If you want to save your sofa from your cat’s claws (aka murder mittens) with effective cat scratcher ideas, you have stumbled upon the right blog post!
If you come here often, you know that I have a couch corner cat scratcher (more on mine below) that I love and now swear by. These things are super handy for cat’s clawing up the sides of furniture, but the best is cats absolutely love them! This post is all about wildly effective couch cat scratcher ideas that will save your sofa!
What Can I Put On My Couch To Protect It From My Cat Scratching?
If you are like me, you have asked yourself this question more than a few times. Kitty cats love to stretch vertical style, and what better place to massage their little cat claws than your couch? Especially if the fabric is a polyester wool blend. Oh my, look-out here comes Ms. Murder Mittens! But don’t worry, cats are so popular now, they even made us cat lovers, couch cat scratcher guards. YIPPEE! I have included all the details below.
The best solution to protecting your couch from your cat’s scratching and claw penetration is with a couch guard. The couch guards are usually corner cat scratchers that stand vertically to protect the corner of your couch. It acts as a cat magnet so your feline only goes to it for her stretches. There are so many to choose from nowadays, making it easy to match furniture styles. In addition to corner guards, there are couch protectors that cover the entire side of your sofa. These are usually clear plastic and act as a feline deterrent more than a scratcher. Lastly, there is deterrent furniture tape.
I personally prefer the corner scratchers because that is what Finnegan enjoys. He literally RUNS to the cat scratcher every morning to do his stretch, and looks over his shoulder to make sure he has an audience. It is a pretty cute routine.
So without further ado, here are the cat scratchers and couch protectors that will literally save your sofa (or cover up already damaged ones) that you need to have.
Lisa’s Top Pick
This is the exact one I have and it is still going strong after at least two years.
I consider this a top candidate for cat essentials!
It is super sturdy. Notice the plastic standing platform at the bottom which slips under your couch to keep in place. It is easy to move around but I just leave it at the corner Finnegan was most attracted to. Now the only the is attracted to scratching near the sofa is this corner couch scratcher. Purrfect!
For you handy people, Navaris makes one that is super pretty. I just like to keep installation simple, but this looks easy enough too!
Navaris has gone overboard on this but I am quite sure it is needed in some situations! See how the landscaped area covers the entire side of the couch, and also the corner part. My cat just enjoys the crust (corners 😉 but if you have a multiple cat home or over zealous kitty, check this bad boy out. It has wildly positive reviews on Amazon too.
If you are insecure about having an actual cat scratcher attached to your couch you might love this clear deterrent. It is not designed for cats to scratch. This acts more like a guard and your cat will not be attracted to it. I prefer an actual cat scratcher. Yeh, my cat pushes me around and it shows in my furniture, but whatever.
Tape is another option that will definitely deter your feline from your favorite sofa. The nice thing about tape, it works on any furniture. You can put this on chairs, recliners, beds etc.
These cat furniture solutions should get you pointed in the right direction. If you are interested in other topics that focus on cat themed furniture and other home solutions for creating a cat-friendly environment that you and your cat can enjoy, you might check out these blog posts too:
Until next time,
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