Cat Chewing Cords: 4 Simple Hacks!
Why Does My Cat Chew my Cords?
Usually cats will tend to chew on cords because there is undying dental issue going on. If this behavior persists, I would immediately take your pet to your local veterinarian. It literally could be as simple as your cat is teething, or he just needs that perfect cat toy
Can My Cat Get Hurt From Chewing Cords?
Just like anything else, it can be very harmful for a cat to chew on your electrical cords! Not only is it bad for your cord it can hurt your cat! Do we all remember that movie from the 80’s? I have to say it was definitely a classic. I included a little clip below.
Why type of sprays can I use on my cords?
I would try to stick with something all-natural. You do not want anything that can harm your pet or you!
Is there things I can do for free to CAT PROOF my house?
Yes, Of course! Cats are very curious creatures, so if you can try to hide and limit any possibility of getting in the cords it will greatly help. I know this does sound easy, but it can truly be a task by itself.
One of first things you need to do is start organizing your cables. See what cables you actually need! If your anything like me, my cords kinda looked like the picture.
Now, this might seem like a very stupid thing to say, but you would be amazed how tangled up your cords get without you even realizing it!
How to Cat Proof Your House For Free
- Organize your cables
- Eliminate any unneeded cables
- Try to tie up or tape any lose cords
- Hide any cables whenever possible
- Make your own bitter lemon spray
4 Simple Hacks
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But there’s a catch,
Your design combinations only end with your own imagination! This is it is my all time personal favorite ways to stop your cat chewing cords! It is ingenious. I really don’t know why I didn’t come up with this myself. After browsing the internet one afternoon I came across this idea of taking normal Cord Mates, and making designs with them to keep your cat away from the cords.
So, literally with these things you can practically hide just about any cord from your cat.
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Tips For Applying:
- Shake well before each use.
- Hold bottle 4-6 inches from area or item you wish to stop your pet from chewing.
- Gently cover area
- Reapply when needed! No Messy Cleanup!
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Bitter Lemon Spray Review: I love that fact that this non-toxic and safe! If you ever have kids or any other pets in the house and worry it might hurt them it won’t! Its ALL natural! I try to use cable management cables wherever I can, and If I can’t I use this spray. It usually lasts for a few weeks, and then I have to reapply it. Once you get them trained not to chew on the cords you really don’t have to apply it much at all. Overall, Bitter lemon spray reviews are pretty good.
Do I have to mention again, It is MADE IN THE USA?!?!?! I can literally spray this on almost any surface I am having issues with and it will deter them from chewing on it, AND DOESN’T HARM THE MATERIAL!! This product is absolutely amazing. If you don’t have this you need to order it right now.
This stuff is contagious, the next thing you know, you’ll be cleaning your whole house! When I first got mine in the mail, the plan was just to just do the cords. The next thing I know I was doing the tables, sofas, chairs, and just about everything else. It actually smells pretty good too. One of the things I hate about cleaning is the chemical smell you get with some cleaners. It’s like you almost have to get a cleaner for the cleaner.
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J Channel Review: One of the benefits of using the J channels vesus the standard cord mate, is that you can fit alot more stuff in these babies. Along with the face these things are easy to run over a big distance. So I grabbed a couple of these and put them on the back of my desk to keep my cat from chewing on my cords. It works awesome. It was super easy to install, and you can literally cut it to almost any length that you it need be. It’s fairly durable too. One of the reasons I used the J channel over the regular cord mate is that you can fit alot more stuff into the J channel.
Let’s be honest,
the hardest part was untangling the cables.
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Cat Cable Clip Review: These are amazing. They use the 3m sticky backing which actually works. These things can go practically anywhere. I am using mine to hang lights on my back porch that my cats kept getting into. Now the cords are nights and neat and off to the side.
Tips for Applying the Cable Clips:
- Ensure the surface is clean. (This is a crucial step, which cannot be skipped!)
- Let the surface dry, you can also use some adhesion promoter if your cables are a little heavy.
- Once it dry go ahead and attach your cable clips.
If you apply most of these tactics, your cords should be safe!