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This product really does seem to work for our two cats. They are seemingly repulsed by the spray, and the youngest runs away the minute the spray bottle is picked up to spray the couch. The other cat, while he rarely scratches now, HAS tried once or twice to put a claw in our new couch. I've been spraying this lightly, as directed, on the sides, back and corners of the couch for about 10 days now. I'm happy with the product as far as it keeping the cats away.
HOWEVER...be careful, this stuff has a "soapy" compound in it (saponified coconut). It has left a coating on my couch that is slightly sticky or tacky! I'm not going to spray any more...the cats seem to be fairly used to not scratching, but I may turn to the tape product which I also purchased if I need to keep deterring the scratching. I think that it might be possible to make this type of product without saponified oils...maybe with JUST the rosemary, which provides the strong smell. I just don't want a soapy coating on my brand new couch! I'm a bit disappointed! The photos show the slight discoloration where I sprayed my taupe/champagne colored couch. The side photo shows it best. The seat picture is to show what the couch looks like when it has NOT been sprayed. All-in-all...I take the blame for letting it get a bit discolored...this is a light colored sofa, and this product has a soapy compound in it. BE CAREFUL if you choose to use!
My cat is stubborn. When I bought a plant to deter her from eating my plants in the kitchen window, I repeatedly found her curled up by the pot (it didn’t deter her, it was just another challenge that she overcame.)
And we’ve tried other scratching deterrents, placing kitty-friendly scratching posts throughout the house, but she only likes scratching the couch & the stair carpeting. So I bought this with my expectations set pretty low. I just had to try, but had resigned myself that we were going to be “cat people” and not “furniture people.”
I didn’t even try it the first day that it came. Again, low expectations. Finally, I decided it was time to try it out. I’m a little sensitive to scents, so I noticed the odor right away. It really wasn’t so bad. As long as I can spray & then leave the room for a bit, I’m good.
But here’s the miracle - IT WORKS! After several days of spraying multiple times a day, she no longer scratches the furniture or the stairs. I’m working down to twice a day, and hope that soon she is able to be trained to use only appropriate scratching posts, but it’s definitely progress. I have put off buying new furniture, but if this lasts, we’re going furniture shopping! Maybe we can be “cat people” AND “furniture people” after all!
So this stuff is kinda magic. My cats had been scratching the crap out of my box springs under my mattress. It would wake me up and also not good for my bed. One morning I sprayed this on there and they stopped. Just like that. They weren't scared or anything, they still climbed on the bed near me, but they didn't scratch it anymore. The smell is strong as you'd expect, but not unpleasant. The only problem I had (and why it's 4 instead of 5 stars) was the bottle I got clogged up easily, so I transferred it to a spray bottle that I had. Other than that, this stuff is amazing!
This product definitely works and it smells wonderful. However, there are two things that do not work for me. 1. You have to spray this 3x a day for 2 weeks so your cat can get used to it. I personally do not have time for that. I will forget. As soon as you stop spraying it, your cat will come back and destroy your furniture. Hence the 3x a day instructions. 2. My finger/hand/wrist would get tired from spraying. I recommend the manufacturer to change the packaging to a bottle that you can press and keep it pressed so the product dispenses constantly without having to keep on pushing/pressing the button.
I have had issues with my cat scratching and ruining my couches and mattress. I decided to trade Emmys stop scratch spray so I could do something about this nightmare in my home. Spray is easy to use the Emmys spray also smells OK to a human, but it is supposed to be repulsive to cats. As much as I love my cute Siamese Ragdoll cat, I had to spray the areas that I did not want her near. It did seem to work for several days but she did go back to scratching, so the spray does work it’s just you have to be open to using it every few days. And you really do not need that much. A decent product for the money.
This seems to work well to deter our cat from scratching the carpet on the stairs. The reason for giving 4 out of 5 stars is because the scent does not last and you do need to reapply often. (2-3 applications per day). Our cat also tends to scratch when the scent dissipates so it's not a great training aid for him but it's a good product, overall!!
This stuff is okay. A lot of people complain about the smell but I don’t mind it and it goes away after a few minutes. I caught my cat using my plant as the litter box so I’ve been spraying this on the pot and misting it around the soil and while I’m spraying my cat is curious but eventually leaves the area alone. Haven’t found it works all that well for the couch though
Bottle pump was broken so I rubbed liquid into chair. Seemed to work somewhat. Damage from cat may have been less with correct application. However I finally replaced the spray bottle with a fine misting bottle and have to say it applied very nice. I will update Bad packaging 1star Decent product 4star
We have 2 cats who enjoy laying on our new chairs and clawing at our rugs. After spraying this product, they were definitely deterred from anywhere we sprayed. It also smells great! My only issue is that we have to spray daily; I’m not sure if it was mentioned that it only lasts for the day it was sprayed, but if this doesn’t bother you, then I’d give it a try. The hope is that with habitual spraying, the cats will avoid the area all together, but that has lnt occurred for us yet.
I wasn't sure how strong the scent would be but it actually smells pleasant like herbs in a garden. It definitely reduced the scratching but didn't stop our cats completely. Requires to reapply the spray as the scent fades.