Hi everyone! Is your cat a big fan of scratching up every single piece of furniture that you own? Me and Rags are here with a few tips to help discourage your cat from ruining your lovely furniture Now as cat owners we see our pets as utterly perfect little creatures who can’t do anything wrong But they can be very pesky when it come to our furniture and their claws Cats mark their territory in a variety of ways which includes scratching So when your cat is scratching up a table leg or your couch, she’s basically telling you that it’s hers We have a few helpful and harmless ways to encourage your cat to use a scratching post or other things instead of your furniture Number 1: Get a scratching post Now this is obviously one of the easiest things to do You can get very decent cat scratching posts at pet shops and at your vet’s You can get some really simple ones or you can get some very extravagant ones! The best way to get your cat to use a scratching post is to put it next to or near a piece of furniture that you want your cat to stay away from Number 2: Encouraging your cat to use a scratching post Now sometimes our cats don’t do what we want them to do And that happened when we got Rags her first scratching post She really wasn’t very interested What you can do is either get a catnip spray and spray it on to their scratching post Which will immediately get their attention Or if you see your cat making a beeline towards a piece of furniture that they really really want to get to Gently pick them up and move them to where the scratching post is This will hopefully encourage them to use that instead of your piece of furniture Number 3: Claw Maintenance Now trimming your cats claws regularly will help minimise any damage that your cat does to any of your furniture Now most cats are ok with getting their claws cut, but if your cat is anything like Rags and absolutely refuses to have it done You want to get your cat to the vet’s to get it done professionally Number 4: Games Interactive Games are a great way to encourage your cat to use a scratching post If you can get your cat chase a teaser toy up to the top of the scratching post – they might finally realise just how good a scratching post feels like on their claws Number 5: Using a Repellent Now I have a great recipe for a repellent spray that is both natural and harmless It’s really easy to make so I’ll show you how to do that now Ok, this is really really easy: all you need is the peel of some citrus fruit, so that could be oranges or lemons or limes I have the peel of two lemons and two limes and all you do is put them in a pan, cover them with water and bring them to the boil and boil them for about 10 minutes Ok, so once it has been boiled for 10 minutes Drain The water and the peels into a bowl using a seep Ok then so once that’s cooled – dead easy – just pour into an empty squirty bottle Add in a tiny tiny dash of lemon flavoured washing up liquid Put it into your squirty bottle, give it a shake And it is ready to go and then squirt this on to any furniture on to any furniture you don’t want your cat to scratch on Because cats really don’t like citrus flavours. Great, dead easy! Thanks for watching this video guys, I really hope that you enjoyed it and you found it useful Just a quick reminder – that we still have our competition running Please share your best cat care tips in the comment section below, for a chance to win this crinkly cat toy tunnel Rags will pick a winner will be announced in the next video Thanks for watching guys, if you did like this please give us a big thumbs up and if you haven’t done so already – hit that subscribe button And me and Rags – we’ll see you next week Won’t we puppet?