Scat Mat or Sssscat spray?

posted 3 years ago in Pets
  • poll: Scat Mat or Ssscat spray?
    Scat Mat is better : (2 votes)
    29 %
    I prefer the Ssscat spray : (3 votes)
    43 %
    Other (explain below) : (2 votes)
    29 %
  • Post # 3
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    254 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    Honeslty there are easier and cheeper solutions. I have been known to use double sided tape (the dont like the feel of it on their paws.) Just put it where he is doing that and replace it if it looses its stickyness. 

    I would not recomend you resorting to the scat mat. Anything involving minor shocks can have devestating effects if they malfunction. (No matter what they say its a risk you will be taking.) I personally do not thinks its worth risking your critters life for. 

    You may also want to try something to calm him. It sounds more to me like he is anxious and is having anxity being separated from you in which something like perhaps the comfort zone would work. 

    If those fail you can always talk to your vet, and perhaps get perscribed a kitty seditive to help him to relax at night. 

    Post # 4
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    502 posts
    Busy bee

    Typical cat!

    I would recommend Pet Naturals Calming treats. They’re totally natural, so it’s not like a prescription drug. They use colostrum which is a derivative from breast milk. It calms them down like nursing from their mother did, with no risk of overdose. Plus, every single cat I’ve heard of loves the taste! (work in the pet industry). If it give some 30 minutes before bed you should have a calm kitty all night 🙂

    (buttttt Ssscat is also AMAZINGLY effective. Just more terrifying for the cat. So I voted for it!)

    Post # 6
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    502 posts
    Busy bee

    Give to them individually! I used them for when my cat was yowling at night, and also for when I moved and they were feeling stressed. They’re the only treats my cats will grab and then run into a corner to eat as though they’re scared I’ll try to take them back, LOL.

    One of my cats only needs one to feel the effects, but the other one needs two. It takes a bit of experimenting, which is why the no overdose thing is so useful!

    Post # 7
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    975 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Sorry I don’t have any answers for you. 

    But I’m curious why the bedroom is off limits?  I’ve had cats more than 30 years and every single one of them was only happy if they could sleep on the bed (at least some of the time) while I was sleeping.  Since I was their human they wanted to sleep on my pillow next to my head (usually above my head) most often as I was falling asleep (to the point I had a hard time sleeping if I don’t have a snuggling cat).  Or if I was restless they would sleep on the far corner away from where ever I was.

    I always knew I should keep cats out of the bedroom cause I’m mildly allergic (had Maine Coons cause they affected me less), but I could never keep them out.  So I wonder if this is a reason for keeping them out?  The cat I have now I’m not at all allergic to at all, which is good because he’s a snuggle/head butt/in your face monster… if he were any other cat I’ve been around I couldn’t keep him cause he’s so in your face, but him I can bury my face in him and get nothing but a face full of fur lol.  I’d love to know what breed/combo he his but he’s just a mutt I got at a no kill shelter.

    Post # 9
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    254 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    Well I was saying the pills as a last resort, if you can find something else that works thats obviously better, but if all else fails you still will have an option. (general med giving pointer side tangent: if they like treats you can just wrap them meds in a treat or a pill pocket and you dont need to worry about focing down their throat.)

    Try other comforting things first like the treats someone else sugested, possibly comfort zone, and other products first.  

    Post # 10
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    177 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    SSSSCat is sanity in a can to me. Our cats scratch like crazy at our bedroom door. A few nights of getting sprayed with the canned air, and they won’t go near it. We don’t even need to turn it on anymore, just have it visible at the door. 

    Post # 11
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @Sweet_Tea:  I also have it for the same reasons…I have allergies, so our bedroom is off limits. We have tried letting them in, but then don’t get any sleep for them running and jumping all over the place.

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Obviously every cat is different but for mine we used a fan…. We aimed it out of the room and she hated it, she still hates the fan to this day blowing on her. 

     

    Post # 14
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    279 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I second the double sided tape. If you get the scotch brand stuff it shouldn’t peel paint. I’d test it on a spot first though. We ended up doing this for one of our cats to get him to stop pawing at our bedroom door. Doubles sided scotch tape with regular duck tape attached, sticky up. 

    Note: he then stopped pawing and just went to yeowling all night.

    We ended up adopting him out to one of our neighbors (he was a stray we had taken in 2 years before and had never fit in well with our zoo). Now we don’t hear him yelling all night! (but our neighbors say he still does.)

    Post # 15
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @Sweet_Tea:  That sucks, I was afraid that’s why you were keeping them out and makes perfect sense.  I was always too dumb for my own good and just woke up sniffling, snorting, hacking, wheezing, and coughing in the morning lol.  Since I had my first cat as a child and my mom also used scents I was allergic too groing up it just seemed normal.  Luckily this cat I have now doesn’t bother me at all.

    I hope you find something that works well!  I like the tape idea as long as your cat doesn’t like tape, my cat goes crazy and tries to eat it! 

    Post # 16
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    We use Scat Mats on our sofas and they work like a charm!  But boy do they give you quite the surprise when you forget they’re on and sit down on one!

    ETA:  We tryed using double sided tape and our cats just eat it!

     

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