Its little stubs are just stiff enough to provide the texture that she likes. Make them comfortable add favorite small blankets also looks like sheep fur got them at petco and the posts you should have no more issues if they have several post to scratch they won’t need your sofa good luck. My one boy is 14 pounds so he broke a hook went an ordered heavier hooks to add to the hammock. but my entire home is black furniture and black area rugs so I never had any issues with discoloration- would be interested to know if that’s an issue for those with light rugs. This is such a good idea! They’re made of velour, which is a mass produced, cheaper to create alternative to velvet. Your email address will not be published. But all around wrap around. You may need to reapply the scent deterrent once it … It is totally cat proof and because itâs not a light colour any stains are easily cleaned. That way they’re easy to take off to wash whenever they get dirty. I had chenille, it did NOT hold up well at all. (Pink chair image credit: The Pink House.) While this is typically hard to do, toys like these that allow cats to play by themselves make the job one heck of a lot easier. It sounds to me like you ended up with cats that like to scratch leather. IKEA needs to get on this, because a lot of us would buy them. I think when they go outside, they expend their outside energy and come back much more relaxed and at peace and not needing to scratch anything. Give him other things to scratch, and make clear that the reupholstered chair is Not For Kitty. Cushion covers un -zip and wash like a dream.. My Cat does not scratch the sofa but her little claws have made a few small pulls,, but not bad for a 700,00 sofa over 10 years old now.. She did however love my pleather computer chair,,, did not hold up well ð Personally i will always opt for the microfibre. This is essentially a large swatch of double-sided tape that you can place over the corners that your kitty likes to scratch. Coincidentally, I just found two stray male kittens and am currently taking care of them. If your cat is scratching your couch because she is feeling stressed, Feliway can help. When Iâm saying is I refuse to keep buying furniture because my cats are destroying it. Chandler Elmore of Kuni Furniture had similar advice on choosing furniture that “holds its wear well,” although he was less positive about leather. ANIMALS FIRST !!!! Welcome to KittyClysm - a blog for cat lovers & kitty keepers. There are a slew of cat scratch furniture protectors on the market. Some kitties are like that. Maybe: But I Think It’s Important to Train Pet Cats. Thank you so much for sharing this tip, I think I may actually give it a try, especially since I know one of my cats to absolutely dread the smell of citrus (especially oranges!) They were so comfortable. We have a soft leather lounge and our cats have scratched it. Ann Catanzaro cat fantasy story gift books, How to Catify Your Home to Welcome a New Cat, Kittens in Your Future? They maybe work in the leather upholstery field or really don’t have a clue. Free shipping in modular boxes, easy to put together, and even includes a built-in USB charger! Velvet works great! The higher quality the microfiber, the better it should hold up to scratches, but unfortunately, my guess is it won’t be very easy to tell which microfibers are better than others (I know I can’t tell!). Chenille fabric sofa around a cat?? Otherwise, if I wasn’t doing that, I would just kill them. Let me know. Driving with Cats: Ours for a Short Time. They have to be easy to get on and take off and machine washable. ð. If you’re in the market for new upholstered furniture you’re in luck, because velvet is definitely having a trendy moment in the spotlight. Nothing for the cushion. haha. (White so I can use bleach if needed.). correct stimulation and alternatives for scratching. The rest I leave to a higher power. I am also wondering about the Sunbrella fabric. And here is a leather couch and metal tables. I bought a high leg recliner a year ago that was upholstered in a fairly open weave. My favourites in terms of what I own? I took 2 of my old sofa cushions,the chenille,left them on floor around sofa and and put down cardboard cat scratcher next to them. “The best fabrics are ultrasuede and leather, because a cat cannot claw into these,” Juneja said. Velvet doesn’t work great! Hi Amanda, I too, would LOVE to know what you used for fabric? It’s what they learned when they were little in order to survive. Finally went to leather, Foster’s claw marks still there. The poor thing is not going to hold up to scratches, I can tell. It is a good idea to get various types of scratching posts that the cat can fully stretch out it’s body on. Google Luke fabric, or Luke upholstery, to have a better idea about what she was referring to. Can you pick furniture that cats won’t scratch? Good luck, and so glad your leather lazy boy couch held up! I have six different tall well made posts throughout the house but they prefer the cheap corrugated cardboard scratch toys. One of our cats, Veronica, begs to differ regarding leather sofas as she looooovves to scratch the sides of them constantly. The cat almost never touches the new fabric, instead continuing to prefer the scratching post next to the chair. I’m not trying to say that microfiber is 100% cat-resistant, but it’s pretty close and by far the best material to last the test of time with cats. Unit Cost $ Check price (29.99+ reviews) Scratch guards, sticky strips and couch covers are the basic things you need to have to make your daily life easier when you’re living with cats. They are like scratch posts on steroids, yes, but they’re also simultaneously cat beds, and in terms of being used as cat beds, these two cat trees get use from all my cats, for many, many hours in the day and night. He pointed out that the “absolute worst materials for furniture” include chenille, velvet, wool, linen, silk and tweed. It is amazing what you can find on these new local marketplace apps like Facebook, Letgo and Nextdoor. |. Hence, in my opinion, while it still makes the cut, it does just barely, and the other three couch materials are by far superior and in a way higher league than microfiber when it comes to fending off the cat owner daily struggles. Sean Juneja, co-founder and CEO of Decor Aid, offers this tip: Look for fully upholstered pieces with wood or metal recessed legs. I have a “pet friendly” Joybird couch. A cat actively clawing at the furniture is one thing, but just a cat jumping or walking (or running) on leather will cause punctures/damage. And the legs of wood kitchen and dining room chairs. After starting a claim to get my furniture replaced, I’ve learned that there are a TON of different grades of leather, a consumer really needs to be “knowledgeable” on leather …..I’ve just learned the hard way since calling the company. Cats need to scratch - give them options sisal scratching posts work well for mine. Thank you for helping fellow cat owners with your personal experience, it really helps navigate the strange situations cats can put you in! Maybe someone else already has? Both my cats are outdoor cats, meaning they’re outside about half of their time or more (not half a 12-hour day, half a week). Fond of my fluffies? Check out all the other blogs I pen & photograph. Very shiddish & hides alot. The cats were for my daughter, and while I love them, they are more destructive than I expected. Our once very feral cat only comes out to socialize at night when we are sitting watching TV. 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