Why do cats scratch?

Why do cats scratch?
Before you can teach your cat not to scratch the couch (or other furniture), you have to understand why it does it in the first place. Cats scratch things for several reasons, including:
1. To stretch. Stretching provides valuable exercise and stretching for the muscles and tendons in a cat’s body, from the toes to the neck and shoulders.
2. To mark the territory. The legs of a cat contain aromatic glands and scratches release smells that mark its territory. It is important fohttp://posslive.com/category/cat-scratch/r feline social structures to use this method of communication. Even if you only have one cat in your family, you will feel the need to convey information in this way.
3. To keep the claws healthy. The scratch helps a cat to periodically discard the outer part of the nails according to need, to keep the claw healthy.
4. Feel good. Scratching is simply great for cats. Relieves stress and decreases the possibility of the cat developing other undesirable behaviors.