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Hide electrical cords behind furniture or curtains, or elevate them to keep them out of your dog's mouth. Your dog may like to chew, but putting electrical cords in his mouth can be more than a nasty habit -- he could be injured or even killed if he receives enough shock.
Step 4Apply an unpleasant-tasting compound -- such as hot pepper sauce or Bitter Apple -- to the cord.
Step 5Do not leave your dog unattended until he has completed training to leave the cords alone, and do not allow him access to the whole house.
For hiding wires in your office at home, use a concealed surge protector or cable box to keep your wires from becoming a distraction to your pets. Additionally, if your pets are small and not good at jumping, a cable tray may be a good way to keep wires out of reach. For hiding excess wires coming from your phone, computer mouse, or even dangling from your window blinds, use a Cable Turtle. If you can't get your cables off the ground in a tray or clip, and you can't wind it in a turtle or winder, there are numerous products on the market today that are made for covering household wires to keep your pet from chewing on them.
If you have no other choice but to run a wire across a floor in the open, there are cord covers for hiding and protecting wires from your cat or dog.
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Cats are less likely to chew cables compared to dogs, but every precaution should be taken to make sure cats are safe if they do chew. If the gap between an appliance like a fridge or is wide enough for a cat to slip down or into, then you need to take precautions to guard the relevant electrical cord and outlet. Rearrange your furniture to provide protection for hanging cords or cords that tend to move.
Consider using wireless technology wherever possible, confining the cords to the transmitters to protected or cat-free areas. Coil your cord up and place it in a small ziplock bag, then you can use a can of duster air upside down to "wet" your cable with the liquid.
An easy (and super cheap) alternative to all of the above solutions is buying cord management covers. If your cat swallows any pieces of cord, go straight to your vet; these pieces can become lodged in the cat's intestine and cause many problems. This version of How to Keep Cats from Chewing on Electric Cords and Chargers was reviewed by Pippa Elliott, MRCVS on October 23, 2015. Take your cat to the vet to make sure that there isn’t some issue with their teeth that is making them want to chew cords. There are methods to protect both him and electrical wires from the consequences of a poor decision.
A chew toy or rawhide bone can give his teeth the chewing relief he needs -- especially younger dogs -- but keep your power cords safe. This article will help you keep the interaction between your wires and your domesticated animals to a minimum.
It not only keeps your delicious, tempting wires and plugs away from your chomp-happy animals, but it looks nice and neat as an added bonus. Then you can laugh and tell your friends how your turtle is protecting your wires from your turtle, if you have a turtle. Split wire loom is an inexpensive and convenient way to protect your cables from unwanted chompers. These covers will not only keep your pet from chewing on your wires, but will also keep your floors safe and clear from any tripping hazards. Don't have any dangling light wires or extension cords in sensitive areas (under the tree, for example). De-energize unused circuits and ports to reduce the risk of electrical injury and block unwanted access.
Not only does chewing and biting damage the cords, but it can result in terrible harm to your cat, such as electric shock or choking. Every electrical item at cat level is a potential hazard, as are items the cat can reach and jump to. If you can create a charging station in a drawer, the cat will be unable to get at many of the smallest and most attractive cords.
It's the dangling that often attracts the cat; once taped firmly to a table leg or wall, the cord blends in and ceases to provide the same attraction.


If you can find a motion-detector toy that makes a noise as soon as it spots motion (for example, a frog that croaks), consider placing it strategically to go off every time the cat gets near certain vulnerable cords, such as under the computer desk. Cord chewing can be a sign of boredom, a sign of practicing prey hunting, or just a need to play.
There are some activities where cord movement is inevitable and it is probably best to keep your cat locked out of the room or space where you're using such appliances rather than risk chewing and the potential for electrical shock to both you and your cat, as well as the potential for a heavy item falling on your cat if the cord is pulled down too much.
Most bottles of canned air contain a bitterant to keep kids from huffing it to get high and the stuff tastes horrible. They are tube-like structures that are built for cable management, but work a dual purpose in containing all your dangling cords into a nice, neat, cat-proof container. Not only do they encourage the same chewing behavior, but they can be fatal to your furry friend if swallowed. Commercial products include "Chewsafe™" and "CritterCord™", which are clear, flexible protective cord covers infused with a citrus-scent to keep the cat away from the cord.
Use specialty products geared toward protecting the cords -- and your pet -- such as a cable turtle or cord cover, both of which hide the cords from your dog's access. If necessary, restrict him to one area of the house -- such as a portion of the kitchen -- where there are no cords as you continue training.
Bind these with cord clips and attach them to the wall, or to something sturdy so your pet can't paw at them or chew on them. Keep in mind, however, that this is typical for teething younger cats, and even the most devoted cord-chewers tend to grow out of it.
Yelling a loud "NO" or clapping your hands every time the cat goes near the cord is one possibility. With the foil tape, cats dislike the alkaline taste in their mouth and will refrain from chewing anything coated in the tape.
Another is to keep a water-gun handy for squirting your cat when it gets too close to places you don't want it going. If you suspect your cat may have swallowed a cord, you may want to have a vet look at it, just to be safe.
So, one option that won't get the ASPCA called on you is to use adhesive-backed cord clips for attaching your wires to furniture or wall surfaces.
You can even dig up a little sod from a yard that is not treated with pesticides or herbicides.
These are available in different sizes and are ideal for phone cords, lamp cords, and even computer cords. Be sure to let the applied substance dry completely before re-plugging the cord into the wall and you'll need to reapply homemade fixes periodically.



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