• Scratching

    • Calming Collars
    •  Sergeants Stop That!™ Behavior Correction Spray

    Scratching is a natural, healthy activity for both dogs and cats. They do so for many reasons and in an appropriate environment (such as on a scratching post or ”nesting” in their bed), it is harmless. However, if your pet scratches out of frustration, stress or nervousness, it can become destructive. In some cases, it can result in surrender of the pet to a shelter or humane society.

    That’s why it’s important to help your cat or dog find appropriate ways and places to scratch. So they’re able to satisfy their natural instinct, without causing damage to your home.

    Pheromone Technology

    Regular use of a Sergeant’s Vetscription Calming Collar (dog, cat) can reduce the stress enough to diminish the behavior.

    Sergeant’s Vetscription PetSTOP! Behavior Correction Spray (dog, cat) will redirect your pet to stop inappropriate scratching.

    Training Tips

    Teaching your cat or dog to avoid areas and objects that are off limits to scratching requires behavior modification. But your efforts will be well worth the work you put in with your pet.

    • When you see a cat or dog scratching, interrupt with a sudden, loud noise or use a squirt gun. When the behavior stops, praise the animal.
    • See what your pets like to scratch and when. Then give them opportunities to satisfy their urge on items you introduce specifically for that purpose.
    • To help them make the transition, put the acceptable scratching item in front of the off-limit object. Then move it further and further away until it is in its permanent location.
    • Prevent access to off-limit items or areas — either by removing them or by closing off access to certain rooms.
    • Make desirable scratching locations unattractive by using double-sided tape, strong scents like deodorant soaps or mentholated rubs.