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Old 05-12-2011, 09:23 PM   #1
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Carpet Damage From Cat - Repair Ideas?


Well, the faithful furry feline has had his way with the carpet leading to the master bedroom. He was not a fan of having the door closed and began to scratch at the carpet underneath the door and well.... he won.

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Attached is a couple pictures of the area. The carpet is a semi long shag and is started to fray. Does anyone know of a good way to repair the damage? Would cutting it out and putting in a new piece work for a high traffic area? Would a piece of molding covering the damage do the job for now?

Hopefully someone has a good idea before I start hacking at the floor!

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An installer could take a leftover piece or cut a piece out of a closet and repair it. Not that hard to do with the right tools and skills.

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True enough. An installer can seam a piece to replace that damaged and stretch it back down in place. The problem is going to be getting someone out for such a small job I suspect. Cat going to be right back at it?
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No, we've learned to just leave the door open so it should be fine.

I haven't looked too much into hiring someone to repair it. But you raise a good point if someone will be willing to fix such a small area.
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is the cat the same color as the carpet?
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No, we've learned to just leave the door open so it should be fine.

I haven't looked too much into hiring someone to repair it. But you raise a good point if someone will be willing to fix such a small area.
Someone should be willing to fix it for a minimum. If they have a Kool Glide, it's an easy fix.
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Sounds good, I think I'll call around and see how it goes!
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Agreed. Not a complicated repair. You do have carpet that can be taken from the back of closet or scraps saved?

If not, you are going to have to gut and skin the cat and stretch the pelt instead of carpeting. And hope nobody notices the color difference.

Bless you for keeping cats clawed. In the US we still think it cool to declaw. As it should be, it is illegal in most other countries. If you love furniture and drapes so much. Pick a different pet.

Spikezilla was near 25 pounds of orange tabby once I slimmed him down. With a quality nail trimmer from the vet, not a piece of crap spring loaded thing from a box store, I could clamp him between my legs and hearing the choir from the depths of Hell and sensing unhappiness, get him done in a few minutes.

Something you should know? That you may not?

Cats grow claws in two directions. Obviously they grow the claws out but they also grow a layer up. Imagine if you had another layer of nail growing toward your cuticles. You would scratch to get rid of it too? This is why you find those cat claw shells around.

My clawed cats never hurt even very expensive furniture if I kept them trimmed. I gave them things to claw at like tree trunks and things in the kitchen.

Of course, like the OP, I caved and just let them into the bedroom. 25 pounds of cat head butting a bedroom door, over and over, destroys intimacy, I promise.
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Declawing is amputation. They take off the first joint. It's would be like cutiing off the part of your finger where the fingernail grows. Please don't do that to a pet. If you can't handle claws, don't get a cat.

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