Cats also need toys to keep them active and healthy, and prevent them from doing damage.
It’s a natural behaviour for cats to scratch – you won’t stop that, so you just have to give them an alternative.
Scratching posts are ideal, as well as cardboard scratching pads that can be sprinkled with catnip to draw their attention.
If the cat continues to claw the furniture or drapes, repellent sprays are a good solution to keep them away (there are also repellent sprays for dogs).
Cats get bored just as dogs do, and they love toys that move – it is part of their natural hunting instincts. Toys they can stalk, pounce or bat around are good choices. Having a variety of toys is also important to keep your cat interested.