If you have a cat, you probably have the problem of the cat scratching up your furniture. Cats need to scratch. They do this to stretch their muscles and legs, leave their scent, and also help get rid of the old outside part of their nails. Here are a few tips to help you to protect your furniture from being ruined by your cat.
The first tip is to cover the area where your cat scratches with either aluminum foil or plastic panels. You can purchase these plastic panels made specifically to attach to your furniture to deter cat scratching. Even though this might not be the most attractive option, cats normally do not like to scratch on these textures.
Another tip is to try a scent deterrent spray. Spray the scent deterrent spray where your cat scratches. You may need to frequently reapply the spray to these areas.
The last tip is to make sure your cat has a few places where it can scratch. Offer cat-scratching posts where your cat hangs out the most. Also, try to get cat-scratching posts that are at an angle or horizontally. Cats tend to prefer these over the vertical cat-scratching posts.
These are just a few tips to help you to deter your cat from scratching up your furniture.