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Half of my cats have cerebellar hypoplasia and one is weak with FIV, which means they half jump/half climb to get on our bed. We just got a new bed (yay!) but need a new comforter/spread. Any suggestions on more durable ones, or fabric types, that are hard to ruin with claws/accidental scratching? I've noticed the new looser weave blanket we put on there is not faring well. Last one held up reasonably well, but still very obvious it had some "cat damage."
 

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I bought a comforter several years ago that is just wonderful. I saw the same fabric on a comforter this winter at jcpenny and it described as faux mink. I did not buy it as this time it was lined with a sheepskin like material which I know does not wash well.

The one that I have has shown no evidence of kitty claws and does not show hair. It really is a dream come true.
 

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we have an Indian silk one ( its a duvet cover over the down comforter) that ours have not been able to destroy, even when hubby plays his game where he moves his hand around under the cover and kitties try to dig and bite it out of there. They also love to lay on it, and prefer it over the cotton blanket. I got it in Bangalore, but you may be able to find one at an imports or Indian specialty store.
 

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The comforters I have are a made with cotten sheeting, as well as a quilt I made with cotton sheeting and polished cotton. So I can just throw them in the wash.

As you noticed, kitty claws might get stuck in the blanket weave kind.
 

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I have a quilt. It seems pretty indestructable as opposed to the silky comforters. I like the idea of cat stairs.
 

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patterned comforter

and whatever kind of comforter you DO get, probably best to get one with a varied colored pattern. then any holes or scratches or whatever are harder to see! :razz:
 

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the best I had for cat proofing was a quilt made out of heavy denim. It was handmade and HUGE not to mention heavy.. but cat claws did not show up on it and kitty hair didn't seem to stick too it. too bad it wore out over several decades of use (it was inherited and was used daily and washed a lot...) I so need to get another one made.
 

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I agree that denim would work altho it would be heavy.

I also agree that you could just get a cheap blanket and throw it over the comforter too.

I don't have a prob with mine tho. They don't want to sleep with me and when they do jump on the bed. I usually have my comforter flipped over so they're standing on the bedcover. If they do venture onto the comforter, I have no probs cuz I clip their nails frequently.
 
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