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Cat Scratching Furniture? How to Make Them Stop

A cat scratching furniture is a common behavioral problem many owners have.
Cats do this for several reasons, for exercise, for fun, and to mark their territory.
In order to get your cat to stop, you have to make the areas that they like to scratch unappealing to them, and at the same time provide them with an alternative.
1.
Shelf paper.
This paper can be placed sticky side up and placed in areas where you want to keep cats out of.
Cats hate anything that is sticky because they like to keep themselves well groomed.
Once a cat experiences sticky paper, they will stay away from it forever.
2.
Aluminum foil.
Cats do not like how aluminum foil feels on their paws and it does not provide a good surface for them to scratch so the will leave it alone.
It also produces sound when touch so it might even scare some cats away.
3.
Balloons.
Some people say you can place balloons where cats usually mark and the popping sound will scare them away.
This might work, but my cats are normally scared of the site of balloons and will not even go near them.
4.
Bubble wrap.
Again, with bubble wrap, cats do not like the texture and there is a chance that bursting bubbles will scare them away.
Just be sure that when you place it you put the bubbles side up.
5.
Furniture guards.
These are basically plastic corners that you can put on corners of your couches and recliners to prevent your cat from destroying them.
You can try these methods first, but please note that there are many other alternative solutions.

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