(Closed) How to prevent this

posted 5 years ago in Pets
Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

start training her. Cats actually are trainable

Keep a spray bottle near the chairs and when you see her scratching, climbin. sleeping on them spray her.

Also wrap duct tape inside out around the legs she igravitates to. It wont harm her, but it wont be fun to scratch the stick and rubbery surface

And while you are training her I would place something over the chair cushions to make them not comfortable to lay on. Maybe a book on each chair? 

 

 

 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@star_dust:  Then lay a towel over the back while you are traininer her and wrap it with he inside out duck tape. Soon enough it will just not be an attractive place to scratch and climb and you can remove them and just “remind” him with the spray bottle when your home.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I trim my cats nails every 3-4 weeks.  I like to trim them when they start to get long, but before they turn into sharp daggers.  Neither of them like it, but I can manage by myself.

Both my cats use the scratching post and only the scratching post.  I like ones that have sisel rope around them, and you need to make sure it is tall enough for your cat to fully stretch out when using it.  When I first got my cats, I took their front paws and put them on the post to scratch while saying “good kitty”.  Not sure if it actually does anything, but neither of them scratch anything else.  You can also rub the post with cat nip to make it more enticing.

I tried to use those Soft Paws claw covers on my boy cat, because my apartment at the time only allowed declawed cats but said they would be ok with the covers.  I could get them on him but he just chewed and pulled at his feet until he got them off, so unless you start with your cat as a kitten wearing them I don’t think they would work.

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