Cats may chew electrical cords because they’re bored or stressed, or because they just enjoy the texture. Chewing electrical cords is dangerous! Take the steps below to stop this behavior. Check each step as you take it until the chewing has stopped.
- Give your cat safe rubber objects to chew instead of cords. Try rubbing a rubber toy such as a Kong with tuna juice.
- Hide the cords, if possible, under rugs or strong tape so your cat can’t chew them. Or run the cords through hollow PVC pipe, cord covers, or empty paper towel rolls. Coat the cords with something that is safe but tastes bad, such as Bitter Apple, which you can find at pet-supply stores.
Source: The Humane Society of the United States