Pet Friendly Fabrics

Hi! It’s me Turbo and guess what?  This Sunday is mother’s day and I can’t wait, cause I have the best mom in the whole wide world.  She is the cat’s meow. Well except when she kisses me and calls me her little angel boy. YUCK.  I and my brother and sisters are working on her gift.  She is very busy so we decided to clean the house for her. We have been working like dogs. Won’t she be surprised. I just hope my sisters don’t let the cat out of the bag. Well on to business.  This week I thought we would talk about pet friendly fabrics.

I guess I got a little carried away with the cleaning!

Pet parents know that shedding, dirty paws, claws and hairballs can be very hard on fabrics and furnishings. There are many things that can help cut down on the wear and
tear such as wiping paws and drying coats when coming in from outside, bathing and brushing furbabies regularly, keeping claws trimmed and using a high quality food or hairball medicine. Regular cleaning, such as vacuuming and spot cleaning, will also extend the life of the fabric.

Certain coverings are more helpful than others.

Microfibers:  These highly durable synthetics come in many colors and are easy to care for.  Accidents can be wiped up with a sponge and soap and water.  Plus, these fabrics do not collect as much hair as others. (Speaking of accidents, I wonder what I should tell mom about the vase that I broke while I was cleaning the shelf above the T.V.?)

Slip covers:  This is a more relaxed look that can be washed or dry cleaned easily. (I love slip covers because I can crawl underneath them and it’s like a tent.)

Distressed leather:  It will get more patinaed with use.  Since it starts out distressed, you don’t have to worry about marks.  It does not collect hair or hold odors like fabric.  It is also easily cleaned with a damp cloth.  I would recommend buying a high quality leather that is thick if you have pets with claws.  If your furbabies likes to chew leather objects, don’t buy a leather couch.

Performance fabrics:  Two of the most popular performance fabrics on the market today are Sunbrella and Crypton.


Decorating with Sunbrella fabrics means that you can relax with kids, furbabies and even a dinner party with red wine! These fabrics are colorfast and unbelievably cleanable without sacrificing beauty or comfort. They are soft to the touch and come in hundreds of styles sure to please even the most discriminating pet friendly design guru.  Sunbrella is water and stain resistant and be cleaned with soap and water or even bleach.

Crypton pet solution fabric innovation is a true labor of love. Not only does it look great, it is strong, built-to-last and unbelievably resistant to troublesome stains, moisture, odor and bacteria. Imagine furbaby furnishings you don’t have to hide from your guests! (Of course my mom does not hide our furniture she just says if you don’t like cat hair don’t come over! LOL) Crypton pet solutions stay clean and never smell because nothing gets into a Crypton cushion. Since they are made from some of the highest quality fabric in the world, you can rest easy knowing your investment will last for years. (Unlike the drapes in our living room that I tested with my claws) With inspirations from acclaimed artist William Wegman all the way to Molly B., Crypton’s official Chief Operating Dog, who could ask for more.

Well I need to sign off for this week.  Timba is picking me up in the cat-veritable so we can go to the craft store to get supplies to make mom’s mother’s day card.  We are getting colored ink so we can stamp our paws on the card, and maybe we could even redecorate her bedroom with stamped pawprints.

Until next time remember the best things in life are furry. 

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