Lady Z asked in PetsCats · 1 decade ago

How do I prevent my cat from entering my living room? I have no door and would prefer not to put one up.?

I just bought new furniture and my cat has a slight problem with vomiting from time to time. I'd like to preserve the new furniture as long as possible so while I'm at work, I'd like to prevent him from entering the living room. I tried using a shower curtain but, of course, he shredded right through that. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    you have no choice but to get a door to prevent your cat going on your living room...cats are very eager on something they want so it will be better to buy another furniture for your cats comfort.

  • 1 decade ago

    Whats a dog going to do?

    Cats are really determined there are sprays you spray around and its suppose to keep the cats from entering a room weither or not it works i have never tried it i suppose if a cat was determined enough they would just go anyway but maybe baby gates or place the cat in a room with a door as long as your only gonna be gone for a short time

  • 1 decade ago

    You could buy furniture covers. Cats are stubborn and will stop at nothing to do what they want. If you are only trying to keep the cat out while you are at work, what about locking the cat in the basement during the day.......or what ever area of your house you don't mind being vomited on.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Put wide masking tape or packing tape sticky-side up along the entrance to the living room.

    Also make sure there isn't anything that the cat would find interesting in the living room. Keep shiny things, yarn, etc. out.

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  • 4 years ago

    Buy & install an interior lockset-- they can be purchased for as little as 8-10 bucks. Easy enough to install and they have a keyed lock in the knob. The baby knob is a good idea for keeping little kids out but an adult merely has to squeeze the plastic sleeve to open the door

  • 1 decade ago

    You can try those decoritive screens, they are pretty and inexpensive. Thats what I had to do, I got one and now I use it more than just for the cat. (the wooden folding kind, wal-mart or pier one have them) At first I tried baby gates but my cats jumped over them, but you could get 2 or 3 of them depends on how high your cat can jump.

    Source(s): Vet & Animal Sciences Major
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    My friend puts blankets over her furniture while she's at work. The cat lays on the blankets. When they get furry or the cat throws up she throws 'em in the wash.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    YOu could stack baby gates in the doorway until it is all blocked to keep him out, but otherwise a door is the thing.

  • 1 decade ago

    I have a pet gate, my fat cat can't jump it, but younger cats can.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Screw your stupid furniture! It's just furniture! Why do you have a cat if wood and cloth is more important to you?

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