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I have a 3 year old Tabby, that will not use a scratching

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Hi!!! I have a 3 year old Tabby, that will not use a scratching post, or cardboard scratcher. I have tried, placing catnip on the scratcher and the cat just rolls on the
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 year ago.

Hi Jennie, thanks for your question.

I'm sorry you're hear about your frustration with your kitty. Can you tell me if you're just trying to get him/her to scratch the post? Are you more concerned about her finding a positive place to scratch (so she doesn't scratch the furniture) or is something else intended? The more info I have the better I can help you. I'll have a reply for you shortly after your response.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I live in a rental apartment, and I am actually seeing pieces of the carpet pulled out in the places she scratches.
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 year ago.

Is the outside of the scratching post carpet, by chance?

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 year ago.

Hi Jennie, just checking in to see if you need need further assistance with your cat not using her scratching post.