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Cat won't stop scratching wood furniture

I just moved from my house to an apartment with a roommate. At the house, my parents allowed their cats to scratch door frames/wooden furniture, and now my 3 yr old male loves scratching wood. He's getting better about the door frames, but my real concern is the kitchen table--it's my roommate's, and if he scratches that, she'll flip.

I've tried No-Scratch spray, trimming his claws, and lemon-scented furniture polish, and I'm not sure how much that helps. He only does it when my roommate is watching (trying to show off?), & we have squirt bottles, but that doesn't deter him from trying. I have scratch posts at either end of the apt (it's not that big), but I'm pretty sure I shouldn't move the one b.c he's used to it being where it is? I don't know; is there anything else I can try?

De-clawing is a no-go (I love him dearly), & roommate won't allow anything on her table that will ruin finish (double-sided adhesive). For now it's wrapped in tinfoil, but is there anything else?


Asked by Member 1148346 on Jan 5th 2013 Tagged scratching, furniture, woodfurniture, training, adultcat in Scratching
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Cleopatra

Try double stick tape. It will not hurt him but he will not like the way it feels on his paws.


Cleopatra answered on 1/6/13. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer