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    How to Stop a Cat from Scratching the Carpet | Kitten Ads

    Articlegeneral cat adviceThursday 07 April 2011
    Cat scratching is an essential part of a cat’s daily routine. Cats enjoy grooming their claws and stretching the muscles in their back. Scratching the carpet is a brilliant way of marking their territory, keeping their claws in shape and having a good stretch all in one go. Cats love to scratch the carpet near to the entrance of a room or on the stairs. If your cat’s scratching is getting irritating and is ruining your carpet then this article should help you with a few ideas on how to stop it.

    How to Stop a Cat Scratching Furniture and Carpet

    • Buy a scratching pad which is elevated at one end. By having a scratching pad that is raised it will give your cat an excellent stretch. If your cat scratches the carpet on the stairs then you should put the scratching pad next to the bottom step and sprinkle it with catnip.

    • If your cat scratches vertically and targets furniture then you can mount a scratching pad on the wall and rub it with catnip. This will be more satisfying than the stairs.

    • Attach some extra carpet on top of the step your cat likes to scratch.

    • Another deterrent is covering your stairs in bubble wrap the sound of the cat’s claws popping the bubbles will startle the cat and stop him scratching.

    • You could also put double sided sticky tape on the step that your cat scratches most as he won’t like the sticky feeling on his paws.

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