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Help cat keeps clawing chairs dp wants her gone :(

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Lonelybunny Mon 14-Jan-13 11:54:49

She doesn't use a scratch post ! But loves clawing my leather chairs -brand new! I try and keep her out the dinning/lounge but with 3 children she sometimes finds a way in- she has done it again this morning and DP is going to go mad and likely tell me to find her another home sad

LunaticFringe Mon 14-Jan-13 11:58:31

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FireOverBabylon Mon 14-Jan-13 12:00:47

I think it's the leather. My sister's mate spent a fortune on a new leather suite and their cat did the same. Have a look og Google for suggestions from other owners but basically it's a "cat wants to do this, you have to disuade her" type thing.

Lonecatwithkitten Mon 14-Jan-13 12:02:31

Clawing furniture is a method of territory marking it. Spray the piece of furniture with Feliway can really help with this as the Feliway makes it smell like it belongs to your cat.

poozlepants Mon 14-Jan-13 12:06:09

Multiple cat scratching posts covered in feliway or catnip. One in every room. Wedid this when we acquired a scratchy cat and none of our cats have ever scratched the furniture. They go straight to the scratching post in the room. If you watch out you can get them cheap in Lidl and Aldi. It loos a bit mental to have scratching posts everywhere but it works.

Lonelybunny Mon 14-Jan-13 12:18:47

I've just seen on Internet soft paws - like plastic claw covers ? Anyone tried these ? Yes it's leather sad

issey6cats Mon 14-Jan-13 18:43:31

i have a leather suite and what i did was put olive oil and lemon juice on a cloth and wiped the furniture over with it and mine have never clawed the sofa or the chairs as cats dont like lemon and seems to have worked not just cos it is leather because they shredded the fabric one i had before getting this one

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 14-Jan-13 18:57:39

I use the feliway spray on things I don't want the cat to scratch or wee on.

If its stress causing the scratching then shouting at her makes it worse, she'll get more stressed and insecure and scratch more.

Fit a small bolt on the top edge of the door.

VeganCow Mon 14-Jan-13 19:11:18

Dont get soft claws they are cruel.

Lonelybunny Mon 14-Jan-13 20:35:16

Oh are they ? Oh no I won't if they are cruel sad I will try the felloway but did try that before but didnt do anything :-/

Lonelybunny Mon 14-Jan-13 20:36:43

No I don't shout at her I kind if shop her away but I don't raise my voice , I'm just trying to keep her out the lounge for now

Paiviaso Tue 15-Jan-13 12:32:38

When I wanted my cats to stop scratching our wicker baskets I bought a really good scratching post and put it nearby. After a few days they never touched the baskets again. They did already have a post/tree downstairs but they weren't going to go all the way downstairs to scratch!

The post I bought was this one. You can get horiztonal scratching posts; you could try a mix.

Either way, attract the cat to the scratching posts with catnip or a toy. When they climbs it/claw it, give them a treat (some chicken or similar is fine if you don't want to buy any) and some fuss. Make the scratching post a very good place to be!

Fluffycloudland77 Wed 16-Jan-13 17:57:39

We put the post in our bedroom overnight because he won't walk the 12ft to use it in the mornings so he scratches the bed instead.

Active breeds can be very lazy when they want to be.

usualsuspect Wed 16-Jan-13 18:09:45

Try a cheap coir door mat, my cat loves to stratch mine.

usualsuspect Wed 16-Jan-13 18:09:58


usualsuspect Wed 16-Jan-13 18:10:32

scratch* FFS grin

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