Cat repellents can help cat owners to keep their brand new furniture in a good shape, with no scratches on the leather or any other material the furniture is made of. You can also use a cat repellent in places where your pet is not supposed to be (for example on the book shelves or maybe on your bed). Sprayed repellants can be used around plants that may be poisonous for your four-legged friend (or when you don’t want a flat houseplant on the windowsill). There are also cat repellents which use ultrasounds. But not only cat ears are sensitive to ultrasound. Many other animals, such as moles, can hear these frequencies. If you don’t want other animals to be on your property, e.g. in your garden or on the porch, you can buy an ultrasonic repellent and place it wherever you need to keep them away. You can spray the area with a cat repellent, so your cat will finally give up and stop scratching your coach or other furniture. You should pay attention to the ingredients – they should be as natural as possible, because otherwise they might poison your cat. A repellent spray can also be used when you train a kitten and you teach it where it shouldn’t jump on. On the internet you can find pet-safe repellents that are motion activated – those solutions can work on the roof or in the basement, where you usually have to deal with rats and mice. It mostly depends on your needs and your cat’s (or cats’), because not every repellent is going to work on all animals. Sometimes the smell is attractive to pets, so the effect is rather the opposite than it should be – cats hang out on the couch even more often. Peppermint oil is a common ingredient in such sprays. It is safe for pets, and the smell is nice for you, but irritating for cats. Usually you can use the same product indoors and outdoors, so there is no need to overpay and buy two different repellents. If you are looking for a cat repellent that is safe for animals, you can read the ranking, which you can find below.
The 5 best cat repellents
5. Pet MasterMind Claw Withdraw
If the main problem with your cat or cats is that they constantly scratch your furniture with their claws, this product may help. This spray is based on a herbal blend (astragalus and rosemary). The smell is not pleasant for your pets, so your belongings can stay safe and nice-looking. Although the bottle is quite small (only 4oz), it’s working very well. However, if you need something more cost-efficient, there are more options in this ranking.
4. PetSafe Indoor Radio Fence for Cats and Dogs
If your pets don’t like ultrasound, you can try the PetSafe indoor ultrasound repellent. It should work both on cats and dogs, so you can place it strategically (for example in the living room or in the kitchen). If you want to protect certain areas at your home, this repellent should work – the electronic barrier protects an area of up to 10 ft. radius. The device is safe for your pets, so you don’t need to worry about their hearing. If your cats tend to jump on cabinets etc. you can keep it in there, or hide it somewhere else, e.g. under the table.
3. PetSafe SSSCAT Spray Pet Deterrent
Another spray in this ranking. This is a spray that is made completely out of natural ingredients. The difference in comparison to the first one in this ranking is, that the PetSafe SSSCAT is motion activated. When your pet is going to a place, where it shouldn’t be, the spray activates. It can be placed on the countertop, where cats usually like to sit. It requires 4 AAA batteries (which are not included, so keep that in mind before buying this product). There are a few setting available, so you can change it whenever you want and need to.
2. WINWISH Ultrasonic Animal Repellent
This is an ultrasonic animal repellant which can be mounted on the wall or placed on the ground. It has five different modes that repels not only cats, but also other animals such as birds, bats, groundhogs, raccoons, badgers etc. The first four modes work on certain animals because of the ultrasound frequency. The fifth mode is the most universal, and it repels all of the listed animals, because the frequency is variable, and the lightning is strong. The device is green so it camouflages itself outside. The repellent looks like an owl with two big eyes – the eyes have built-in LED-lights. You can control the volume of the audible alarm control.
1. Mighty Mint Rodent Repellent
Last, but not least – the Mighty Mint Rodent Repellent. If you are looking for a spray that is safe for your pets, you might be interested in this repellent. The base ingredient in this case is peppermint oil, which is a natural extract that your cats probably won’t like. You can use the product at home (in places where your pets are not supposed to be, or they ruin your furniture), or in other areas such as a garage, basement, attic, or even in a vehicle. One bottle contains 8oz of the concentrate. You should repeat the process of applying the product every two days. This spray, unlike other artificial sprays, smells really good, so it doesn’t irritate your nose. Choose your favorite repellent and keep your furniture safe from sharp claws.