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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-29-2004, 02:12 PM Thread Starter
 
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How to get her Scratching Post Groove back?

My girl Pfeffa has stopped using the scratching posts in the house.

I'm not sure why she's not scratching anymore—it could be related to the bane of her existence, Boba (the new-ish cat), who pretty much has "control" of all the scratching posts, but whatever the cause, I think it has led to a build up on her claws - the claw sheaths aren't being shed as they would be if she was scratching, so her claws are pretty thick. The vet wasn't concerned about it, but I am.

Does anyone have any good tricks or suggestions on how to encourage my girl to get back to scratching? Could a new scratching post help?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-29-2004, 05:53 PM
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Re: How to get her Scratching Post Groove back?

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I'm not sure why she's not scratching anymore—it could be related to the bane of her existence, Boba (the new-ish cat), who pretty much has "control" of all the scratching posts
I think you hit the nail right on the head, there. I had finally discovered Rocket preferred a cardboard scratcher and he was starting to use it when I adopted my third cat, Tommy, and it turned out Tommy like the cardboard scratcher, too, and he sort of took over it and Rocket didn't like sharing it with him, so he's back to scratching the carpet again.

About the only thing I can suggest is trying another scratcher. Sorry, but you probably have to blow a few $$ to find one that only the one cats likes and not the other.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-30-2004, 04:35 PM
 
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Ours like the cardboard scratcher. We put some cat nip on it and play with them with it. That's the only thing that helped us.
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