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How to Keep Cats from Scratching the Carpet

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If you’ve ever found yourself tiptoeing through your own home, dodging the claw-some power of your furball, you’re not alone. We know how it is. Cats and carpets are a love-hate relationship. If you’re looking to avoid a cat-tastrophe on your carpet, we’ve got paw-sitively good news for you! It comes in the form of a pet grooming kit and helpful tips on keeping your carpet cat-friendly. Keep reading to learn more about some helpful tips and tricks to keep your cat from scratching the carpet.

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1. Invest in a Scratching Post — According to Purrfect Post, while we as cat parents may view constant scratching as a negative activity, it’s important to provide your cat with a healthy alternative. That healthy alternative is the scratching post. Scratching helps remove the outer layer of your cat’s nails, which is actually a good grooming behavior. It’s a way for your cat to blow off some steam and release feel-good hormones that keep your cat happy and healthy.

2. Use Double-Sided Tape on Carpet Trouble Spots — There’s something truly magical about double-sided tape. It’s your cat’s kryptonite in the battle against carpet scratching. This feline-friendly hack turns your floor into a “no scratch” zone without ruining the look and feel of your carpet. Stick the tape wherever the scratching crime scene tends to happen and watch them simply waltz away when they realize their scratching won’t get through the tape. It’s like a VIP section on your carpet. It’s exclusive, sticky and surprisingly effective. Plus, you’ll feel that little bit of satisfaction when you watch your cat’s confused expression. While you’re putting double-sided tape on your carpet, use the Uproot Cleaner Pro™ tool to remove excess cat fur from the carpet. 

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3. Embrace the Catnip Craze — Dive headfirst into the catnip craze, your secret weapon against the furry floor wars. Sprinkle some catnip on your cat’s favorite scratching post and watch your feline friend turn into a furball of joy. They’ll forget all about the forbidden allure of your carpet. It’s like inviting your kitty to a spa day without the overpriced cucumber slices over their eyes. Catnip saves your carpet and transforms your cat’s scratching session into a blissful, aromatic experience. It’s a win-win for your sanity and a stress-busting satisfaction break for them.

4. Give Your Cat a Mani-Pedi Sesh — Upgrade your cat’s grooming routine with the ultimate paw-dicure party. Give your cat a good old-fashioned mani-pedi sesh. Trim their claws and watch as your cat transforms from a carpet-destroying gremlin into a polished, well-mannered kitty. It’s a great excuse to bond with your cat, giving them the attention they crave while saving your carpets from imminent doom. Not all heroes wear capes, and you’ll be your carpet’s superhero of the day when you help your cat strut their stuff with confidence while keeping your carpet intact and fabulous. After all, nothing says “I love you” like a well-groomed cat! While giving your cat a mani-pedi, take this time to groom them with a cat deshedder, too! It’ll feel like a spa day for them, and they’ll look and feel like the coolest cat on the block.

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Keep Your Kitty Purr-fectly Smooth with a Deshedder

You’ve learned some helpful tips on how to keep your cats from turning your carpet into a kitty scratch pad, and now is the perfect time to get the Uproot Cleaner Pro™ if you haven’t already. Stock up and save with our Hairmageddon Survival Kit that comes with every Uproot Cleaner™ you need. They cover everything from clothing to furniture to — yes — that carpet your cat keeps trying to scratch. Until next time, fellow cat aficionados, keep the cuddles coming and the carpets intact!

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