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sassy 01-31-2007 04:30 PM

Any advice on how to. or what to, use to keep...
 
...cats from using your flower beds as a litter box?

dementors_suck 02-01-2007 11:32 AM

Keep them inside?

Catrancher99 02-02-2007 12:31 AM

There are some sprays that are supposed to keep cats away from designated areas that you can get at most any pet store. How well they work and if they're safe to use on flowers I do not know. I'd go read the labels and try any that appear to be safe.

A-Rod's Mama 02-02-2007 01:49 AM

LOL-I don't think we can stop our cats from doing ANYTHING they want to do! But Good Luck!

4knowledge 02-02-2007 01:31 PM

Ceyenne pepper dusting around the plants every now and then. It works for squirrels, too.

itsmeagain 02-02-2007 06:35 PM

Cats have a high sense of smell, so red pepper sprinkled around can help. NEVER use moth balls (that is an old fashioned thing that people used to use) because the fumes off them are toxic to both cats and dogs and can kill them if inhaled. Or use hot pepper sauce sprinkled around on the ground instead of the pepper.

kf9as 02-02-2007 10:31 PM

Lemon peels (replace frequently), Rue plants (Ruta graveolens, an herb-- also attracts Black Swallowtail butterflies because it's a host!), cedar mulch, pine cones... lots of harmless things!

outdoorcat 02-02-2007 11:25 PM

Maybe what you need to do is to properly train them on the usage of litter boxes. or better yet maybe you can put up higher fences or protection for the flower beds to keep them off. Although I wouldn't recommend the hot pepper thing because they sneeze a lot becaus of it. You better go for lemon peels but be sure to replace them because the decay could be messy when left around.

hardtimes 02-03-2007 01:30 AM

let loose the dogs

dozber2 02-03-2007 04:30 AM

SHOT GUN just kidding sound groce but have another animal pee around the perimeter they think its another animal and will leave oh they also make a spray that you can but at pets mart don't remember the name of course but try cayenne pepper


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