Need a home remedy to stop your cats from scratching your furniture? Give one of these options a try and it might just save your furniture.
Give Double-sided tape a try
Cats are naturally averse to sticky surfaces, and double-sided tape is an easy and effective way to prevent them from scratching furniture. Place strips of double-sided tape on the areas where your cat likes to scratch, and they will avoid it.
Cats hate Aluminum foil
Cats also dislike the sound and feel of aluminum foil. Place sheets of aluminum foil on the areas where your cat likes to scratch, and they will avoid it. Be sure to remove the aluminum foil once your cat has learned to avoid the area.
Try a Citrus scent
Cats dislike the smell of citrus, so you can use citrus-scented cleaners or sprays to discourage them from scratching furniture. You can also place citrus-scented cotton balls or peels around the areas where your cat likes to scratch. You can give this homemade citrus spray for cats a try!
Vinegar can do the trick too
Vinegar has a strong scent that cats don’t like. Try making a vinegar spray to stop cat scratching and spray the problem areas. They may decide they don’t want to be there anymore.
Bring on the Catnip!
After you’ve made the problem areas less attractive, try making the areas you want them to scratch more attractive! Catnip is a natural herb that cats love, and it can be used to redirect their scratching behavior. Rub some catnip on a scratching post or other appropriate scratching surface, and your cat will be more likely to use it instead of your furniture.
Give them regular nail trimmings
Regular nail trimming is essential to prevent cats from scratching furniture. Use a sharp and proper nail clipper, and trim your cat’s nails every two to three weeks.