My girlfriend and I got a new place together a few months ago. I have some very nice leather furniture, and she has two cats. It’s been less than a month, and they’ve already scratched up an ottoman.
She tried spraying this cat repellant stuff on the furniture, but it doesn’t look like it’s helping at all. She even tried putting these plastic claw covers on them, but they just pull them off within a few days. We’ve also bought them several scratching posts, but they apparently prefer leather.
At this point, we’re out of ideas. Personally, I think we should just have them declawed. The way I see it, these are indoor cats. They NEVER go outside, so I don’t see the problem there. I’ll even pay for the procedure. I’m open to any suggestions, but I’m pretty sick of getting my furniture ruined.