Dogs, when left alone, can get bored or frustrated; it is not unusual for us to be asked to repair leather or fabric furniture that has been scratched, torn, and in many cases had entire areas of leather ripped away (see gallery). This type of damage can almost always be repaired very effectively.

 

 

Cats invariably cause damage with their claws, be it during a mad moment of play or through the habit of using the corner of the sofa or chair as a scratching post. Depending on the type of leather, finish and extent of damage, these areas can at least be improved by sealing to prevent further deterioration, and re pigmenting to blend with the surrounding undamaged leather and in many cases the marks can be rendered invisible.