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How do you stop cat scratching sofa?

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Mummypig2020 Sat 25-Apr-20 09:20:25

Dcat is really really starting to annoy Dh.

She demands so much attention atm 😂 and won’t stop stretching on the sofa arm!! She has a huge scratching post. The sofa is ruined 😩😩

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Fluffycloudland77 Sat 25-Apr-20 10:03:40

What she scratch post like? We need to figure out what’s so attractive about the sofa!.

Onmyright Sat 25-Apr-20 10:24:01

Rub an orange peel on it anytime you eat an orange. Cats hate anything citrus smelling.

Mummypig2020 Sat 25-Apr-20 10:35:42

She loves the scratch post, and will use it loads.

I will try the orange! X

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Fluffycloudland77 Sat 25-Apr-20 10:56:21

Where is the scratch post?.

kimlo Sat 25-Apr-20 10:59:04

mine do it for attention. They will look you in the eyes as the are doing it. It's one cat more than the other.

They have a cat tree that they are perfectly happy to use, but theres nothing quiet like the 5 seconds of fun of doing it to the chair.

Mrsorganmorgan Sat 25-Apr-20 11:10:40

I bought my cat a lovely scratching post. When he saw it he looked at me as if to say "in your dreams".

He refused to use it (now in the attic) and would prefer to use the sofa and armchair as scratching posts.

tootsey Wed 29-Apr-20 16:11:51

Tinfoil. I had to put tinfoil around the corners of mine. They hate it.

Potterspotter Wed 29-Apr-20 16:14:20

Yes I bought this sticky plastic stuff on amazon - they hate sticky. The thing is, the tape looks unsightly in itself. The only solution we found is avoid fabrics that are nice to sink claws into...

TwistyHair Wed 29-Apr-20 16:15:53

Can’t stop him. He does in on purpose when we’re looking. Likes being told off or something. Cats are weird

Ludo19 Wed 29-Apr-20 16:17:49

A water pistol....a quick squirt when the cat isn't looking and that'll work too. Thats how you train kittens not to scratch furniture, climb curtains etc

Madcats Wed 29-Apr-20 19:08:43

My little lady is definitely miffed that we aren't giving her our undivided attention. This is her way of grabbing our attention because she reckons that she needs 24/7 attention now that we are all at home together.

Whatever it was I said we were going to buy to try upthread works temporarily, but just encourages her to nip round to another part of the sofa!

LynetteScavo Wed 29-Apr-20 19:17:49

I'm not sure what the answer is. My cat scratches the sofa when ever he wants even more food and we're not obliging.
Of course the answer would be not to feed him when he does it, but we're stupid and feed him to stop him scratching. The vet says he's overweight. hmm I might try tin foil.

loubert89 Mon 04-May-20 15:57:15

We tried a clear plastic cover from Amazon, they hate it and moved to an uncovered section of the sofa instead so we picked up a water bottle and gave him a small squirt whenever he did it, it was the only thing that seemed to work!

Ski37 Mon 04-May-20 22:48:07

I bought the clear plastic stuff from amazon, it’s like sticky back plastic and called ‘stickypaws’ or something. I put it on all of the corners of the the furniture he used to scratch. It worked brilliantly for a month until he realised he could bypass the horrible sticky stuff by jumping directly into me and scratching at the cushions instead. Bloody cats!

Mammatino Mon 04-May-20 22:52:54

Put mittens on him. I wish. Little sods. If you google anti cat scratch all sorts comes up, my two hate normal scratch posts but love those cardboard ones. They also love the carpet so we got some off cuts, they don’t like to scratch those but the kitten likes to roll himself up in them like cleopatra.

MashedSpud Mon 04-May-20 22:56:07

A horizontal scratch pad with a sprinkle of catnip.

Don’t use the suggestion of a water pistol, it’s cruel.

violetbunny Tue 05-May-20 07:42:49

Beats me. My sofa is a giant $4000 scratching post. blush

We tried some Feliway anti scratching stuff but it didn't make much difference. I also put a scratching post against the particular corner of the sofa they scratch, and the little bastards reach around the scratching post to scratch the sofa angry

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