Any cardboard box is also great - let them destroy them, toss them,. get
them new ones...sprinkle catnip inside!

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of MaiMaiPG
Sent: Sunday, May 22, 2011 1:19 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Soft Paws

Copper and Thomas like sheets (large) of Styrofoam..I have some on the  
floor from packaging and a couple of styrofoam insulation boards (8  
foot +) leaning against a wall in the garage.  A little messy but that  
is what vacs and brooms are for.
On May 22, 2011, at 9:02 AM, Natalie wrote:

> I have known many people who used SoftPaws - it all depends on the  
> cat and
> one's two cats are the same!
> The best thing to do is to trim the claws regularly and provide many
> scratching surfaces - some cats like vertical and others prefer  
> horizontal.
> Cats usually like to scratch something after waking up and/or  
> getting off
> the litter box, that's why it's a good idea to have those available  
> near
> those sources.  If they pick on a corner of a sofa, cover with  
> double-sided
> sticky tape and place a good scratch post next to it until the cat  
> gets used
> to it.  Not all scratch posts are created equally!  Carpet covered  
> ones send
> the wrong message to cats.....vertical or horizontal.  The best ones  
> are
> real wood, next best are covered with sisal twine woven material,  
> and then
> just plain sisal rope.  In a multiple-cat household, the last is the  
> least
> effective because those twines are scratched apart and have to be  
> recovered
> (can be done!)  Using catnip on scratch posts to retrain is a good  
> idea -
> and pulling a toy up the scratch post works really well!  Natalie
> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> [] On Behalf Of Melinda Kerr
> Sent: Saturday, May 21, 2011 11:38 PM
> To:
> Subject: [Felvtalk] Soft Paws
> Has anyone tried Soft Paws for their cats?  I have read a few  
> unfavorable
> reviews on, but even more favorable ones.  My cats are  
> starting
> to damage the persian rugs and leather carpet.  My husband is  
> threatening
> bodily harm if they don't stop it!
> Melinda, Fuji and VooDoo
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