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Cat Scratching

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I have been a lurker for over a year now, and this is the first time I have ever posted here. I really enjoy reading everyone's comments and respect all the cat knowledgeable people here. I am hoping you can help me. I have 2 cats. A male black and white dsh (Talon) and a female gray tabby and white dsh (Bella). They are both about 1 1/2 years old. The problem is Talon. He loves to scratch the wooden door jams! It is driving me crazy! We live in a rent house and we are going to have to replace these, but I have got to get him to stop damaging them further! He has a big tree with plenty of places to scratch. I have tried trimming his claws, that does no good. I know he probably needs the soft paws, but I was hoping I could find another alternative before that. Please help!

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I'm sure you can find a long thread around here somewhere about scratching in general, but my friend recommended getting one of those triangle scratching posts (or any other "funner" looking posts) as the simple vertical one is rather dull to her cat.

*Shrugs* I have yet to try this, but it's worth a shot. My kitten also likes to scratch up some furniture but fortunately it's old furniture and not new, so I haven't spent too much time trying to alter her attention to the post. When I do though I'll pick her up right away when she starts scratching, put her down in front of the post, and place a treat on-top of it. I heard there is also some sort of spray that gives off an odour cats don't like? Not sure about this.
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