Save your floor from your pet infographic by The Rug Seller
The inforgraphic (which is off the charts adorable and informative, by the way!) is dead on when it comes to keeping your cat from scratching her claws on woodwork – you have to…
- Give her an alternative… close by the spot where she’s fond of scratching. If she has several spots.. you’re going to need several scratching posts. My favorite ones to use are actually the cheapest. Have you ever seen the cardboard/catnip-treated ones in the pet aisle at your grocery store or department store? LOVE those! They’re cheap – so getting one for several different spots in the house is doable – and they can be easily replaced.
- Cover up the woodwork or areas she likes to scratch! Again the infographic lists several ideas – here’s the one I’ve had the most success with:
- SmartyKat Anti-Scratch Barrier Tape
This tape is a sanity (and woodwork!) saver. It couldn’t be easier to use – you simply put the tape over the area being scratched – be sure to start “high” enough because a cat usually stretches out to scratch on woodwork. You’ll want to order at least two – but here’s the cool thing, once I removed it from a few spots, Alexa completely forgot about them. SmartyKat also has a spray that acts as a deterrent, too. You can click the same link (above) to check out the spray. I’m not familiar with it, but if it’s as good as the tape, it’s a must have!