OMG the stuffing is starting to fall out AHHH! HELP?

@apples99 (6564)
United States
June 4, 2011 7:31pm CST
I love my cat he's become my best friend and housemate he's just the smartest lovable little thing, but I CAN'T STAND IT WHEN HE SRATCHES THE FURNITURE. for example the couch was really nice but now its got big holes and stuffing falling out I have tried almost everything to stop him from tearing into the furniture, but nothing has worked, I got him one of those carpeted scratching post but he won't use it at all. its upsetting to see the few nice things in my place ruined he's even scratched up my mattress, and now I'll have to save for another one I just don't know what to do PLEASE seriously I really need help thanks. Can anyone here share your scratch prevention techniques?
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@mythociate (15322)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
7 Jun 11
I don't know how often you're at home sitting on that couch, but--whenever you're there--you could spray her with one of those water-spray bottles. And when you're not there ... the best I can think of is plastic-covers or old blankets to cover up the mattress---stuff that it doesn't matter if it gets scratched up.
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@thezone (9451)
• Ireland
5 Jun 11
Have you tried spaying the cat post with catnip spray? That may do the trick. We have 5 cats but luckily we have never had a problem with them scratching stuff,
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@apples99 (6564)
• United States
5 Jun 11
I tried to put catnip on his scratching post, but he still will only scratching the post a couple of times and then he'll go right back to using the couch.
@thezone (9451)
• Ireland
5 Jun 11
Maybe ElicBxns suggestion above will be of more help. I think that is the appeal of cats they all have their own character and annoying habits but no matter how annoying we still love them
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@apples99 (6564)
• United States
5 Jun 11
Yeah ElicBxn made a really interesting suggestion I checked some reviews about soft paws after viewing ElicBxns post and some people had mixed opinions, some said it worked great and others said there cats tried to remove them by biting them off So I'll have to think about buying the product a bit more first I'd hate to waste my money but it is still a great idea to consider.
@ElicBxn (60869)
• United States
5 Jun 11
Have you considered Soft Paws, they are like fake nails that glue over the trimmed claws... http://www.softpaws.com/
@apples99 (6564)
• United States
5 Jun 11
Oh interesting, yes I heard of those nail caps I thought about getting some how much are they?
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@ElicBxn (60869)
• United States
5 Jun 11
the web site says about $19 but I saw a few sites for closer to $15 I have an online friend who said she could sometimes reuse the caps too, but I don't know about that
@apples99 (6564)
• United States
5 Jun 11
Oh that's awesome I'll definitely consider this option thank you.
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
5 Jun 11
I'm not sure if it's ok..but there is some "stay away" spray that I have seen when I was in the pet section at Wal-mart. I don't know if it will help but it might.
@apples99 (6564)
• United States
5 Jun 11
Oh yeah I remember seeing something like that at walmart but I was concerned that it would not work or it would stain my couch, but at this point I'm desperate so I'll check into that when I go back to walmart. Thanks.