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> > any tips on how to keep cats from scratching the sofa, chairs ect? mine
> > have been in this bad habit for awhile I dont want to use poisenous
> > chemicals.
> Put two-way sticky tape where the cat scratches. (It looks terrible, but
> frayed furniture looks worse.) You must redirect the cat to a scratching
> post every time and give it lots of praise and fussing while he is using
> the right place to scratch. If they like catnip, spread some on the post.
> If they've been doing it for a while, it will take a while to break the
> habit I'm afraid. Our cat used to scratch the stairs, and we had to put
> two-way tape on the edge of each step and it took a few months to cure him.
I've never heard of that method. I will try it. Thanks!