Cats Scratching Furniture

Discussion in 'Pets' started by theredbow, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. theredbow

    theredbow New Member

    hey, ive just recently got Sparkles (my cat :lick:).
    and i was wondering, is there something i can do to stop him from scratching/sharpening his claws on the sofa?
    i really dont want to resort to yelling at him or spanking him.
    i bought him a scratching post...but he doesnt use it at all :confused:

    any suggestions?
    thanks a bunch!

    - the red bow

  2. PretzelCorps

    PretzelCorps Registered Member

    I always grab my cat every time he scratches where he isn't supposed to and put him on the post; he usually gets the idea. Spray bottles are always a popular alternative, too.
  3. Jeanie

    Jeanie still nobody's bitch V.I.P. Lifetime

    get some catnip and rub the scratching post with it. very generously.

    spanking and yelling at a cat will get you nowhere.
  4. theredbow

    theredbow New Member

    thanks guy! i think i 'll try catnip :D
  5. Shikimi_Farkash

    Shikimi_Farkash Registered Member

    my aunt has the same problem with her cat.
  6. Impact

    Impact Registered Member V.I.P. Lifetime

    What pretzel and Jeanie said, but also there is a spray that you can get from pet shops to spray on your furniture that cats don't like the smell of, so tend to stay away from it.

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