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Old February 28th 08, 06:03 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
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Default Cat off the leather sofa

I am about to buy a new leather sofa and I don't want my cat to ruin
it by scratching it to pieces. I know that they sell some sprays for
this purpose. The problem is that I live in a studio apartment.
I do not want something that is so strong that my cat will be
uncomfortable in the apartment. I just want to keep him off a
particular piece of furniture. Can anyone recommend a product that is
effective, but not overly strong. Thank you
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Old February 28th 08, 06:32 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
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I am about to buy a new leather sofa and I don't want my cat to ruin
it by scratching it to pieces. I know that they sell some sprays for
this purpose. The problem is that I live in a studio apartment.
I do not want something that is so strong that my cat will be
uncomfortable in the apartment. I just want to keep him off a
particular piece of furniture. Can anyone recommend a product that is
effective, but not overly strong. Thank you


They don't work. Get your cat one of these:

http://www.cosmicpet.com/scratchers.htm

And other scratchers, to give them something they would rather scratch than
your couch. Forget about those short little posts--get one tall enough for
the cat to stand up and stretch in order to scratch, that is what they love
in a vertical scratcher.

Once I got good scratchers my cats never went near my furniture again.

Other things: trim your cat's claws every couple of weeks. It is not hard if
you have someone to help you. (One person rolls the kitty in a towel so no
biting or scratching can happen, the other trims.)

Put a throw over your couch when you are not there.

And last but not least: have you HAD a leather couch? They are expensive and
uncomfortable. Just my 2 cents.


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Old February 28th 08, 06:37 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
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Default Cat off the leather sofa

Hi, there is a product called sticky paws but I agreed with Cybercat that
scratching is a natural behaviour and posts that will take a cat's full
weight, and height at full stretch need to be provided. And if puss can have
an activity centre that offers height and hiding places that would be great.

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I am about to buy a new leather sofa and I don't want my cat to ruin
it by scratching it to pieces. I know that they sell some sprays for
this purpose. The problem is that I live in a studio apartment.
I do not want something that is so strong that my cat will be
uncomfortable in the apartment. I just want to keep him off a
particular piece of furniture. Can anyone recommend a product that is
effective, but not overly strong. Thank you


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Old February 29th 08, 04:33 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
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Thu, 28 Feb 2008 17:37:28 GMT from Catlover Medway via CatKB.com
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Hi, there is a product called sticky paws but I agreed with Cybercat that
scratching is a natural behaviour and posts that will take a cat's full
weight, and height at full stretch need to be provided.


AIUI, it's not about scratching the nails, it's about stretching and
exercising.

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Old February 29th 08, 06:06 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
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"Stan Brown" wrote in message
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Thu, 28 Feb 2008 17:37:28 GMT from Catlover Medway via CatKB.com
[email protected]:
Hi, there is a product called sticky paws but I agreed with Cybercat that
scratching is a natural behaviour and posts that will take a cat's full
weight, and height at full stretch need to be provided.


AIUI, it's not about scratching the nails, it's about stretching and
exercising.


Cats scratch to mark their territory. Scratching leaves visual
(scratchmarks) and scent cues (cats have scent glands in their paws).


 




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