1. Cat-Friendly Fabric
2. An Appropriate Color
3. No Sharp Edges
4. Nothing with Wooden Legs
Cats are instinctive creatures. Many of the instincts that help them to survive in the wild are present in domesticated cats today. One such instinct is claw sharpening. Cats love to dig their tiny talons into wooden chair and table legs. They do this to keep them sharp, but also to keep them clean and free from infection.
If your cat doesn’t have a dedicated scratching post in the house, your furniture will be as an attractive alternative. Your cat may view your furniture as an attractive sharpening tool if there isn't a scratching post in your home. Buy one, and place it near your cat's bed.
It’s not just legs that are at risk, though. Any type of wooden furniture is a potential sharpening tool in the eyes of a cat. Think about where you’ll position these items when they’re in your home. Hide or obscure wooden elements where possible, and ask yourself: Is there a way of restricting access to wooden furniture?
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