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Cat Lovers Rejoice--Texas Tech Close to Solving 'Cat Scratch Problem'

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July 17, 2015

Ticket 760 - Researchers at Texas Tech University are working on a breakthrough that can't come soon enough for cat lovers---how can you stop your kitty from scratching your furniture?

News Radio 1200 WOAI reports that Dr. John McGlone, who is a professor of animal behavior at Texas Tech University, says the conventional wisdom that cats scratch furniture to stretch out their claws is untrue.  He says cats scratch furniture to leave behind their pheromones, just like when boy dogs lift their leg on a tree.

Read the story here.