Cats sneak everywhere. Even below the chairs when possible. In short, if you are reading these lines, it is because you have already surprised your cat by sleeping under your recliner.
It’s an all-too-common occurrence when your cats have figured out that small space between the floor and the chair. While it can be a little bit of a nuisance, there are several ways to prevent your cat from going under the recliner.
Of course, the best way to keep a cat from going under the recliner is to close underneath space. But there are also other ways to resolve the issue. In this article, we’ll explore our three favorite solutions.
In addition to outlining them in detail, we’ll also explain what each one does so you can make an informed decision when selecting which one is best for you and your feline friends.
Best Ways To Keep Your Cat From Going Under The Recliner
Keeping your cat away from the bottom of the recliner can be challenging. Luckily there are some solutions to how to do it in the best ways.
- Cat Deterrent Spray
We’ll start with a standard product you can pick up at any pet store – the cat deterrent spray. These sprays are housed in bottles with a screw on lid and are designed to repel cats and other animals. They come in different scents, some of which you’ve probably already used (such as flea spray). However, most use some type of pepper spray (usually based on capsaicin) to deter the animals from going under the recliner.
- Packing Items Underneath
For example, if you place some boxes underneath your recliner, most cats will have a hard time getting there. You can also put something like a rolled-up blanket or a towel under the recliner to prevent a cat from getting underneath and under your furniture. On the other hand, your recliner obviously will stop rocking.
- Use A Recliner Cover
One of the easiest ways to stop your cat from going under the recliner is by covering it with a protective cover. There are a few of these on the market, and while they don’t always work, they are certainly a step up from using a spray.
They can be used for any type of furniture – even for your couch! The covers are made from a durable material that will keep curious cats from going under your furniture. Some things to look for in these covers include dual zippers, Velcro on the flap, and the ability to fit over the recliner’s frame. In addition to protecting against small animals, these covers will also protect if your cat decides to get caught between the furniture and the cover during playtime.
Recliners are not safe for pets. If a pet jumps on a recliner, it can cause the chair to tip, causing injury to your dog or cat. Therefore, recliners should be handled with care around pets. Placing sheets over a recliner will reduce the risk of injury to your pet if they happen to jump onto the chair.
The best material for a recliner is anything that is easily cleaned and durable. The last thing you want is to clean up cat hair all day. So, for example, cotton or polyester are all excellent materials for covering furniture due to their durability. And they’re also easy to clean since they resist stains and most other wear.
You can avoid damaging furniture with holes from your cat’s claws by using one of the three most common types: cotton, polyester, or microfiber.