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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-01-2009, 12:22 PM Thread Starter
 
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How to keep my kittens from destroying my faux leather couch

Hi..I just need some help re saving my couch..My kittens don't really use them as scratching posts (they already have two that they love using)..The problem is actually when:

1. They're roughhousing with each other..Sometimes they use their claws and when they miss, they end up clutching at the leather..Thus, leaving some marks on it..

2. They try to jump from the floor so as to get to me..Being kittens, they still miss..And have to use their claws to keep from falling..

3. Very rarely, they will actually scratch on it..This only happens when they wake up and they find me sitting on the couch..They'll both join me..Fall asleep..And then wake up and try to scratch..

How do I stop this from happening..?..I didn't want to try using citrus scents because:

1. The couches are beside the litter box..I don't want them to be so overpowered by the scent that they refuse to use it..

2. I like it when they curl up beside me on the couch..I just want them to stop damaging it....Is that at all possible..?..
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-01-2009, 12:41 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: How to keep my kittens from destroying my faux leather couch

Oh right..
I do use a blanket but it's so thin, their claws go right through it..
Maybe I could also use a sofa cover with extra padding right..?..
Cool..
Thanks so much..
I'll definitely try that..
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-01-2009, 01:33 PM
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Re: How to keep my kittens from destroying my faux leather couch

Clipping the front and back claws will help or you could try soft paws as well.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-01-2009, 04:46 PM
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Re: How to keep my kittens from destroying my faux leather couch

You may have to get faux kittens!

Good luck - I hope some of these suggestions work.

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