Cat Won't Stop Scratching Carpet | The Cat Site

the carpet may get caught underneath your cat's claws, causing pain and discomfort.
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While you are providing your cat with good scratching places, you can deter him from clawing your furniture by covering sofas and chairs with plastic. This will make it difficult for your cat’s claws to take hold on the slippery surface. Using double-sided sticky tape on your chair and sofa edges will also cause your cat to avoid clawing those items, since cats don’t like the sticky feel on their feet. Spraying sofas and carpets with an orange-scented spray will also keep kitty away, since most cats do not like the smell of citrus.
people declaw cats is to stop the cats from destroying carpets and furniture.
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Cats can seem soft and gentle, but beneath the fur and the purr are claws that can rip and teeth that can bite into furniture, clothing, carpet and more. Scratching is the most common type of feline destructive behavior, but it can also take other forms. A common concern of cat owners is that their cats will damage furniture, carpet, or draperies with their claws.
Photo provided by FlickrJan 23, 2013 - Some cats love carpet-covered scratching posts, although their claws often get stuck; the more tattered the carpet, the better
Photo provided by FlickrFeb 15, 2014 - For a long time, the simple solution to cats clawing carpet was to declaw them before it posed a risk
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You can buy scratching posts at your pet store or you can build one yourself. Rough hewn 4x4's set vertically with a few horizontal resting platforms are ideal. Whether buying carpet to cover a home made post or purchasing the finished item, remember to take along a comb to check that there are no loops in the carpeting which will snag the cat's claws. You can also attach the carpeting underside-up, as the backing has a rough texture that cats enjoy.Back kicking carpet by: Mark The way you describe the action of the rear legs reminds me of a standard move by mostly male cats when in combat. Our cat Thomas does this move often but not in the standing or crouching position. He will lay on his side and grab a stuffed animal with his front paws and hold it to his chest. He then kicks with both of his rear paws (claws extended) to shred his enemy. In this case a defenseless stuffed animal.I’m not sure but it sounds like your cat may be simulating doing battle with the carpet. Maybe you can find him something else to attack that he will like better then the carpet? I have 2 British Shorthair cats (mainly indoors unless supervised). They've recently started clawing at the carpets at the entrance to rooms by the carpet runners. We leave all of the doors open to try to prevent this but it doesn't seem to be stopping them. On one door frame they've completely ripped up the carpet from the door runner.Cats are very particular about the texture of the things they like to claw, and something that offers texture, firmness and resistance are ideal, making carpet and chairs popular targets!Two of the most commonly targeted areas of the home for your cat’s claws tend to be the carpet, and furniture such as wooden or upholstered chairs and sofas.Cats like to scratch. They scratch during play. They scratch while stretching. They scratch to mark territory or as a threatening signal other cats. And because cats’ claws need regular sharpening, cats scratch on things to remove frayed, worn outer claws and expose new, sharper claws. All this scratching can cause a lot of damage to furniture, drapes and carpeting!