Territory is everything to a cat. It is a place of comfort and security, as well as one to defend and protect. It is so important that a lot of a cat’s day is spent patrolling and surveilling their territory.
Toileting locations are a very important part of a cat’s environment. It seems pretty straightforward. Cats just naturally go in the litterbox once trained (usually by their mother)… don’t they?
To keep your household running smoothly, lets dig in to the basics of the humble litterbox.
Scratching & furniture destruction. It’s one of the top reasons cats are given up to shelters.
The good news is, to fix it, all you need is a little understanding and knowledge. Knowing what drives them to do it in the first place is the first step in stopping this behaviour in your home.
Whether you’re a new cat parent or you’ve lived with cats for years, you’re likely still trying to figure out how to keep them happy, safe and stimulated. Perhaps one of the biggest questions when you own a cat is whether you should let them outside?