They also make special clear “tapes” that you attach to certain parts of furnitures that deters scratching. You can get them on Amazon.
There are also all sorts of stylish scratching posts too. If you provide adequate scratching surfaces, it reduces the need for cats to scratch things.
That part. And to add to your point, I think people often don’t take into consideration how a cat’s claws are intrinsic to a cat’s sense of identity. Cats love to climb. They use their claws to mark territories. Their ability to hunt. Self-defense.
My friend adopted a cat who was previously...
yes, I’ve seen all these charts. I don’t know, they don’t seem to take into consideration if the cat is fluffy, or has looser skin. With Juliette, it isn’t just her pouch that sags, it’s her whole tummy and chest area. When she was 11 lbs, it was the same way. 🤷🏻♂️
Juli is 7 (turns 8 next month). I would say she’s more on the inactive side, she spends a lot of time napping and lounging lol. In warmer weather, we keep our back door open, so she’s able to hang in the enclosed little yard. She likes to walk the perimeter, maybe catch a bug.
When I adopted...
Wet food. Moisture. Hydration. This is the best time to get her used to eating a varied, WET, diet so that she develops a healthy eating habit and not have finicky eating issues. Cats are imprint feeders, what they eat during their kitten hood becomes their preferred food in their adulthood.
I’ve also made it a point to brush her daily, so that might have helped too. But I still see flakes. More on her spine area. She’s also on all wet food now, so maybe that has helped a little too? When I first adopted her years ago, her fur was greasy and the dandruff was worse.