The instinct to scratch is hard-wired into cats, give them the tools they need to express this instinct and at the same protect the areas you do not wish scratching behavior
Scratch deterrent barrier tape helps to direct cats attention away from home furnishings
Invisibly protects home furnishings
Safe and effective scratching barrier
Easy to apply and remove
Dimensions (Overall): 18 feet (L) x 2 inches (W)
Intended Pet Type: Cat
Pet Lifestage: All Ages
Item Number (DPCI): 083-02-1103
The instinct to scratch is hard-wired into cats, direct your cat away from and protect your home furnishings with SmartyKat® Scratch Not™ Anti-Scratch Deterrent Barrier Tape. It easily rolls onto home furnishings to protect them from feline scratching. This safe and effective barrier is invisible and easy to remove from furnishings.
SmartyKat® toys, beds and scratchers are designed for the needs of your cat: Exercise, Hunt, Stimulation, Interaction, Scratch and Comfort without forgetting about FUN! Innovation and your cat’s need lead our design followed closely by safety and environmental concerns, our products are designed to child safety standards and we utilize environmentally friendly, sustainable materials wherever we can. All are backed by our 100% satisfaction guarantee, so pet parents can rest easy with SmartyKat® products! Read all packaging instructions, warnings and cautions upon receipt. Read all packaging instructions, warnings and cautions upon receipt. Packaging contains small parts, discard after opening.
It has worked perfectly. The white backing paper peels off to reveal a clear strip of double sided tape. I used this on the corners of my new sofa (because both of my cats immediately started going at it), and on a particular fabric box that my kitten has recently been clawing at to get inside. The cats have abandoned scratching the sofa, and I watched in person as my kitten stood up on her hind legs, leaned against the fabric box, sniffed it…and walked right away without even trying to claw at it.
This product works great! It is expensive but it has WORKED.
I was super disappointed when we purchased a new custom-order sofa and my 3-yr old cat, Edith, decided it was a good place to get her scratch on! I tried repellent sprays, but they made absolutely no impact. This tape did the trick! It is nice because you cannot see it when it is on your furniture, and it kept her from scratching! Plus it was super easy to install. Win-win! The only downside would be that the tape collects cat hair, so you have to replace often.
In all, this tape doesn’t do anything from keeping my cat away. My cat just pulled it up! If anything this tape just pulls off bits from my carpet. You’re better off getting caps for your cats nails to stop them from scratching they’re more effective.
This tape is a pain to apply and does not seem to have any effect other than annoying me. The "up" side is more sticky than the adhesive side and collects all manner of dirt. You really could just use packaging tape. I really wanted something just to set my mind at ease to cover the carpet edge around the door but this tape just collects all the hair and rips out the lose filaments in the carpet. I'm 100% sure the tape did more damage then the one day of inquisitive scratching. Oh, and the cat is entirely unphased by the tape. Take it, leave it, there's not opinion there.
I was excited to finally try this product, but unfortunately a little disappointed. There isn’t much tape on the roll, which provides very little coverage. I was only able to use the tape on one dining chair, and it covered about half (used clear packing tape for the rest). The cat scratch tape is much more efficient to apply, but isn’t very economical. For the price of this product, it is a better value to purchase the packing tape, double sided fabric tape or something similar. However, the tape DOES work beautifully to prevent the cats from getting fur all over the chair, or using it as a scratching post. This product works best for someone who has only a small area to cover.