Cats, a sectional couch and me

posted 3 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Not sure about covers but they make these caps for cat claws. My fiance used them before, when he found out the cat was too big for declawing.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Could you try to put multiple types of cat scratchers near the couch? Like corrugate cardboard, sisal rope, and carpet. Then rub catnip all over those and hope, that in addition to clipping claws, those will distract the kitties from the couch? Also, hiss and spray with water (or if you don’t like the water method just hiss to stop them and then move them away).

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

We bought a scratching post the same day we brought our cats home, and they’ve only ever scratched it – we’ve never had a problem with them and the furniture.  I think providing at least one, and probably 2, scratching posts would be a good idea.  We got one with the rough sisal-type rope.  We didn’t want anything with carpet on it because we didn’t want our cats to think that carpet was an OK surface to scratch.

You can also use citrus spray to deter cats from things you want them to leave alone.  One issue I can think of is that it might stain fabric furniture, though.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

http://www.softclaws.com/index.php?pet=cat

They work amazingly on our cat. Not easy to put on, but worth the effort. Totally painless as long as you go slow, take care and don’t get any hair stuck in the glue.

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