Published : 11/15/2017 12:00:00
Categories : Tips and tricks
Fortunately, there are several solutions to prevent your cat from getting up to mischief. You can start with a few deterrent devices, such as double-sided tape or tinfoil: cats don't like to rub up against either. All you need to do is put them in the right place, for example on the bed where he usually goes when you are not there or on the couch where he sharpens his claws.
Another formidable "weapon" is motion-activated spray. Place it on the shelf or table where your cat is not allowed to climb, or next to the roll of toilet paper they enjoy unrolling, for example. The spray will scare them, but you will not be associated with this bad experience in your cat’s mind. After getting “caught” a few times, your cat should stop their antics!
You will also need to adopt a feline psychology approach. For example, if you want your cat to change their behaviour, you must provide a better alternative. If they are used to sharpening their claws on everything, why not buy them a scratching post. But remember, to make sure your kitty adopts it, it’s important they associate it with a positive experience. This can be ensured by giving them a small treat whenever they use it.
If your cat has a tendency to pee everywhere except in their litter box, it’s best to try determine the root problem. Maybe they don’t like their litter or perhaps their litter box is not in the right place. If your cat has a fondness for eating your indoor plants, place them out reach and buy your kitty a pot of cat grass. In others words, there’s a solution to every problem! However, if all your efforts result in failure and your cat is making your life difficult, don’t hesitate to seek the help of a feline behaviour specialist.
Have you heard of Simon Tofield? This cartoon artist is the creator of Simon’s Cat: a cartoon series inspired by his cat’s antics!