Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Saving Paws and Saving Couches with New FELISCRATCH by FELIWAY™ - Plus a Giveaway!

This post is sponsored by FELISRATCH by FELIWAY™

WAFFLES:  Hey Boss, are you about done with your holiday mani-pedi?


KATIE:  These things take time, Waffles. Meticulous grooming, cleaning between my toes and of course...LOTS of scratching on my post.


WAFFLES:  I'm an excellent scratcher. 


KATIE:  No kidding, Waffles. Remember those brown chairs at the Townhouse? You really did a number on them. You're lucky Glogirly loves you and your paws more than furniture. 

WAFFLES:  That was WAY back when I was a kitten. 

KATIE:  And unfortunately for those chairs, that was long before FELISCRATCH. 


This is BIG! 
Saving Paws, Claws and Furniture
If you visit our blog regularly, you probably already know we're big fans of FELIWAY™. We regularly use their spray, wipes and diffusers to help maintain peace and harmony in our home. When we heard they were working on a product to help cat parents deal with the common problem of cats scratching furniture, rugs and other home furnishings, our ears perked right up. 

Cats were born to scratch. They need to scratch. It's instinctive and natural behavior. Scratching helps to remove the dead outer layer of their claws, it allows them to mark their territory by leaving both their scent and a visual mark, and it helps them to stretch their bodies and flex their feet and claws. 

But it's also destructive and often frustrating behavior when furniture gets involved. The first step to solving this dilemna is to provide scratching alternatives in every room of the house you and the cats spend the most time in. We've got posts and scratchers in the bedroom, master bath, living room, dining room, office and even the entryway. But sometimes the best laid plans can still go awry. Sometimes Waffles and even Katie will scratch where they shouldn't. 

That's precisely where FELISCRATCH can come to the rescue. 


How to Use 
Each package contains 9 "pipettes" of the Feliscratch liquid. (3 sets of 3)


Separate and snip the small end with scissor and bend the u-shaped piece of plastic back.


Gently squeeze and apply the liquid in a thin strip along the length of the scratcher. 
And that's it! 

FELISCRATCH recommends reapplying once daily for seven days. (One pipette for each use) 
Then one pipette at the beginning of week three and one at the beginning of week 4. 



For the Science Geeks - Just How Does it Work???
FELISCRATCH contains 3 components that work together to make the magic happen-
1. Feline Interdigital Semiochemical (F.I.S), which are some really big words that mean quite simply, the pheromone from the cat's paws. Ths pheromone directs cats to scratch on the surface where the product has been applied.
2. Catnip, (great idea!) which contributes as an additional attractant to draw cats to the scratcher where the Feliscratch has been applied.
3. Blue colorant which provides a visual cue to provide a long-range attractant for the cat to investigate the scratching post.


Saving Claws and Saving Paws
We are thrilled that FELIWAY is taking a such a strong stand against declawing. In many countries, declawing is illegal. In our opinion, no matter how you look at it, it's inhumane. Imagine having all of your fingertips amputated at the knuckle just below your fingernail. That's very close to what happens when a cat is declawed. Sounds pretty horrific, doesn't it? Add to that the high propensity for complications, infection, chronic pain and behavioral problems like not being able to use the litterbox. 

Sadly, many cat parents just don't know what's involved in the procedure, or the pain and complications cats may live with for the rest of their lives. 

FELISCRATCH has launched a tongue-in-cheek campaign called Save the Couches. On the outside, it's light-hearted and humorous, but the overriding message is an important one and helps spread awareness by promoting an anti-declawing message. 

If FELISCRATCH can save even one cats paws, it's worth it. Our hope is that it will help save hundreds of thousands of paws.


How's it Working for Us?
We only started testing out FELISCRATCH a couple of weeks ago, but already have noticed it's making a big impact. In order to make a good comparison, we put a second scratcher in our living room a couple of weeks before we started using it. We wanted everyone to get used to seeing a second scratcher in the space. Then we applied FELISCRATCH to just one of the scratchers and continued applying daily for a week.  Lo and behold, the scratcher we applied it to has become the scratcher of choice! 

In addition, Katie has not been scratching the rug in that room (an occasional problem for her) and has instead turned her attention to the scratcher. Yay!


Where to Buy
FELISCRATCH is currently available on Amazon. (fast and free shipping for Prime members!)


Enter to Win and Be Among the First to Try Out FELISCRATCH
Three lucky GLOGIRLY readers will win a package of FELISCRATCH to try out in their own homes. Just enter via the Rafflecopter widget below. Though prizes can only ship to US addresses, we're opening the giveaway to our readers worldwide so that if anyone outside the US wins, they can gift their prize to a friend or shelter here in the US.

Good luck, everyone...and thanks for entering!


FTC Disclosure: This post and giveaway is sponsored by FELIWAY®, which means that we were paid to create and feature this content. Regardless of the payment received, we only feature products and services we use and/or feel would be relevant to our readers. 


30 comments:

  1. It is wonderful that it can help keep kitties from scratching the furniture. The Farm cats are pretty good about scratching where they are supposed to

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  2. This sounds really awesome! We are good about scratching the scratchers and not other things. Well Boodie claws the carpet sometimes, but my human doesn't care because you can't see the damage.

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  3. We've had some stress at our house the past few weeks. My sweet girl Coonhound, Kyoko, got really sick and despite everything the vet and I did, we lost her the day after Thanksgiving. I adopted a sweet little Coonhound pup (10 months old) a few days ago, and while my cats are okay with dogs, they are feeling stressed with the new dog. Megumi is just a pup and very energetic, unlike my Kyoko who was older. I think this might really help our cats - especially Arata and Kotoha, since they are the ones reacting to the new dog the most. I think redirecting that stress to their scratching posts would really help.

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  4. I have three different acceptable surface for the cats to scratch. They are all big and inviting. Leonardo always goes for them but Doppelgänger (bless his tiny head) has problems sticking to the program.
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  5. I have more scratchers than I have furniture but occasionally my two boys like the carpet or couch better. This sounds wonderful!

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  6. Since I'm looking to get new furniture, sounds like this would be perfect to make sure the cats use their posts instead of the couch.

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  7. We heard about this product and are curious about it. Anything that prevents declawing is a win in our book!

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  8. what a great idea!! mom says she may have to see about a flyer to put in our adoption kits for the rescue

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  9. This sounds like a great product! Our cats definitely love our couch, even with multiple scratchers in our living room. I'm definitely going to give this a try!

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  10. My three kitties would put this to the test.

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  11. We're big fans of feliway too, but you still can find us scratching the carpet much to the mom's dismay. This definitely might help!

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  12. He has scratchers but sometimes thinks the carpet or the boxspring are a good choice.

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  13. Yes, my kitties love to scratch my furniture and computer chairs.

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  14. This would be awesome to train the kittens!

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  15. This sounds awesome...maybe they will need less reminders from me about not scratching certain things!

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  16. Oh! I can't wait to try this. My favorite green chair is no longer my favorite green chair... the scratch deterrent sprays don't help at all.

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  17. One of my girls only wants to scratch wood, now cardboard or sisal which means scratched up dining room chairs

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  18. Wow! Z-girl wonders if this would help attract Coco to scratch something other than the rug...and even though Bessie and Lulu both love to scratch on their scratchers they too go to the purple rug at times. Maybe this would help...thanks for the information. Z-girl also loves Feliway diffusers for our multi-cat warehouse apartment!

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  19. That sounds pawsome. We're usually pretty good but there is one spot on the sofa that Allie seems to love.

    The Florida Furkids

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  20. Most of mine are pretty good about using the cat trees and scratchers. A few of them tear of the couch.

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  21. My cat likes to scratch furniture, and I"ve dealt with the issue by getting metal furniture pieces, so now she only has an ottoman to scratch up (which I'll replace when I move next). I'd be interested to see how this works at deterring the behavior.

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  22. I this this is a great idea! I would love to try it.

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  23. All three of my cats scratch. We currently have a torn up back of the couch because of them :/

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  24. I've used the wipes on the kennel Steinbeck travels in when he goes to the vet. They also have it set up in the exam rooms at the vet. Would love to try it on their scratching post. Great idea!

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  25. O goodness yes right at the base of our doors on our carpets :(

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