Of all of my cats, only Pepper is an incessant scratcher. She has three favorite targets that I need to dissuade her from: leather pockets of pool table, aquarium stand, and underside of kitchen table. She(they) have a cat tree and 2 condos which she scratches at, too. I've tried some of the different training/boundary sprays with not a lot of luck...especially with the pool table pockets cause there's not much to spray on in that area. My husband is getting rather upset with her, and even though neither of us believe in declawing, he is starting to reconsider....but just on her. I'm going to try the soft claws, but am wondering what else I can do. I've heard some good things around here about the Feliway spray, and specifically the diffuser, but am unclear as to whether it will help with this kind of situation. What do you think? Pepper's scratching is about the only real problem we have, that is hard to put up with. I would also like to try and stop her (and Salt) from getting on counters and cabinets, but that's not necessarily a critical issue...the pool table is. And no, I can't keep her away from the table. There is no way to close off that part of the 'greatroom'.
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1/31/06 at 2:31pm