Here are a few tips to avoid damaged furniture:

  • Buy or make a cat scratching post. Most times cats are content to scratch this, and nothing else. Often times previously used scratching posts are even more desirable to cats, so consider buying a used one from a thrift store, or even
  • Keep your catís nails trimmed to an appropriate length (be sure not to hit the blood vessel in each nail)
  • Place double-sided tape on surfaces that you do not want your cat to climb on. They dislike the sticky texture and will jump off. Eventually you can remove the double sided tape as they will know to stay away.