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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-04-2007, 08:58 AM Thread Starter
 
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What can I use that will keep a cat off furniture? I dont want anything harmful and also something that will not stain the furniture. I thought that I heard somewhere that either cinnamon or maybe even pepper. Not sure though
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-04-2007, 09:17 AM
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Someone said they don't like citrus.
They have those tape strips too. But i'm not sure how big of an area we are talking about.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-05-2007, 01:33 AM
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You can also use tinfoil, water bottle or shake pennies in a can, these are the suggestions I've heard.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-05-2007, 01:48 PM
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Harry - you're willing to sprinkle cinnamon or pepper on your furniture, but you don't want your cats on there?
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-05-2007, 06:07 PM Thread Starter
 
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i have one piece of furniture that Willie and Buddy both like to sharpen their claws on, would like to keep them off if it. I have plenty of other places that is ok for them to scratch.
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Ah. So it's a scratching problem, not a cats on furniture problem. You can combine deterrence with redirection. Put something on the furniture to prevent them from scratching it (this is temporary) and put their favorite scratching posts right next to the spots they scratch. Redirect them to their posts. You can rub some catnip on the posts to help. Gradually move the posts away. If this works to get them away from the piece of furniture, then you can remove the deterrents from the furniture.

In addition to the tinfoil mentioned above, other deterrents you can use are Sticky Paws (double sided tape works) and reversed carpet runner (ie points out.) You might also try citrus-scented Febreze upholstery deodorizer. This might work for cats that can't stand citrus scent. But it's not as reliable or effective as physical deterrents.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-05-2007, 07:26 PM
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Clear contact paper over the areas they like to scratch also works, but check it in a non-obtrusive area first to make sure the adhesive doesn't do any damage.


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