Some cats merely claw away at your furniture just to get your attention, Clawing is a natural instinct for your cat, Cats sharpen and strengthen their claws by clawing away at trees and unfortunately your furniture in your home.
I have had good luck with a scratching post that I keep sprinkled with catnip. Putting perfume on a handkerchief and leaving the perfumed handkerchief on your furniture seems to deter some cats. Cats do not like anything that makes a crinkling noise when they step on it. Aluminum foil or bubble wrap keeps some cats away from your valuable furniture.
If you play with your cats often they seem less likely to go on a destroying your furniture binge. Cats love attention and they do not like the feeling that they are being ignored. Your cat figures even negative attention is at least attention.
My cats like to play with a ball circle toy, catnip filled toys, balls and a wide variety of other cat toys. If your cat is not bored or ignored he is less likely to bother your furniture.
I have a cardboard scratching hammock that is sprinkled with catnip that my cats with claws absolutely love. I also have some hammock beds that have scratching post that are covered with burlap that my cats have worn out because they like them so much. I still have four left out of six hammock scratching post combinations beds.
There are companies that sell little plastic wraps that you glue on each claw until the claws grow out and then you have to replace them. I have personally never tried these. I have special claw clippers for trimming my cats claws if your cat will tolerate you holding them and clipping off their claws. Never trim your cats claws too much as you could insure them greatly or cripple them.
Keep your cat entertained and buy a scratching post that is sprinkled with catnip and always remember it is a natural instinct for them to sharpen their claws. I hope you and your cat will live in harmony for many years to come.
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