Just that really - I'm moving to a rental property in four weeks with my daughter and cats and I'm wondering if there's any way I can stop them scratching the carpets. They've scratched in my current house and ruined them, mainly on the stairs.
Is there something I can spray on the carpet to stop them?
Get the really heavy duty double sided tape from B&Q and put it anywhere you don't want them to scratch (ie - stair carpet). They hate stickiness on their paws. Once you've broken the habit, remove the tape (maybe after a few weeks). Also supply alternatives - if they like carpet scratching, get them a horizontal scratcher too - scratching is really important to cats so you can't eradicate it entirely, but you can redirect it.