Cats can make great pets, but they also can wreck havoc on your furniture. Clawing can cause irreparable damage to your chairs. Shedding can turn your once beautiful dining room into a mess. So what is a good cat owner to do?
Create a pet-friendly space
If you cat has turned your dining room chair into its favorite lounger, try to encourage it to relocate to other areas of the house. Place catnip in the locations that you want your cat to use. Provide scratching posts and attractive toys so that your cat will want to stay there. Then reward your cat with treats when it uses the scratching post and stays out of the designated area.
Cover your furniture
Make sure to cover your upholstered chairs so that your cat cannot claw or scratch them and so that its fur does not stick. Even leather chairs can benefit from protection, as claws can leave permanent scars in leather. SmartSeat Chair Protectors are a great way to cover dining room and kitchen chairs: they are machine washable for easy clean up and are made from a durable fabric that can help protect furniture from clawing.
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