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How to Prevent Cats from Damaging Woodwork and Furniture

By: Allen Lyle

Cats often use woodwork, furniture, and other surfaces in your home to sharpen their claws, which can cause substantial damage to the wood. To prevent this from happening, purchase clear plastic protective strips of the proper size and shape from the home center, and attach them to the problem area.

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  • Melissa Brown Says:
    February 13th, 2019 at 9:26 pm

    Now where will they go? furniture? That is only a bandaid? Address that problem first then move to the fix. Where is the scratching post?


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    Thomas Boni Says:
    June 27th, 2018 at 9:41 am

    Sorry to hear that, Kay! Of course, that is quite common for cats. (They love to scratch!) Hope these tips help. 🙂



  • Kay Says:
    June 22nd, 2018 at 11:02 pm

    My female cat is scratching woodwork around
    door frame & other places.


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How to Prevent Cats from Damaging Woodwork and Furniture