Have Cats – Protect Your Furniture From Scratch
If you are a cat lover like me , you need to identify out how to protect your furniture from your cat’s scratching. Scratching is natural for catsd so you would want them to continue. The problem then becomes how to get them to scratch where you want them to . Here are four tips on protecting your furniture .
1. Put foil on the ends of your furniture, like aluminum . Cats do not like to scratch on material like this.
2. Locate double sided tape on your furniture. Cats do not like this either .
3. Use a can filled with marbles . When your cat starts to scratch where you do not want him or her to, shake the can loudly. This will scare them away from your furniture. Soon they will associate the scratching with the loud noise and stop scratching there.
4. Provide a scratch pad. If you provide an attraction to the pad, like a toy or some cat nip, they will use the pad instead of your furniture. Cat nip works the best as an attraction .
These are just four methods of stopping your feline friend from scratching where you do not want them to. Do not declaw your cat, it is inhumane and in some countries illegal . That robs your cat of their natural instincts , is very painful for them and may affect their personality.
If you have some other methods to stop your cat from scratching, please provide it in the commentary section of this article. I would love to hear of different methods to stop cats from scratching.
I used all four of these methods to stop our cats from scratching our furniture, and they worked effectively . Now I just have the Emery Pad which is very effective and do not have to do the first three items I listed. I also stopped hair balls by using a hair brush called furminator.