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Q: How can I stop her?

January 24, 2011 | By maddi g. | 2 answers | Expired: 1164 days ago

My cat serena won't stop scratching up my door and knocking things over. yesterday she broke a glass! hellpppp!!!

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Ches21
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Jan 25, 2011

Most cats are just true trouble makers but if she only recently started doing this I would take her to the vet. Shorty stopped breaking stuff on my dressers and bookshelf after I took him to the vet he was sick once he got better he stopped doing it.

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Anonymous
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Anonymous

Jan 27, 2011

You need to train your cat and teach her that certain behaviors will not be allowed. This is not easy with cats. They need immediate feedback and it has to occur every time the bad behavior occurs. If your cat is scratching on a certain part of the door, first wash the door with a cleaner to remove the cat's scent that she's left behind. Then place double-sided tape over that area. Cats don't like the sticky feel. Also provide her with plenty of acceptable scratching options like scratching posts and pads. Rub them in catnip and rub her paws up and down on them in a scratching motion. She'll get the hang of it. We never allowed our cats to be on tables or counters in order to knock things off or break them. We always trained them from the first day by removing them and telling them "no". For persistent cats, you can try the double-sided tape, aluminum foil, cookie sheets filled with water for the counters - anything safe that your cat would have to walk on that she would like the feel of. There are also mechanical options such as Ssscat that makes a noise and sprays a puff of hamrless air when it detects motion in an area. There are Scat mats, all sorts of deterrents. You can look up "cat deterrents" online and find all sorts of ideas. You have to be consistent with your training but you can train your cat to stay off of certain areas. And again, make sure she has her own fun place to climb and explore such as a cat tree with cubbies or tunnels. Good luck.

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