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Old 09-11-2016, 10:58 AM
 
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Originally Posted by MissVicki17 View Post
Check your cats for fleas. Somehow they know if they have fleas that the fleas can jump from the carpet to them. This is almost always the case when more than one cat is exhibiting the same behavior. Jumping from one piece of furniture to another to another avoiding the floor is a very good sign of fleas.
The thing is, if there are so many fleas in the carpet that the cats are afraid to walk on it, you have a much bigger problem that the cats avoiding the floors. I've had fleas get out of control a couple of times over the years, and had to do the de-flea routine. Not once did the cats ever refuse to walk/lay/sleep on the floors, even when the fleas were at their worst. So I'm a bit skeptical that is the problem.
Most carpets are full of chemicals, even when new. Add in various cleaning agents used by home owners, and there could be something there that certain cats might have and aversion to. On top of that, some cats are just not comfortable anywhere but high up. I wouldn't be so quick to blame the problem on fleas.
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