Cats have a well-earned reputation for curiosity. They like to jump up on and explore every aspect of their environment—including your furniture. Cats also have a natural drive to scratch, which can have negative consequences when they mistake the legs of your furniture for scratching posts.
There are a variety of ways to protect your furniture while also living harmoniously with cats. First, a pet sofa protector can help shield your couch from pet hair and stains. Placing one or more comfy cat beds on your couch can also encourage your feline to curl up in the bed instead of leaving fur all over your couch.
If your cat likes to scratch your furniture, take a look at our Cat Scratching Furniture Care Sheet and consider adding different cat scratchers in the room to divert your cat’s scratching habit to the right objects.
One final option might be to use cat repellents and deterrents. Many cat repellents use sounds or smell that cats dislike to keep them away from certain spots in the house. They can be effective if you want a cat to stay off the couch or stop spraying in inappropriate areas. For problematic scratchers, you can apply sticky tape to the places your cat likes to scratch. Cats do not like the sticky sensation and may start to leave those areas alone.