Having a home office can be a major benefit, but having pets can cause some issues. If you have a cat as a pet, you know how hard it can be to keep them off of your furniture. Because of this, your home office furniture could fall vulnerable to the scratches and marks that can come from being a cat-parent.
However, it can be possible to have a home office while owning a cat. The first thing to keep in mind is that cats need plenty of space to be a cat. This means room to run, jump, climb, and scratch. If they feel limited in their space, they will turn to your furniture to entertain themselves. To prevent this from happening, be sure to give your cats plenty of space to roam.
Even if your cat has plenty of room, they could still have their sights set on your office furniture. Because of this, look for furniture pieces that have protective finishes on them. This will help to prevent damage from occurring should your cat jump onto your desk or chairs. You can also keep a scratching post along with some toys in your home office to help distract your cat from your office furniture.
If you are extremely worried about damage occurring on your furniture, work on keeping your office door closed. You can also look for used furniture pieces rather than brand new pieces. This means that subtle scratches won’t be as devastating if they occur on a piece that wasn’t as expensive.
Your cat is a member of your family, so don’t feel as though you have to choose between them and your home office.
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