A Lot of Scratching After Litter Box
Why does my cat scratch a lot of hard surfaces after using the litter box?
After using the little box, my cat scratches a lot--mainly on hard surfaces. She scratches the top edge of the plastic litter box; and she scratches a plastic garbage pail and a metal file cabinet that are near the litterbox. Her scratching pole is also nearby, but she doesn't scratch that after litter time (she does scratch that at other times.) If there is a bag or newspaper nearby, or under the box, she'll scratch that and shred it up.)
She scratches these things for quite a long while after going.
Is she cleaning her paws?
Would she like some kind of rug or towel, or something that would make a better wiping surface?