Save our sofa from our cat
July 26, 2012 8:26 PM Subscribe
New apartment comes with beautiful, expensive sectional couch. Our cat is a pro furniture shredder. Help.
posted by nerdfish to pets & animals (19 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
We've only just moved in, and I'm obsessed with protecting the sofa from our furniture shredding cat. To be clear: our cat loves nothing more than completely demolishing upholstery. I've never known him to use a scratching post. We have a spray bottle at the ready and I'm picking up a can of compressed air tomorrow.
I'm really concerned about what happens when we leave the house. So far we've been shutting our cat in our bedroom with his litter tray and water, but this isn't exactly a sustainable solution.
Soft Paws seem like an ideal solution, but in two attempts he bit them off immediately, with the exception of one.
My question: what can we do to save this sofa? If you've used Soft Paws, how on earth did you get them to stay on? I'm seriously considering putting a cone collar on our cat just to give the Soft Paws a chance to set.
It goes without saying that declawing isn't an option. Our cat is 5 years old, very smart and very active.