You sit down in your office chair at home briefly and then head out of the house to run a few errands. Just when you're standing in the middle of the post office, you realize your pants are covered with cat fur, you smell funny, and there is a half dried-up cat treat stuck to your butt. Unfortunately, this is the cruel reality for cat owners that have a curious feline who loves to hang around in their office chair. If you have a chair in your home office that your cat just knows was put there for them, you will be glad to know these easy tricks to keep your chair off limits.
Invest in an office chair with leather or vinyl seat covers.
Leather and vinyl are often skipped by cat owners because they fear their feline will get frisky and scratch a rip right into their seat. However, good, durable leather or vinyl doesn't rip easy and is much easier to keep free of cat hair and clean than cloth materials. If you are truly afraid the cat will try to sharpen its claws on the chair cushion when you're not around, lay a piece of aluminum foil (which cats despise) over the chair seat.
Skip armrests on your office chair choice.
In most cases, if you raise a chair with arm rests up enough to hit the bottom of the desk, it still leaves a small space for your cat to hide out. If the chair that you choose for your office does not have arm rests, it means you can raise the chair up enough that the seat sits just beneath the bottom of your desk when you scoot the chair beneath. This can eliminate hassles with your cat using your chair as its primary resting/playing.grooming spot when you are not using the chair yourself. If you must have armrests, go with the detachable type that you can tuck away when needed.
Spray the chair with cat-deterring essential oils on a regular basis.
There are certain scents that cats are not particularly fond of, and these scents in the form of essential oils are consistently used to repel felines from things like furniture, garages, and other places they don't need to be. Pick up some citronella, orange, or lemongrass oil and dab it around your chair or mix it with water in a spray bottle to keep your kitty away.
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