Does any one have a way to stop a cat from scratching furniture? We just got a new living room set and he has already started to scratch it. We do have a large scratch post for the 2 cats. Please help before he ruins the new set.
By Donna from Ontario, Canada
Here is their scratch post we made them .. And our new furniture...
That's an EXCELLENT post! My cats would love something like that. We started making one for them last fall, but never finished. We got the big circular forms that they use when pouring concrete . . . I think it's like a heavy cardboard with a slight plastic coating . . . that was going to be a tube for them to lie/hide in. (We really should finish that project!)
I hope you find a good solution for the scratching. And I hope your cats enjoy their fresh catnip! We rescued our youngest cat last summer. Until a week or two ago he had only been exposed to dried catnip (which he enjoyed). But then I got a fresh plant and gave him a few leaves. Oh, MAN! He turned into a maniac (more than normal). It's quite entertaining. :-)
Let me know how it goes with the scratching . . . best of luck!
My cat liked to sharpen his claws on my new hooked rug. He hates the smell of my hand lotion so I put a little hand lotion on a kleenex and tucked it under the rug, He never touched it again. I understand cats do not like the smell of Avon Skin So Soft bath oil. Might be worth a try. Good luck. I have used the sticky tape too. It worked well.
Mrs. Story, We found the log down the back of our property and thought it would make a good scratch pole and place for maxx and charlie to play.. all recycled items.. I always wanted the round cylinders to make them a sleeping place..lol. :)
Try buying a bottle of catnip spray. It drew all 12 of my cats to our scratching post, now they are happy to scratch that more than the couch, when they stop I respray it with the catnip spray again and they all come back to the tower.
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