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whats the best furniture for standing up to cat claws?



 
 
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Old June 19th 05, 03:05 AM
RobR
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Default whats the best furniture for standing up to cat claws?

my wife cant stand my left over bachelor looking black leather stuff,
and while the cats havent pierced it, its pretty scratched up. she's
wondering about microfiber, but the stuff im familiar with would
get destroyed in two seconds.


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Old June 19th 05, 03:21 AM
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RobR wrote:
my wife cant stand my left over bachelor looking black leather stuff,
and while the cats havent pierced it, its pretty scratched up. she's
wondering about microfiber, but the stuff im familiar with would
get destroyed in two seconds.


Maybe the real question is,

How do you teach the kitty not to scratch up things he is not supposed
to

If your going to throw the black leather out, maybe you could cut a big
peice off of it, especially where they've been scratching, then put
that onto a sturdy scratching post while they make the transition.

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Old June 19th 05, 03:39 AM
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RobR wrote:
my wife cant stand my left over bachelor looking black leather stuff,
and while the cats havent pierced it, its pretty scratched up. she's
wondering about microfiber, but the stuff im familiar with would
get destroyed in two seconds.


Microfiber or any smooth surface is good. Don't get anything that has
a nubby or scratchy texture as that will attract the cats. While
you're getting new furniture, why not invest in a nice floor to ceiling
cat tree?

Lauren

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Old June 19th 05, 03:43 AM
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Go to a pet shop and get some indoor cat repellant ans spray your furniture.

Java

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my wife cant stand my left over bachelor looking black leather stuff,
and while the cats havent pierced it, its pretty scratched up. she's
wondering about microfiber, but the stuff im familiar with would
get destroyed in two seconds.




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Old June 19th 05, 04:56 AM
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"PawsForThought" wrote:

Microfiber or any smooth surface is good. Don't get anything that has
a nubby or scratchy texture as that will attract the cats. While
you're getting new furniture, why not invest in a nice floor to ceiling
cat tree?


I'd imagine micro fiber has one bad trait and that is its inability to
self seal puncture holes. Such as from back claws that a cat launching
off could cause. Stab a needle in the fabric sample swatches at the
furniture store to find out for sure.

-mhd
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Old June 19th 05, 05:52 AM
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my wife cant stand my left over bachelor looking black leather stuff,
and while the cats havent pierced it, its pretty scratched up. she's
wondering about microfiber, but the stuff im familiar with would
get destroyed in two seconds.


Rob--my heavy couch scratchers quit after I bought them the
Alpine Scratcher. I have several. The cats like it better as it is on
a slant. It is $10-15 bucks at Petsmart or you can get it he

http://www.petcarecentral.com/cospetprodsc.html

There is a dangling mousie in the hole under the scratcher!
Catnip for rubbing on the pad is included and very potent!
You can buy refills as the mats wear down, too. Try it
before you get the new couch, see if they prefer it to
the old couch. You might be able to get them trained.


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Old June 19th 05, 12:00 PM
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the cats dont intentionally scratch the furniture, its just wear from their
rear claws when launching off the couches.

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my wife cant stand my left over bachelor looking black leather stuff,
and while the cats havent pierced it, its pretty scratched up. she's
wondering about microfiber, but the stuff im familiar with would
get destroyed in two seconds.




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Old June 19th 05, 03:47 PM
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I found that my cats won't even get onto my leather couch unless it is
covered with a blanket. Now the dog just loves it so I do keep a blanket on
the seat and one thrown over the back. We've had it for almost 3 years now
and I have maybe 3 tiny scratches that I have found so far. If I had my way
all my furniture would be leather. It just stands up better.

Celeste

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my wife cant stand my left over bachelor looking black leather stuff,
and while the cats havent pierced it, its pretty scratched up. she's
wondering about microfiber, but the stuff im familiar with would
get destroyed in two seconds.




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Old June 19th 05, 04:28 PM
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Mary wrote:
Rob--my heavy couch scratchers quit after I bought them the
Alpine Scratcher. I have several. The cats like it better as it is on
a slant. It is $10-15 bucks at Petsmart or you can get it he

http://www.petcarecentral.com/cospetprodsc.html


My cats love their Alpine Scratcher! You can get replacement pads for
it too.

Lauren

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Old June 19th 05, 05:56 PM
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the cats dont intentionally scratch the furniture, its just wear from

their
rear claws when launching off the couches.



Ahh, I see! We have a great thick blend fabric on our couch that
does not show any holes at all. In fact, a natural fabric or blend
with a looser weave (not totally smooth) might be what you want.



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and while the cats havent pierced it, its pretty scratched up. she's
wondering about microfiber, but the stuff im familiar with would
get destroyed in two seconds.






 




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