Cat Scratching

Cat scratching

Cats scratch for a variety of reasons, including to remove the dead outer layer of their claws, to mark their territory, to stretch their muscles.

How pet food can help

Pet food can help reduce cat scratching by providing the nutrients your cat needs for healthy skin and coat.

Look for a food with

Taurine is an amino acid that is essential for cats and can help reduce scratching.

Avoid foods

Artificial flavors and colors can irritate your cat's skin and make them more likely to scratch.

Consider a limited-ingredient

A limited-ingredient diet is a good option for cats with allergies, as it contains only a few ingredients that are less likely to trigger an allergic reaction.

Talk to your veterinarian

If your cat is scratching excessively, it is important to talk to your veterinarian to rule out any underlying medical conditions.

Provide your cat

Providing your cat with scratching posts can help them to redirect their scratching behavior and prevent them from scratching your furniture.

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