I started Tyler with scratch pads (several) at a young age. Today, he uses them all the time. I will occasional add some catnip for him (he loves that). He is about 6 months old here (this is an old pic from an old cell phone). I always had a room set-up exclusively for him, his toys, blankets, etc. To me declawing a cat is cruel as it is a painful process and if by chance he were to ever get outside of the home he could not defend himself. So, scratch pads are the easy, economical answer to his need to sharpen his nails and save my home from destruction (including furniture). He has never damaged a thing! He is a very good boy kitty and I love him dearly.
Beautiful Day today!!! Hope your day was happy!
Cheryl “Cheffie Cooks” Wiser.