How to keep your pets from scratching your sofa to shreds
November 25, 2017
Sharing your beloved furniture with dogs and cats can be disastrous sometimes. Pet owners usually prefer leather sofas and microfiber sofa beds for their distinctive qualities that keeps them looking great for years of time. The best sofa material for you should also keep up with your budget, cleaning expectations and pet’s habits.
Boo-Burys is so lucky that we are not experiencing these problems with our furry ambassadors – Madame Coco and Little Lion. They are such darlings and know the etiquette on using leather sofas and fabric chairs.
Leather and designer fabric furniture are usually the showpiece of any room. These statement pieces of furniture typically have soft sloped sides that are basically asking for your pets to scratch or chomp away on them! As pet owners it is infuriating to see your comfortable and luxurious sofa shredded by your cute and cuddly fur ball.
Nubby and knobbly textiles on vertical surfaces are the worst when it comes to attracting pet claws. It is best to not to tempt your pets with materials that entice their desire to file their claws. Loose-weave or looped upholstery usually gets the damaged the most. The best way to stop cats from scratching furniture is to have a tightly woven fabric like suede or an indoor-outdoor material that your cat will have a harder time getting her claws into and hopefully pray that the sofa will become much less interesting to her.
It is very difficult nowadays to find a sofa to fit your needs. Especially if you are within UAE bespoke furniture are hard to find. We at Boo-Burys, a western furniture shop located in Dubai, offers customized leather sofa that suits your aesthetic and practical needs. We offer wide arrays of leather and fabric to choose from. The sizes can also be altered depending on your preference. All our furniture is made in UK and built to strict UK fire and safety standards; with an increasing number of fires in the UAE Boo-Burys fire safety furniture is attracting more demand. With the addition of lifetime guarantee in our frames, our furniture is a rare product found in Dubai at an affordable price.
For people who are not ready for new upholstery yet, a good diversion would also work. Scratching posts and pet toys provide great distraction for pets, keeping them occupied and busy. Bound rope also presents an appealing scratch-able and attack-able surface.
Whatever you chose, always keep in mind that pets act usually on instinct and it is not their intention for you to weep tears of sadness for damaged furniture.