What to know about cat furniture and the cat tree
Cats are incredible animals and pets that can make lifelong friends and companions. They do have some less then exciting qualities sometimes however, particularly when it comes to their claws and it can be a very frustrating thing to come home and find drapes, furniture or other items torn to pieces because they dug their claws into them and scratched them up.
A great solution to this is to purchase for them a cat tree or other feline furniture, which is designed to help give them something that they can continue this activity on that also will not be destroying something important. There is a lot of these types of products out there in the market and it can be a little bit overwhelming sometimes when you are trying to decide which is the right one for your cat. There are a few things that are a good idea to keep in mind when you are considering one of these items, and once you understand these it can be an easy decision.
To begin with the important thing to keep in mind is that this is a place for your cat to have a safe and relaxing play to play, scratch and climb. You will want to make sure that it is secure and appropriately designed. This includes having poles that are covered in good high quality sisal, which is a specially created rope that actually expands further the more dry it gets. This is perfect for giving your cat something effective to dig his or her claws into.
With this in mind it is surprising that there is still one of the craziest ideas that still floating around in the market place for cat furniture. When you are buying something like a cat tree because your cat is ripping up your carpet, why would you want to have it covered in carpet? How do you expect the cat to distinguish where it is that it should be doing this activity? There are also others that will feature upholstery, which again is just confusing for the cat.
Although there is certainly no guarantee that using a cat tree or any other type of cat furniture will keep it from clawing up your other household items, there is certainly a better chance if you don’t make it more confusing.
In regards to the right and appropriate kind of material to use on these items there is a high quality fabric called faux that is very durable and washable so it will also last. The items that are covered in faux can last for years withstanding loads of abuse, whereas the items covered in carpet can be torn to shreds in a matter of months.