How to stop a cat from scratching wallpaper and furniture: effective methods

By Daniil PiskunJun 16, 2024 21:03 PMAnimals
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How to stop a cat from scratching wallpaper and furniture
How to stop a cat from scratching wallpaper and furniture. Source: www.battersea.org.uk

Many cat owners struggle with the fact that their pets spoil furniture and wallpaper. SSPDaily has figured out how to effectively manage cat behavior and protect your home from damage.

Use repellent sprays or tape

Consider using repellent sprays or double-sided tape on areas where your cat likes to scratch. These products are designed to make surfaces unattractive to pets. Be sure to choose products that are safe for both your cat and your home.

Trim nails regularly

Regular nail trimming will help reduce the damage they can cause by scratching. It also reduces the tendency for cats to scratch aggressively, protecting your walls and furniture. If you don't know how to trim your cat's nails, consult your veterinarian or a professional groomer.

Provide enough scratching surfaces

Cats have a natural instinct to scratch, so it's important to provide them with appropriate scratching surfaces. Sturdy and tall scratching posts or pads placed in strategically appropriate places can change their behavior.

Use distraction techniques

Cats can tear up wallpaper and furniture out of boredom, so one tip is to give them alternative activities to distract them. Interactive toys, scratching posts, and regular playtime can help redirect their energy away from destructive behavior.

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