This is probably old news to all the long time cat owners here but, being a new feline Mom, I am so excited I found something that actually works to stop those little play aggression biting attacks, or anything else you don't want kitty doing! ORANGES! I heard that cats don't like the citrus smell and have been looking all over for a spray to try out. The other day I was eating an orange and noticed that after the initial sniff at my food, there wasn't any further begging, not even a squeak. Then today it was the same, I was having another delicious orange and was allowed to eat it in peace. So, I put peices of the rind on the arms of the couch (it's old so I can do this) where he usually tries to scratch and he's stayed away. Then we were playing with a fishing pole toy and he decided he'd rather bite my hands so I grabbed a piece of the rind and held it in front of his face and he stopped! I apologize for my overreaction to such a simple thing but if it can help another newbie out, it's worth it. If anyone knows where I can get a citrus spray, I'd really appreciate the tip--oranges aren't this good all year round!
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2/20/02 at 12:18pm