How do I keep my cat from shredding my furniture?
September 21, 2005 11:16 PM Subscribe
My girlfriend's cat has an incredible knack for destroying my furniture. I've got an opportunity to replace my uncomfortable fabric couch with a farily nice, comfortable, microsuede couch for cheap. I'd like to avoid having this piece of furniture become yet another unintended scratching post. What's worked for you?
posted by jimray to Pets & Animals (23 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
A few more things: I have zero desire to declaw this cat (he's old and fat, plus it's just mean). We have another cat (mine) who doesn't seem to scratch the furniture. If your answer is some variation of "just go with the flow, it's the cat's natural instinct" please don't bother -- I'm only looking for specific remedies that have actually worked, not a Zen koan.
Oh, and, thanks.