Sami has not been declawed so she has full use of all of her nails. She has a scratching box that she uses daily (see how I decorated it here) but she has also taken to clawing the side of my couch. Now, while the couch may not be my style anymore, it was quite expensive and I don’t have any plans to get a new one anytime soon (although that doesn’t stop me from looking at couches online). Something had to be done!
While in the pet aisle at Target I found SmartyKat Scratch Not tape. Basically this is double-sided tape that you apply to your furniture and it keeps your cat from scratching it. It claims that it is easy to apply and remove so I figured it was worth a shot. Step 1: Investigate the torn areas and removed any fabric pulls.
That’s it. Sami noticed that something was on the couch so she didn’t even try to scratch it but I kept bumping into the tape and it would stick to my legs, my pants, even my arm when I was playing with Sami. The tape lasted about a week. I’m thinking I may just try regular clear packing tape to see if it works. Apparently cats don’t like the feel of the sticky tape on their feet but I’m assuming she won’t like the feel of clear tape either. I need to find a solution before my couch gets ruined any more than it already is!
Has anyone else tried this? Did it work for you?