Ale28752808
Ale28752808
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Asked on Oct 23, 2017

How to keep cat from scratching sofa

SharonBijousBarbara Baldwin
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She doesn't use scratching post, and my son refuses to declaw her.

9 answers
  • Johnavallance82
    on Oct 23, 2017

    Fix UPVC Angle to Sofa. or Ban the Cat .............
  • Holly Kinchlea-Brown
    on Oct 23, 2017

    THere are plastic tips that you can purchase for her claws...they go on like little sleeves and last for a month or two...
  • Bijous
    on Oct 23, 2017

    1. Her claws need to be clipped on a regular basis.
    2. Use double stick tape on the areas where she likes to scratch.
    3. Put her scratch post right where she's scratching and put her paws on the post. Some cats need to be taught to scratch the post.
    4. Use a water pistol each time she ignores the post and starts for the couch.
    • Ale28752808
      on Oct 23, 2017

      She has scratched all 4 corners of sofa. Trashed sofa, ordered a new one... also tried the double sticky tape .
      when new sofa comes, got to try something new. She is 14 yrs old, don't think she is going to change.
  • Judy
    on Oct 23, 2017

    There is a type of clear plastic material you can affix to your couch with upholstery pins. Cats hate the feel of it.

  • Judy
    on Oct 23, 2017

    AMAZON: Set Of 2 Cat Couch Plastic Protectors By Easyology Pets: Extra Durable Vinyl Scratch Guards With Pins-Maximum Nearly-Invisible Protection For Your Furniture With Easy Installation
  • Barbara Baldwin
    on Oct 23, 2017

    Kudos to your son!😠😠
  • Bijous
    on Oct 23, 2017

    Put scratching posts at all 4 corners. And use a water gun. And clip her nails. Cats are not stupid. If they know they can get away with something they will no matter what the age. Just because she's 14 is no excuse for allowing bad behavior.
  • Sharon
    on Nov 1, 2017

    I put clear contact paper on new sofa on corners where cat liked to scratch. It broker her of the habit. I used quilting pins to hold in place.
  • Sharon
    on Nov 1, 2017

    PS I cut my cats nails with nail clippers. Declawing would be like cutting off the tips of your fingers, very painful and leads to all kinds of complications for cats.
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