And the bigger the better. Especially if they can get in safely and have at it.
On May 22, 2011, at 4:22 PM, Natalie wrote:

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

-----Original Message-----
From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of MaiMaiPG
Sent: Sunday, May 22, 2011 1:19 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
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 perseverance....no 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: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Melinda Kerr
Sent: Saturday, May 21, 2011 11:38 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: [Felvtalk] Soft Paws

Has anyone tried Soft Paws for their cats?  I have read a few
unfavorable
reviews on Amazon.com, 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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