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47197Re: [FH] Re: OT - Cat proofing furniture

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  • marianna.mayer
    Feb 18, 2013
      Hi, Diane.
      The shinny side is on the outside, the sticky side of the tape goes against the fabric... up & down [vertically] the area of your furniture you want to protect. Be generous with the tape. You may need more than 1 length wise strip. On the corners of a wing chair I have to use several parallel strips [side by side] to cover the corner of each side. I think the clear tape works better b/c it's easier to apply, stays on better/longer, and it works! Also less expensive than those difficult sticky tapes. Those never worked for me. The clear tape lasts and last. So long in fact that, they are still on after 2 yrs, and my cats have forgotten all about those spots. But I'm not taking any chances.
      The sisal things you mentioned I would *not* put next to the furniture. Don't encourage your cats to return to those particular areas. Instead put them in an area that is out of the way, but accessible to your cat. I don't think the sisal you mentioned is the same as these cardboard scratching rectangles I mentioned, though. Do you want me to find the product name?


      -----Original Message-----
      From: dianed143 <dianed143@...>
      To: mmayer11 <mmayer11@...>
      Sent: Mon, Feb 18, 2013 7:39 am
      Subject: Re: [FH] Re: OT - Cat proofing furniture

      Hi! How does the packing tape work better than the sticky tape in the
      corners? Do you stick it to the couch so the shiny side is out, not the
      sticky side?

      I was thinking of getting a couple of those cardboard sisal things too, and
      put them next to the corners she likes so far. I have an entire cat run in
      the living room, 2 floor to ceiling poles with shelves up top. I was pretty
      surprised she did this!


      Original Message:
      From: mmayer11@...
      Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2013 15:25:46 -0500 (EST)
      To: elfinmyst@..., feline-heart@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [FH] Re: OT - Cat proofing furniture

      I have tried the two sided sticky tape...sorry it did not work for me.
      I do clip everyone's nails regularly, but just the front paws once a week.
      That helps, and it does not impede their ability to jump.
      As to defending themselves, my cats are all indoor cats. They don't fight
      among themselves...thank goodness! But if they play too hard, they cannot
      hurt each other with sharp claws. The trimming routine does not entirely
      prevent destruction of upholstered furniture however. So I have done
      several things that have pretty much ended the destruction. Here are my

      There are lots of scratching posts around the house.

      I also have purchased those cardboard scratching rectangular things that
      fit into a cardboard holder that lays like a sliding pond on the floor. One
      of my cats really loves those. These can be scented with catnip to
      encourage and attracts play. The inserts are replaceable, and last a long
      time. Don't know if these are available outside of the US.

      I also drape the tops of my upholstered chairs with towels that match the
      color of the upholstery. This way it doesn't look too unsightly. Before
      company is expected, I pull them off.

      Finally I purchased clear packing tape, the kind that's about 3 " wide. I
      have run strips along the corners of the upholstery that is the most
      popular for cat scratching. This has really really worked, and the strips
      don't need to be replaced. In fact my cats have never returned to these
      once upon a time favorite locations.


      -----Original Message-----
      From: elfinmyst <elfinmyst@...>
      To: feline-heart <feline-heart@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Sun, Feb 17, 2013 12:45 pm
      Subject: [FH] Re: OT - Cat proofing furniture

      Hey :)



      Its a clear sticky strip that sticks their paws when they try and scratch.
      The alternative is clipping everyone's claws back but that affects their
      ability to defend and jump.


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