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How do I get my cat to stop using the bathroom in my strawberry plants?

I have an outdoor cat who is as friendly as can be. The only problem is when she goes to the bathroom, she only goes in my strawberry plants. How do I get her to stop?

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Asked by msoderquist at 9:01 AM on Jun. 3, 2011 in Pets

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  • spray em with a hose everytime they get near it. lol

    Answer by notjstasocermom at 9:09 AM on Jun. 3, 2011

  • Feliway. A good pet store should carry it.

    Answer by CraftingMama at 9:18 AM on Jun. 3, 2011

  • I have tried all of them. My mom told me to use cayenne pepper powder on them and she says it works so I am going to try that

    Comment by msoderquist (original poster) at 9:22 AM on Jun. 3, 2011

  • Get the hose out like PP said.

    Answer by pookiekins34 at 9:31 AM on Jun. 3, 2011

  • You might try used coffee grounds.

    Answer by Keksie at 4:57 PM on Jun. 3, 2011

  • I saw this on the internet, I have NOT tried it, but plastic forks, prong side up.

    Answer by chaslee at 6:45 PM on Jun. 3, 2011

  • A squirt bottle. Or go to Fosters & Smith and get one of the sensors that emits a high pitched noise meant to deter pets from areas you don't want them in. Also? I'm not sure Pepper will work if she's not eating them.

    Answer by jandshyne at 2:10 AM on Jun. 5, 2011

  • I use a squirt bottle with about 1/3 vinegar and 3/4 water. This not only chases the cats off, but if you squirt the area they're using, it will kill the smell, so they're not as likely to come back.

    Answer by MissKathleen297 at 9:31 AM on Jun. 5, 2011

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