One question that all cat owners ask themselves is how to push a cat away from their sofa and furniture? A cat climbing up on a couch isn’t too bad, but a cat urinating on the couch is a lot less fun!
Curiosity Insight offers you in this article tips and cat repellents to repel your pet and especially prevent it from climbing and scratching the sofa.
A homemade recipe to keep the cat away from the sofa
The first solution is to make a mixture of different essential oils and spray it on the sofa and or elsewhere in the house. To repel a cat from various places or furniture in the house, natural repellents are ideal. Here are the ingredients for this first natural repellent:
- 5 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
- 5 drops of lemongrass essential oil
- 5 drops of lavender essential oil
- 2 cups of water
Mix all the oils and water well and spray on the couch, rug, and other places in the house where you do not want to see the cat walking, scratching, or urinating.
Beware of certain fabrics and leathers which can react badly to this mixture of essential oils and water. Better to test this repellant in a small area to start.
A repellent with pepper to protect your sofa
Pepper gives off a strong odor, which is sometimes uncomfortable for humans, so imagine for a cat. Pepper is, therefore, a natural ingredient that could be very effective in protecting your leather sofa or your pet’s fabric. You can use the following recipe to get a cat or even a dog away from the couch.
Here is how to prepare this homemade cat repellent:
- Bring 1 cup of water to a boil and remove from heat.
- Then add 1 tablespoon of pepper (preferably freshly ground).
- Mix until the black pepper is wholly diluted with the water.
- Let cool and spray the repellant where you don’t want your cat to go.
As with the other essential oil remedy, it is advisable to test on a small area, especially if you want to spray it on a sofa or different fabric or leather furniture.
Cat peeing on the couch … Litter box problem?
If your cat is peeing on the living room couch the problem could be quite different. Indeed, it is not uncommon to see a cat urinating on the carpet or the sofa when the litter, unfortunately, does not please him.
So before using any natural products or tips, why not just test and change your cat’s litter box. And above all, it is vital to test several litter boxes until you find the right one for your cat. Once the right litter box is purchased, you should notice a lot less pee all over the house.
A repellent to prevent your cat from scratching the sofa
Of course, if your cat has the annoying habit of scratching your fabric sofa or your leather armchair, it is better to find a solution to this problem quickly.
One solution that 10 Trucs offers is to stick adhesive strips directly on the sofa but also other furniture. They are invisible, self-adhesive strips that you can stick to the furniture where your cat usually claws.
A mat for the cat’s claws on the sofa
Another product that will prevent your cat from scratching and damaging the sofa is a scratching mat. Unlike the adhesive strips which act as a repellent, this mat allows your cat to continue scratching on the couch.
A repellent to prevent your cat from peeing on the sofa
If your problem is more severe and you are looking for a solution to prevent your cat from peeing on the couch, then we have a product to suggest.
Indeed, if after having tested our natural tips above and homemade recipes your cat continues his urine marking, then you will need a cat educator spray. Here’s one here that you can spray on the different places you want to stop your cat’s urine marking in the house.
Whether on fabric or leather furniture, a rug or a rug, this product can help stop your cat from urinating all over the house.