Simplest Ways to Stop Cats from Scratching Furniture
Cats come with the natural instinct to leave their scent over the objects within the range of their territory. This marking is okay for outdoor cats but not okay for indoor cats. Many people, specially those who are bit touchy about their house interior, do not want to have cats due to this very reason. Even having the scratch posts don’t work all the time. Cats are extremely hard to train because of their independent attitude. One could not be 100% successful in teaching his/her cat about using only “cat scratching post”.
What are the simplest ways to stop cats from scratching furniture?
De-clawing is NOT AN OPTION AT ALL
Thankfully today we have people who could understand the inhumanity in the act of declawing their pet cats. Even the responsible veterinary doctors do not agree to undergo this procedure. Still, there is a big need to spread the message about keeping cats safe from “declawing”. It is indeed a huge crime and it should be punishable.
The Right Options
Science has helped a lot by introducing such products which really make it possible for people to save their household items and upholstery furniture from cat claws.
The important items in this regard include:
A cover attached to the outer area of cat’s nail with help of glue so that cat’s nail is entirely covered. This soft paw is hollow from inside and it lets the cat retract her nail completely but within the cover. The benefit of soft claws or soft paws is that the pet cat would not be able to scratch the human, other pet or any other object.
Sticky Paws Adhesive Sheets
This is applied to the area which is under attack by cat and its sticky surface would be a huge turn off for a cat afterwards. The sticky surface is not suitable for cat’s paws and cat would automatically stop coming near that place with the idea of scratching it.
These sprays include scent that keeps cats far far away.
The Easiest Way of All
Use a transparent tape (scotch tape) to cover the affected area. It is cheapest way of all. In case the tape comes down after few weeks, simply reapply the new one. For people who do not wish to spend on any anti-scratching products could adopt this easy method.
In order to limit cat from scratching furniture, keep cat into a room that does not have designer furniture or expensive items.
At least keep one cat scratching post in the house when you limit cat from all other furnishings because cats need to scratch. It is something inbuilt and could not be changed. In order to be a responsible cat owner, give your cat right to scratch the right object.