How to stop your cat or dog chewing chargers and electrical cables/cords/wires
Do you often catch your cat, dog, rabbit or other four-legged friend chewing your phone or laptop charger? Are you trying to find a way of putting a stop to this?
This can be quite a common problem for pet owners – some animals have no interest in chewing cables whereas for others it’s a bit like an addiction.
As well as the chewing causing severe damage to the power cables this can also be very dangerous for your pet as they could get a nasty electric shock.
Here’s some top tips for you to try:
- Disguise the cords and make them scented
You can purchase fabric to wrap around the cables. Not only will this material keep your cat or dog away it also keeps your cables neat and tidy. Say goodbye to tangled cables!
CritterCord is a great product to keep your cables safe. Its citrus scent will be enough to keep your pesky pets away.
This is a safe and non-toxic spray to prevent pets from chewing and interfering with objects you want them to stay away from. Its a versatile spray and can be used with any animal such as cats, dogs, rabbits and ferrets.
Entertain your pet
If your pet is biting cables this can be an indication of boredom. Ensure your pet has plenty of toys to keep them entertained. Cats love chasing laser beams and getting their claws into scratching posts. They also like cardboard boxes and cat nip. You could see how they get on with cat grass as this will give them the satisfaction of chewing and another benefit of them eating grass is aiding the removal of furballs.
If you have an iPad there are some great games you can download for your cat. Watch them get excited as they play and tap away. Check out our the blog on top apps for cats!
Catit offer a great range of products and toys to keep your feline friends amused. (Photos below are from the Catit website).
Remove unused cords
- Unplug and put away power leads for any appliances you don’t use.
- Avoid having leads dangling or on the floor, try to attach them to furniture or the wall. Pets love squeezing into confined spaces and this means they may even have secret access to a stash of cables which they’re nibbling their way through and you may not even know about it! Get behind your TV, fridge, freezer, cupboards, units and bookshelves etc.