One of our cats is an inside/outside cat. He came to us as a very skinny stray with his neck and one front leg stuck through the top of a Mason jar. DH cut him loose and this cat has not left our property since. He is neutered and he LOVES to be inside with us. But yet he LOVES to be outside too. He's one of those who wants to be out when he's in and in when he's out. Recently he has started to scratch and dig at the carpet at the front door and he has succeeded in pulling it up and even ripping some of the carpet out to where all you see is the bald underside.
What can I do to make him stop doing this?
We live in a split level and we spend most of our time in the downstairs family room. The front door is obviously on the ground level...so I do not know when he is doing it to do something as simple as spray him with water or shake a soda can of coins.
A cat door is NOT an option because we also have three full-time indoor cats who are front-paw declawed and, therefore, cannot go in and out like this one can. Plus we live in the country and don't want curious raccoons, possums, squirrels, mice, skunks, etc to come in...
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