pet in Our Stupid Pet Contest!  TheStranger.com

Fix West Texas makes big impact on pet overpopulation - NewsWest9.com
Fix West Texas makes big impact on pet overpopulation  NewsWest9.com

10-Year-Old Recovering After Family Pet Latches Onto Her Arm And Won’t Let Go - CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
10-Year-Old Recovering After Family Pet Latches Onto Her Arm And Won’t Let Go  CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

Plumas Bank provides venue for pet adoption - Plumas County Newspapers
Plumas Bank provides venue for pet adoption  Plumas County Newspapers

Working For You Animal rescue group connecting pet owners with resources Megan Sanctorum 8:51 PM - WRTV Indianapolis
Working For You Animal rescue group connecting pet owners with resources Megan Sanctorum 8:51 PM  WRTV Indianapolis

Pet of the Week: Meet Blueberry - KGBT-TV
Pet of the Week: Meet Blueberry  KGBT-TV

Premier Pet Supply offers special promotion - WDIV ClickOnDetroit
Premier Pet Supply offers special promotion  WDIV ClickOnDetroit

15 reasons why having a pet is good for you and your family - msnNOW
15 reasons why having a pet is good for you and your family  msnNOW

‘Leap Out of the Shelter’ pet adoption event set - Albuquerque Journal
‘Leap Out of the Shelter’ pet adoption event set  Albuquerque Journal

Five pets die in Salmon Creek house fire - KOIN.com
Five pets die in Salmon Creek house fire  KOIN.com

Sonoma County house fire displaces couple, kills pet bird - Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Sonoma County house fire displaces couple, kills pet bird  Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Fecal excretion of PFAS by pets - Science Daily
Fecal excretion of PFAS by pets  Science Daily

Local Rescues Are Ready For "National Pet Adoption Weekend" - WCJB
Local Rescues Are Ready For "National Pet Adoption Weekend"  WCJB

Animal health vet Juergen Horn makes new antibody play for pets, raking $15M in Series A haul - Endpoints News
Animal health vet Juergen Horn makes new antibody play for pets, raking $15M in Series A haul  Endpoints News

Pampered pets: From acupuncture to specialty diets, how Americans shell out billions a year on their 4-legged - WFTV Orlando
Pampered pets: From acupuncture to specialty diets, how Americans shell out billions a year on their 4-legged  WFTV Orlando

Colorado lawmakers consider landmark animal rights bill banning shelters from euthanizing pets over lack of space - FOX 31 Denver
Colorado lawmakers consider landmark animal rights bill banning shelters from euthanizing pets over lack of space  FOX 31 Denver

February 26 Pet of the Week: Mika - FOX21News.com
February 26 Pet of the Week: Mika  FOX21News.com

Pet owners tell 5 On Your Side they didn't know about potential complications from flea, tick medications - WRAL.com
Pet owners tell 5 On Your Side they didn't know about potential complications from flea, tick medications  WRAL.com

Pet(s) of the... - Journal of the San Juan Islands
Pet(s) of the...  Journal of the San Juan Islands

Noon Pet Of The Week: Lion - WXII12 Winston-Salem
Noon Pet Of The Week: Lion  WXII12 Winston-Salem

Battle Creek Police: Too many are ignoring or unaware pet license law - WWMT-TV
Battle Creek Police: Too many are ignoring or unaware pet license law  WWMT-TV

Outbreak sparks panic buying for pet products - Asia Times
Outbreak sparks panic buying for pet products  Asia Times

PLDPaws Pet of the Week: Howard | Lifestyle - The Delaware County Daily Times
PLDPaws Pet of the Week: Howard | Lifestyle  The Delaware County Daily Times

Trademark, Animal Cruelty Concerns Stoked By Chantilly Pet Store - Fairfax City, VA Patch
Trademark, Animal Cruelty Concerns Stoked By Chantilly Pet Store  Fairfax City, VA Patch

No More Doggies in the Window? N.Y. May Ban Retail Pet Sales - The New York Times
No More Doggies in the Window? N.Y. May Ban Retail Pet Sales  The New York Times

Paisley is KLBK’s Pet of the Day! - KLBK | KAMC | EverythingLubbock.com
Paisley is KLBK’s Pet of the Day!  KLBK | KAMC | EverythingLubbock.com

'It's not acceptable with us': Owner of Spokane Valley pet hotel responds to viral video - KXLY Spokane
'It's not acceptable with us': Owner of Spokane Valley pet hotel responds to viral video  KXLY Spokane

Clarksville area Pets of the Week for February 26th, 2020 - Clarksville Online
Clarksville area Pets of the Week for February 26th, 2020  Clarksville Online

'Who's a Good Beer?' Ohio brewery launching new cans with adoptable pets - WKRC TV Cincinnati
'Who's a Good Beer?' Ohio brewery launching new cans with adoptable pets  WKRC TV Cincinnati

akron pet suppliesThe Animal Rescue Site needs your clicks to help support their endeavors
 visiting just one sponsor per day feeds an animal for one day. Thank you!

Get on board the TrafficTrain Click Here for Free Traffic! Get Your site listed in 2 Mins! visit and join each ad offer to include your ad on the TrafficTrain

Surplus Overstock and used PET SUPPLIES

university of akron university housing available

 

Find used office equipment in Ohio at www.OfficeJax.Has.It

Find the best fleamarkets at www.FleaMarketWorld.Has.It

www.Akron.Has.It

Find electric powered vehicles at www.NoGas.Drives.It

Akron City directory

Anonymous and Confidential U.S. Mail Drops - No ID Required reship worldwide

Katrina's pet sitting and house sitting services Akron Ohio

Free Automatic Link Exchange

Flea Market World

Find homes for rent
in Akron Ohio
www.homes4rent.has.it

Closeouts
www.close-outs.info

 

Northwest Veterinary Practice Tallmadge, Ohio

 

 

officejax surplus office furniture outlet Akron, ohio

[Back to Top]

 

Click here to
OfficeJax free ad space available here

auction news and listings for Akron, Ohio

Akron crafts and hobby news center

Akron currency trading

Akron Ohio pet news

The Akron blogging news center

Akron Ohio web site design news

Akron Mortgaging and refinancing

Advertising and promotions Akron, Ohio

 

HOME | SITE MAP
© 2012 - 2020 All Rights Reserved

Improve your web site pagerank
 automaticaly with HitsSurfer

free pagerank checker and seo evaluation tools 

akron ohio pet supply pet store littlest pet shop pet store supply pet shop adoption pet insurance pet grooming pet pet virtual pet services pet shop groomers pet care pet medication pet adopt pet food pet product cemetery pet sale health pet animal pet bed pet carrier pet name pet door pet nutrition pet wonder general pet memorial pet scan boarding grooming pet teacher pet plus supply gate pet friendly hotel pet exotic pet medicine pet discount pet sound pet tag dog pet supply wholesale pet hotel pet rescue bird pet sitter pet boarding pet online pet store boarding pet sitting pet care salt water aquariums fresh water aquariums pet health pet meds pet classifieds pet id pet tag dog free pet puppy pet loss pet related services animal pet rabbit pet turtle pet sex little pet shop exotic pet store dubai pet travel pet place own pet services sitting flea dip pet pharmacy food natural pet products pet training pet shelter pet finder animals pet rat clothes pet pet stroller pet shampoos health insurance pet fish pet lost pet grooming mobile pet banfield hospital pet hospitals free pet stuff pet finder pet supermarket pets allowed pet kennel pet contest pet photo free pet online pet edge pet grooming pet cat pet holistic veterinarian pet care for your pet sitting eye nose ears pet finder dog clothing Westminster dog show online pet store dog eating feces? bad dog behavior problems? puppies for sale Westminster kennel dog itchy itchyitchydog baghdad dog insider dog training tips remedies report reviews recommended procedures