Firstly, please don't suggest disposing of the cat as that is not an option.
The damage consists of a few puncture holes and small triangular areas where
the top surface of the leather has been lifted off. It looks like it could
be stuck down again with some kind of glue and then a bit of shoe polish or
something similar should hide it. Any ideas what kind of glue to use, or any
other suggestions on how to repair the damage?
Can't recommend a glue for you, but be very careful if you use something
like shoe polish to hide it, cos it can come off onto lighter coloured
fabrics for ages afterwards, specially given that the polish will
presumably be worked into the gap around the repair and the more
absorbant stuff under the shiny top surface.
I always believed that cats did not DELIBERATELY damage leather furniture
in the way that they do to fabrics ( using it as a scratching post ).
Thats why I bought a leather suite . Its probably happened when the cat
has jumped up on the furniture .
Make sure that your cats claws are trimmed back . Go to your vet and buy a
pair of clippers and ask them to show you the correct way to trim the
claws - in other words,watch for the blood vessels in the claw .
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That's what we thought, but for one of our cats it's not the case. This cat
is usually kept out of the lounge unless we're in there as she has attempted
to do this before but we've stopped her just in time.
You appear to be confusing trimming claws with declawing and you've also
snipped the bit about being sure to watch out for the blood vessels which made
it perfectly clear what was being referred to. I presume you clip your
fingernails? A cat's claw is no different. I do my three cats claws every
couple of weeks.
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On 13 Feb 2004 22:07:11 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org (Dave Baker) wrote:
Not really, they achieve similar effects (although I agree declawing
is by far the more barbarous). Cats need their claws to fight,
escape and climb. Whether trimmed or declawed if they are allowed
out either procedure severely limits their ability to escape or
defend themselves. If you have cats which live indoors all the time
it is somewhat different. For a roaming cat either procedures
carried out by a Vet is considered by the RCVM to be professional
The physiology of cats claw is entirely different. The cats claw
does not grow as a primates nail does but in a laminar fashion. The
only time any form of treatment is needed is if it is kept indoors
all the time with no access to somewhere it can scratch to delaminate
the growing claw.
No. If I knew I might have tried on our ancient hide chairs which were
re-textured by two tiny, ridiculously fluffy, lumps of fur with the sharpest
needles possible hidden among the fluff.
Their owner (a son) didn't keep them long ...
A friend who works with leather suggested "Copydex" glue for simple
repairs, and it does seem stick leather to leather quite well, whilst
Used it to fix a small rip in a leather computer-type chair, by sticking
a patch under the split.
For the holes, there is a leather filler (and dye) for the harder type
leathers, like those sound in car seats, but I don't know if it would be
any good for the soft "Italian" style leathers that most modern sofas
seem to be made of.
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