How to disaccustom a cat to tear wallpaper, furniture, jump on walls and with pleasure move down them, leaving deep grooves on the surface? This is one of the main questions asked by beginners. Experienced cat owners eagerly share the secrets of "taming the obstinate" with their young brethren. Here are some of them.
Method 1: arrange a holiday in the house.
Whatever the temperament of the cats of the whole Earth, they have one thing in common - a dislike for loud sounds. Take advantage of this! Where your cat is sharpening its claws, hang a few multi-colored balloons. Scratching the wallpaper, it may inadvertently hurt one of them. The ball will burst, the cat will be frightened and will forget about its habit for a long time, and even forever.
If the animal uses the wall of your bedroom for sharpening the claws, it is better to remove the balls for the night.
Method 2: applaud.
If the cat retires behind the curtain and from there came a suspicious rustling, take urgent measures: clap your hands loudly. As an alternative measure, you can tap on the floor with a sneaker. The main thing is to try to catch the pet at the crime scene. If you are late, you are to blame for yourself: a reproachful look and an expression of offended innocence await you, but not repentance.
In addition to your own palms, you can use a homemade “rattle”: put a handful of buttons into a half-liter plastic bottle, twist the lid tightly and shake. The effect is guaranteed!
Method 3: water treatment.
Always keep a water dispenser on hand. So that it does not look strange, put a houseplant next to it — for example, aglaonema, like that of the famous killer Leon from the movie of the same name — and periodically spray it. As soon as you notice that your pet is headed for the wallpaper, spray it on it. Cats do not like this very much.
Method 4: aromatherapy.
Another way to keep the pussy away from freshly perekleennyh wallpaper - process them and everything around any aromatic means. Onions and garlic will not work: no matter what your mother-in-law says, a cat is not at all an evil force, and such funds do not act on it. Many even love this smell and will diligently lick the objects they have processed. Vinegar is simply ignored. Much more effective (and more pleasant for human noses) is the smell of citrus. Spray the wallpaper with a mixture of lemon and orange aromatic oils (or any other of your choice) or use only lemon. The cat will go around them in a wide arc.
Method 5: Change the wallpaper.
Unfortunately, wallpaper that would cause persistent disgust in cats does not yet exist. But there are those for which the claws of the cat is quite difficult to catch: it is a liquid wallpaper. They are completely smooth, and most cats do not like these surfaces. You can look at the hot stamping wallpaper. Cats do not favor them either. Only very carefully glue all the joints so that they do not lag behind the wall.
How to decorate the walls: advice from experienced cat owners
If your favorite pet brought the wallpaper in your apartment in complete disrepair, it's time to do repairs.
Try to paste over the walls with vinyl or glass cloth wallpaper. There is no full guarantee that the cat will not encroach on them, but then they are very easily washed with a sponge and laundry soap, they do not lose their appearance for a long time and are easily repainted.
Another option: finishing with decorative plaster, just choose a more accurate brand.
A good option would be a panel of plastic or chipboard. Cat's claws can not do them much harm. And if any of the plates and suffered, it is easy to replace it with a new one.
The most reliable is the facing of the walls with ceramic granite or artificial stone. It is not necessary to finish with these materials walls from floor to ceiling. Enough and half of this height. The main thing - the cat's paws will not leave a trace on them.
What to do if the cat is tearing furniture?
One of the biggest joys in a cat's life is to stretch its paws, having wrung a sofa heartily. If you have saved upholstered furniture from the times of the USSR, it is not so bad: you can change the upholstery yourself, for this you need only a piece of dense fabric of suitable size, scissors, a stapler and a pair of skilled hands. Some resourceful cat owners turn old chairs and sofas into real masterpieces, using crocheted motifs as upholstery. Such an exclusive very sorry to give at the mercy of fluffy prankster. What to say about expensive modern furniture!
Fortunately, weaning a cat to scratch furniture is not so difficult. It is only necessary to show ingenuity and perseverance.
To divert the cat's attention from the new sofa, offer him a scraper. This does not necessarily have to be a gaming complex with several levels, platforms of different sizes and a nest for sleeping. Perhaps your cat will like the usual board, upholstered with the same fabric as the sofa, or a column wrapped in sisal.
Encourage the cat to scratch the scraper. Praise him, pat him on the head and give something tasty as a reward.
To make the tool especially attractive, hang a few balls at different heights. Even an adult cat will like it, not to mention a little kitten. You can spray the cat's mint claw post or apply a few drops of valerian tincture.
Owners of cats whose pets very rarely cross the apartment threshold need to learn how to make them a manicure. This will not only prevent sharpening the claws of the furniture, but will also be useful for the cat itself.
Some animals almost never sharpen their claws, preferring to relieve tension in another way - for example, high-speed runs. But do not rush to envy their owners. The claws of these cats, growing back, are wrapped inwards, towards the fingertips, and without proper care can injure them, causing great pain.
If you have taken an adult cat, not accustomed to claw clipping, it is easier and safer to entrust this procedure to a professional. If you have a small kitten, it's time to teach him to groom.
There is another tool that is guaranteed to protect the furniture from the encroachments of the tail robber: anti-scratch. These are soft vinyl or silicone covers, worn on pre-trimmed and filed nails. Anti-scratches are convenient, completely safe and inexpensive. They come in a variety of colors that can satisfy the most demanding taste.
Double sided tape
For those who do not accept wearing a cat with anti-scratches and consider it cruel to cut its claws, there is another way to protect it: double-sided tape. Cats (like all living things, including humans) can not tolerate touching something sticky. It is especially unpleasant when you have to tear off the stuck wool - it also hurts! Therefore, once-or-another having fallen into an improvised trap, they quickly realize that it is dangerous to approach this thing, and leave it alone. There is a special tape "Sticky Paws", designed for this purpose, but you can use the usual double-sided tape. It is invisible on pieces of furniture, easily removed and leaves no traces.
How to wean a cat jump on the wall
There are frequent cases when a cat, ignoring all the other blessings of civilization, jumps on the walls to reach the switch or grab the owner by the hand. It looks funny and cute, but the wallpaper in those places where the cat's legs walked, eventually get dirty and decay.
If the cat does it in a strictly defined place, you can nail a homemade scraper here and the problem will be solved.
Make it easy. Take a strip of plywood or chipboard with a height from the floor to the switch or a little higher than the place to which the cat jumps, upholstered with carpet and fixedly fixed on the wall. You can take the same carpet that lies on the floor, or choose to match the wallpaper. So you will kill three birds with one stone: save on the claw, protect the wall from the cat's paws and bring great joy to your darling.
If the cat jumps on the walls all over the apartment, without depriving of attention the cabinets and mirrors, it will have to wean from this habit.
You can buy at the pet store or order a spray online that is designed to handle the places that cats are forbidden to mark. Spray the pieces of furniture and the walls that your pet is jumping on, and they will lose its appeal.
Attach where the cat jumps, bubble polyethylene, cut into strips. Being hooked by claws for such a surface, your pet will be very unhappy and will try to avoid contact with it.
Not bad, and the usual wide tape, secured with a sticky side out. Only it is necessary to watch all the time so that the strips do not come off and the cat does not get confused in them, otherwise they will not escape troubles.
And, finally, a universal way to distract a cat from any surfaces in the house: give him a piece of a tree trunk a meter and a half or two meters tall, or better to the ceiling. Beat it hard on the top and bottom, and let your pet climb it as much as he wants. Surprisingly, having the opportunity to sharpen claws about the material itself intended by nature, the animal will forget to think about expensive wallpaper and leather sofas!
In order to understand why the cat pulls wallpaper, you need to look at the animal. So the owner will understand how to wean her.
If the reason is psychological, then everything is simple. Wean kitten to tear wallpaper is not difficult. The owner needs to establish contact with his pet:
- Giving him more attention, praise, talk to him.
- Tactile contact is also very important. Many cats need to mumble on their master's lap. Thus, the pet will be able to calm down, get the missing attention, and the problem will go away by itself.
If the reason lies in the bad manners of an animal, then everything is more complicated. He has not yet developed his habits, and the owner acts as a mother cat. Sometimes it is enough to show the kitten once where and how to sharpen claws, the next time he does not make a mistake. An ill-mannered adult cat is unlikely to change its habits after the host’s first comment.
There is a very effective method that can wean the pet tear wallpaper:
- Method Yu. Kuklacheva. It consists in creating a homemade device from a plate and a glued piece of already familiar wallpaper, which the pet scratches with pleasure. The board is attached to the cat’s favorite place, then gradually shifts as far from it as possible. Thus, the owner is given the opportunity to regulate the location of the cat's claw.
If this method did not work, you should use more radical methods:
- Noise. Cats are very sensitive to a loud sound. They get scared. Next to the angle that the cat stripped off, it is necessary to put a jar with a trifle and thunder to it when trying to cheat an animal.
- Spray bottle. Cats are very afraid of water. If you spray it on a pet while trying to tear the wallpaper, it will soon cease to do it in an unknown place.
- Frightening smell. The smell of onions, citrus, vinegar unpleasant for the cat. But this method does not give an absolute result, because not every cat will scare off the sharp smell. All pets are different.
The favorite no longer attracts the corner with the wallpaper, but the physiological needs have not gone away and sharpen the claws is still necessary. Before the cat strips a new corner, you need to get a scratching point in time. These are ready-made, neat designs, they come in different sizes, shapes, different price categories.
It is recommended to observe the pet and choose the vertical or horizontal preferences of the animal in the issue of turning.
If the cat is trying to grind on the carpet, then it is worth buying a floor scraper (the average cost is 400 rubles), or it is better to get a scraper to the mat immediately
If attempts are always directed at something vertical, then it is worth choosing a hanging claw comb or as a bar (the average price is 700 rubles).
Kogtetochka in the form of a column can be a good trainer for the pet, as it contributes to the warm-up and strengthening of the muscles of the back and shoulders.
The ideal option would be to teach the cat to scratching in the form of a house or playing space. Thus, they will not only solve the main problem of turning, but also occupy their free time or sleep.
This will be extremely convenient, since cats most often tend to sharpen claws after sleep. The only drawback of such claws is their high cost (from 2000 rubles and above).
But how to attract the attention of a pet to a new claw? There are a number of rules:
- Tight fixation of the scraper. She should not fall, rattle, frighten the cat. Otherwise, he may no longer approach her.
- Accommodation near the favorite place. It is necessary to gradually move the scraper to a convenient location for the host.
- Impregnation of a new accessory with mint or valerian oil. Cats love this smell, they will definitely pay attention to a new piece of interior in the form of a claw.
If these tips did not lead to the desired result, then the spoiled corner can always be pushed back with furniture (if the interior allows). If not, then you need to choose how to stick it. Perfect decorative stone or tile.
How to make a scratching point and divert the cat from the wallpaper?
Material: Wood, cloth, twine, sisal, artificial materials, plastic pipes, natural twine winding, carpet (cardboard, fiberboard, corrugated cardboard, thin fabrics should not be used).
- Designs: With toys, with a hammock, with shelves, levels, transitional bridges, in the form of a tower.
- Shape: Ring, wave, horizontal on the floor, vertical, on both sides of the corner.
- Sizes: Dimensions from 50 cm to one meter.
The easiest way is a pole wrapped with a rope, preferably with natural string. Step-by-step instruction:
- Choose a stable base.
- For the post it is better to use a plastic pipe or wooden beam.
- The base must be connected to the pole with screws.
- Wind very tightly with a rope so that each turn fits snugly to the nearest ones. Every 5 cm grease the pipe with glue for strength.
- A lounger can be attached on top of the design.
What if the stubborn cat continues to scrape the wallpaper in a new place? In this case, the so-called napalechniki -anti-scratch. These are silicone caps that are put on the claws of a pet. The size, as a rule, is universal, they are suitable for both kittens for 1-2 months, and cats, cats up to 7 kg. They are sold in a package of 40 pieces, with a tube of glue. Antitsarapki keep about one and a half months, then descend together with the exfoliated layer of the nail plate.
Cat paws cost about 300 rubles. for 40 pcs.
Some owners resort to the surgical method, making the cats operation "soft paws." This method is very painful, often complications. Not every domestic cat will be able to accept the lack of claws. May well change his behavior for the worse.
We should not forget that aggression begets aggression. The use of screaming, physical strength in relation to the animal can only aggravate the situation and the cat out of spite will be stripping the wallpaper elsewhere. Pain causes stress, and it leads to damage to wallpaper and furniture. Cats feel great love and care. If you try to understand your pet, to establish contact, education will be held quickly and without attendant problems.
Since the claw turning process is vital for the feline family, the scraper should be in any home where the cat lives. Even if the cat grinds its claws on the street, the scratching post at home does not hurt just in case: the animal may get sick, the weather will be bad, the mood for a walk is not right, or you just want to wrestle something again.
This item - not entertainment, but a tool for hygiene. And you should teach your pet to it unobtrusively, gradually. And you need to start in the selection process: the cat should be like a scratching post. If he liked to scrape vinyl wallpaper, then the material of the scraper should look like wallpaper vinyl. To replace your favorite furniture, the scraper should be made of a material similar to the upholstery.
It is possible to attract a pet to this piece of interior with the help of smells: catnip is ideal in this case. But you should not use valerian - the smell of this plant acts on cats like a drug.
An alternative to the scraper is nail clipping. However, in some cases, saving furniture will not help: the instinct remains, just scratches will not be so deep and noticeable. Therefore, you should not give up the scraper, even if the cat is regularly “manicured”.
In order to less frequently carry out the procedure of cutting, many doctors offer special claws on the claws - anti-scratch. They are fixed with a special glue and do not require subsequent removal, as they fall off themselves.
Favorite toys have any pet, but cats need them more than others. Cats are hunters and must constantly be in good shape, and without regular "training" it is impossible. A game for cats - the same hunt. И если пушистым мышеловам не предоставили заменитель мыши, то они найдут его сами, а когда найдут, то уже не отпустят. Поэтому обеспечить домашнего любимца игрушками надо заранее – позже объяснить, что шуршащий бантик на ниточке лучше шуршащих обоев, будет сложнее.
Furniture and wall protection
Even if the cat is provided with everything necessary, it regularly visits the cat's beauty shop and often walks, the risk of finding a torn corner of the sofa still remains. Therefore, owners should make a compromise and acquire hard-to-peel furniture: from thick leather or imitation leather, hard woods, durable plastic, metal.
This does not mean that for the sake of a cat it is necessary to urgently change furniture sets and do repairs, tearing off wallpaper for painting or siding. It is enough to secure only those areas where the cat's paws reach out: to decorate corners of furniture and walls with durable materials.
Sometimes no methods of persuasion help. In this case, it is worth remembering that the feline family has an excellent sense of smell. They have both likes and dislikes among the scents that can be used to wean the cat to tear wallpaper.
Cats do not like the smell of citrus and coffee, lavender, cinnamon, garlic and pepper, as well as a solution of vinegar. It is enough to spray a water solution with one of these smells in the corner chosen by the cat, and the cat will avoid this place for a long time - and will gradually wean it. But, making the solution yourself, one must remember that the smell of cats is many times sharper than that of a person: do not make a strongly smelling mixture - the cat even teaches that it is impossible to smell a person.
Among the reasons for the removal of furniture and walls is often found mention of bad manners. This concept in relation to a cat tribe is not entirely appropriate. There are no rude cats, there are dull owners. A normal healthy cat will understand everything perfectly, if it is clearly explained to him: do not shout or spank, but let you gently understand that this place cannot be touched. The simplest method of persuasion is a spray with plain water. At that moment, when the caudate pest is about to strip the corner of the sofa, it is enough to splash water on it. Cats quickly learn causal relationships and remember that peeling off a particular corner of the sofa always ends with a wet face.
Important! Physical methods of persuasion (slaps, screams, poking face) will lead to the opposite result. A clever animal will simply spoil furniture and walls when the owner does not see it.
Causes of property damage
Of course, the malicious actions of fluffy fidget by stripping the walls from the walls and turning the easy chair into tatters do not have a purposeful nature to spoil the property. The animal does not understand the value of the new expensive upholstered furniture and, moreover, does not know about the sums spent on repairing the home. The cause of the material damage is quite understandable physiological.
In the wild, cats have the unobstructed ability to sharpen their claws on a tree trunk. This manipulation is necessary for the animal to maintain the cat manicure in combat readiness. Sharp claws protect a furry animal both from numerous enemies and help in a successful hunt.
In addition to grinding the claws, the animal needs physical exercise. While petting on a vertical surface, the pet flexes the muscles of the neck and back, keeps them in good shape. Such manipulations are especially important for domestic cats leading a sedentary lifestyle. Vertical slinging prevents the development of hypodynamia and diseases of the musculoskeletal system.
The ritual of honing claws on vertical objects is also of practical importance in terms of drawing the boundaries of its territory. Under the pads in cats are specific glands that produce an individual secret for each individual. This helps the animal to designate its possessions and to prevent other relatives from encroaching on the territory.
In terms of housing their natural instincts domestic cats are forced to sell on improvised means. Most often, in their quality, pets choose upholstered furniture and vertical surfaces - walls covered with wallpaper.
Understanding the physiological reasons why the cat tears the wallpaper, what to do in such a situation, the owner will be prompted to know the basics of the behavior of the animal.
We help the animal not to shkodnichat
In order for the pet to stay in the apartment to be immaculate, it is necessary to put a little effort and patience. First of all, you should not come home and see a massive destruction in the form of hanging wallpaper clips and furniture upholstery peeled up to the springs, to scold, or, especially, punish the animal. What has been done is done, and the cat will still not understand why the owner is unhappy and annoyed.
There are several proven ways to disaccustom a cat to tear wallpaper and furniture. It is necessary to act consistently, patiently and competently.
Haircut nails and anti-scratch
To keep the furnishings intact will help to regularly cut the claws. This procedure can significantly reduce the damage from the pet, as well as prevent scratches in households and children.
To accustom the animal to this manipulation should be from an early age. For a painless manicure, you should purchase a special tool - a clipper. If there is no skill in such a procedure, then the first time you can ask for the help of a veterinarian, who will show and explain exactly how to properly trim the claws of a cat.
In specialized stores you can buy pads on cat's claws. Such anti-scratches, made of silicone, hide the sharp claws inside this device. Lining claws with special glue is quite easy and simple.
One set will last about 1.5 months. The cost within the limits of two hundred rubles is significantly lower than the damage that the animal can cause to expensive furniture and the appearance of the dwelling.
Such a radical method is a bloody way of keeping furniture in order. Many veterinarians consider such an operation unnecessary execution and do not conduct it. Owners must understand that this is not a cosmetic operation. The animal will not be able to defend itself from rivals, it will become easy prey for enemies, and the risk of developing pathology of the musculoskeletal system increases significantly.
Eliminate stress factors
In the event that the cause of the cat's ugliness with furniture and walls is a stress factor, the owner should know how to wean the cat to tear wallpaper. Often, this way the pet entertains itself when it’s boring. The situation is observed when little attention is paid to the animal.
Homebody cats need not only food, hygienic care. It is important for pets the daily attention of the owner, sharing games, entertainment. Without communication, cats become detached, nervous, inadequate. Therefore, so that the animal does not spoil the furniture from boredom and hopelessness, the owner needs to pay more attention to the pet.
When a new animal appears in the house, especially of the cat family, the pet may begin to intensively mark the territory, scraping off the wallpaper and interior items. To prevent this from happening, the owner must competently introduce the novice and old-timers, without causing the latter to have a feeling of jealousy and a desire to win back their territory.
Sprinkler repeller and other means
Owners of pets, in addition to the good times in matters of how to wean the cat to scratch the wallpaper, should know and methods of intimidation. To the most effective option of weaning an animal from any negative actions are water procedures in the form of water from a spray bottle.
Such shock therapy should be carried out every time when a pet tries to sharpen claws in the wrong place. A cold shower does not like the cat family, and the animal has a negative attitude towards its actions.
For efficiency, you can add orange or mandarin essential oil to a spray bottle. Cats do not like the smell of citrus, and along with cold water, the orange scent will discourage the desire to sharpen claws on furniture.
In the pet store you can buy a device with a motion sensor and a gas cartridge. When approaching the wall of the animal, the sensor will work, and the animal will automatically be sprayed with a deterrent. The device will help to wean sharpen claws on the walls and furniture in the absence of the owner.
If the cat is scrubbing the wallpaper, what if only water does not save? A citrus-scented sprayer will also come to the rescue. You can use an orange-scented deodorant and treat your cat's furniture and walls. Suitable for this purpose spray "Antigadin", used for weaning pets defecate in the wrong place.
The owner of the animal must be well aware of the physiological component of many moments in the behavior of his pet. This refers to such an unpleasant phenomenon as the damage of furniture and the stripping of wallpaper by a pet. Purposeful and consistent approach to this problem will help to quickly and reliably wean the cat from mischievous behavior and preserve the interior in its original form.
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Causes and physiology of the cat
A natural procedure for all representatives of the feline species is the turning of growing claws. You can only waste them using a certain item: upholstered furniture, carpet, wood plank, rough wall or scratching posts (special accessory for cats).
If the cat in the house begins to spoil the furniture or walls, the owner is looking for all sorts of ways to solve the problem. Some people who do not want to engage in educational work, simply get rid of the kitten, passing it into good hands, to the nursery for animals or simply expelled to the street.
We strongly advise against doing so! A small animal commits such an act by virtue of natural instinct and if properly educated a pet, you can save not only the walls and furniture in the house, but also friendly relations with a fluffy family member and your own conscience.
Before looking for the answer to the question - how to wean the cat to scratch the wallpaper, let's look at the main reasons that encourage the animal to do the following:
- The cat gets rid of the horny layer of old claws, in the place of which new ones are formed.
- In the process of sharpening involved all the muscles of the animal, which can be compared with a good physical workout.
- Grinding claws - a genetically inherent skill, similar to the hunting and defensive instincts.
- The smell of the cat's sweat glands remains on the scratched walls and furniture, which allows the pet to “label” its territory.
- The process of scratching relieves stress and nervous tension. Such an unpleasant procedure for a person brings a lot of pleasure to cats who want to get rid of negative emotions and personal experiences.
As we can see, the scratching of surfaces for the feline species is a physiological need that is genetically pledged. You can retrain a kitten, but this will require your desire, time and the right approach in raising a furry friend.
If you notice your cat nagging claws on walls or pieces of furniture, just clap your hands loudly. In this case, the sound effect also works. The cat will get scared and run away. When you try to ruin the wallpaper again, applaud again and again that you can repeat until the animal understands the root cause of your violent reaction.
Not sure what to do if the cat scratches the wallpaper? Use a conventional spray gun or a children's water gun. A jet of cold water instantly discourage the desire to spoil the furnishings in the room.
Cats are afraid of water, so this method works flawlessly! Several water procedures as a punishment for disobedient behavior, and your pet will forever lose interest in a beautiful wall with wallpaper.
Scotch - sticky trap for a kitten!
Weaning pet scratch wallpaper in the room, you can use scotch tape. It must be attached to the wall with adhesive side out. As soon as your kitten feels an unpleasant sticky surface, interest in the wall will instantly disappear.
Of course, he may look for another place for manicure procedures, but this will already be your small victory, which gives great hope for a grandiose finale! If the cat begins to scratch the walls in another room, arrange a trap with adhesive tape there!
Another effective method of dealing with scratching walls and furniture in the house is aromatherapy, which involves the use of some formulations with a scent that disgusts the cat. These animals catastrophically do not tolerate the smell of citrus, so we recommend using aromatic oils with such a composition for spraying the walls in places where the cat used to sharpen claws.
Some owners who want to quickly wean the cat to tear wallpaper go to extremes and make new repairs, using tile or decorative stone to decorate the walls. You can choose these materials for the design of the border, correctly calculating the distance from the floor, given the height of the cat, and glue the upper part of the wall with new wallpaper or paint it.
Weaning to scratch furniture: sprays, velcro, covers
The cat can choose for grinding claws not only walls with beautiful wallpaper, but also upholstered furniture, which is very convenient for carrying out these procedures. To protect your property from damage, experts recommend doing the following:
- Watch the cat's claws grow and trim them in a timely manner using a special tool for safe pruning (you can buy at any pet store).
- Apply essential oils or sprays with lemon and orange to scare away the smell. For surface treatment, you can use a spray with a spray. Use the same accessory with clean water to scare away a cat who is passionate about scratching furniture. The main thing is to detect the pet's sly intent in time and will not allow it to spoil the covering of the furniture item.
- If the cat has learned to peel furniture in a certain room, try not to leave it alone in this part of the house.
- Educational conversations with a rather intelligent animal will not interfere either. Cats are well aware of intonation and with a threatening treatment of the owner "can not" instantly react. Scold her for bad behavior, but do not use physical force in any way!
- To eliminate interest in the furniture surface, you can also use sticky tape.
- Armchairs and sofas can be covered with covers of elastic fabrics, unsuitable for grinding grinding claws.
In pet stores you can offer special flavored sprays for spraying onto wallpaper to scare cats, but as practice shows, the effectiveness of these funds is highly questionable. Many cats continue to scratch the walls.
Manipulations with claws: a haircut or dress lining?
If the owner of the cat does not want to fight the scratching of the walls, using scotch, rattles or a spray gun to scare away the cat, experts recommend paying attention to the pet's claws.
In order for the cat to tear down the walls and furniture, it is necessary to regularly cut off the growing claws, which is better to do with the use of a special claw cutter or entrust this procedure to an experienced professional in a veterinary clinic.
Another way to wean from scratching the walls involves the use of special claws on the claws - antitsarapki. They are made of high quality silicone, safe for the health of the cat. They are dressed on the claws of a pet, which eliminates the risk of damage to walls, furniture and other items in the house.
Antitsarapki very easy to use. They have a simulated form of the claw of an animal. There is enough space inside the accessory for free releasing and drawing in claws, so the cat feels quite comfortable with such patches.
As the claws grow and the stratum corneum retreats, the cap of the lining comes off. If necessary, they are fixed again.
Buy antitsarapki possible at any pet store at an affordable price. Such linings should be used only at home.
Remove claws once and for all!
Some owners, tired of regular property damage, agree to a claw removal operation. This procedure is painful for the animal and has very adverse effects:
- in a cat without claws coordination of movements is disturbed,
- instinctively she can make attempts to climb to a height that will lead to inevitable fall and blow,
- not only claws are removed, but also phalanxes of fingers, which adversely affect the general health of the pet,
- after such an intervention, many cats have problems with the spine, there are frequent pains in the spinal region,
- the operation is performed under general anesthesia, difficult to tolerate by animals.
Также следует учитывать, что после удаления когтей вашей кошке нельзя будет посещать улицу. Если на нее нападет другой кот или собака, она не сможет постоять за себя или взобраться на высоту, чтобы избежать смертельно опасной для нее схватки с более сильным противником.
Другие средства борьбы с кошачьим вандализмом
If your pet purposely spoils furniture, walls with wallpaper and other objects in the house, despite the presence of a scraper, you need to find other ways to combat cat vandalism.
We have listed several effective methods that allow us to wean the pet from such an unpleasant habit for the owner. But, what to do if a cat scratches wallpaper because of stress?
Stress occurs in an animal for various reasons:
- change of residence,
- lack of attention from the owner,
- the cat misses one family member who suddenly moved to another city, who was sick or died,
- personal conflict with other animals in the house,
- jealousy of the child or other pets.
If, due to stress, your cat is scratching the wallpaper, what to do in this situation will tell experienced experts!
To relieve the cat from the nervous state and the fear of loneliness will help your attention to it. Give your pet free time, chat with him, play joint games. The cat should feel your love and care.
What if the old cat scratches the wallpaper? Re-educate an animal with an already formed character for years is very difficult. In this case, it is better to use deterring agents: sticky tape, spray with water, citrus essential oils, etc.
To accustom an old cat to a scratching post is also not easy. He is unlikely to be lured into this design by toys that are attractive to the younger and more playful generation. It is better to use catnip or valerian. The smell of these plants lures cats of all ages and has an almost narcotic effect.
You should not regularly use these funds to attract the animal, only periodic use in a strictly recommended dosage that is not harmful to health!
If you have tried all of these methods, but your pet still continues to scratch the wallpaper and furniture in the house, you will have to go to extreme measures involving claw removal.
We hope that you will manage to solve this problem in a more loyal way without radical procedures that entail very unfavorable consequences for small predators.