Reach for the stars (and scratch a little when you get there)! The SmartCat Ultimate Scratching Post has a 32" post height that allows cats to get a full stretch, tone their muscles, and mark their territory without clawing walls or curtains. It's covered in a fibrous woven sisal that won't snag nails like carpet-covered scratch posts.
Sturdy 16" x 16" base keeps post from tipping and wobbling.
32" post height allows your cat to stretch vertically while using the post (important for territorial marking purposes and for toning muscles).
Fibrous and durable woven sisal naturally inspires scratching and relieves cat's stress without snagging cats' nails.
Attractive and neutrally toned to fit in with any home decor.
Assembles quickly and easily with two included screws.
Place the post in a room where the cat spends a lot of time. Cats often like to stretch and scratch when they wake up from a nap.
To introduce the post to your cat try using catnip as a lure. (For most cats a lure is unnecessary, but fun.) Rub catnip onto the sisal material and call the cat over to the post.
Scratch your nails along the surface of the material. This will attract the cat and at the same time teach him where to scratch.
After your cat begins to scratch, praise him and give him a food treat. (Small kittens can be trained to climb the post by showing them food treats and placing it at the top of the post.
If your cat has already been scratching a piece of furniture, place the post directly in front of it.
Temporarily cover the previously scratched areas with a few strips of double-sided carpet tape or clear double-sided tape strips that are designed for this purpose. This will help redirect your cat’s scratching activities to the post.
Rosy was using an accent wall covered in grass wallpaper as her scratching post. I tried multiple scratching posts/items, but she showed no interest in them. THIS post was a last resort purchase, and I'm thrilled with it. With very little encouragement (in the form of Temptations treats), she quickly decided to use it as her go-to scratching choice instead of my expensive wallpaper. Tip for training: I put a few treats on the top of the post and let her know they were there. She had to climb the post to get to them (it's a little too high and the top is a bit small for her to jump up on) After a couple climbs, her natural instincts took over and she realized on her own it was good for more thanRosy was using an accent wall covered in grass wallpaper as her scratching post. I tried multiple scratching posts/items, but she showed no interest in them. THIS post was a last resort purchase, and I'm thrilled with it. With very little encouragement (in the form of Temptations treats), she quickly decided to use it as her go-to scratching choice instead of my expensive wallpaper. Tip for training: I put a few treats on the top of the post and let her know they were there. She had to climb the post to get to them (it's a little too high and the top is a bit small for her to jump up on) After a couple climbs, her natural instincts took over and she realized on her own it was good for more than just a treat dispenser.… more
Heavy duty cat scratching post
on Feb 19, 2020
The facility where I adopted my cats had these scratching posts throughout, and swore by them. They even had a photo of it and the brand name on the take-home information they provided. I decided to go for the gold rather than mess around with less expensive ones. This is a top-notch scratching post, well made and heavy duty. My cats use it and so far (4th week in) have yet to scratch my furniture or rugs, which makes it worth every penny. My daughter got a cheaper one for her cat, which promptly set about destroying a very expensive sofa.
Not sure about it yet
on Jan 27, 2020
It has been over a week and l can’t get my cat to use it. I have scratched my nails on it daily while he watched but he so far is not interested in using it. I have even tried rubbing his paws on it but he is still not interested. I am sure he knows it is a scratching post because he is a smart cat. I am not sure why he doesn’t want to use it. Even in the beginning he was not even curious about it. I am going to keep trying because l am tired of having to replace scratching post that don’t he demolishes.
Best scratching post
on Feb 9, 2020
We've had it just a while but it seems to do the job. We spray catnip on the post and it helps to train our cat to use it. A very sturdy product; no problem with it possibly falling over. The height being 32" high is very important as our cat used to reach very high to scratch our wood work. It's a good looking piece and blends in with our furniture very nicely. We highly recommend it.
The best scratching post
on Jan 19, 2020
I bought one of these maybe 6 years ago for the cats, and they've torn it up pretty good. Unlike other scratchers, it's tall and lets the cats stretch out to scratch. My cats don't bother my furniture with rare exception. When I bought a new one a few weeks ago, it did have a strange smell that I noticed for about a week. The cats also are not giving it as much attention as the old one. I kept the old one in a different room so they can still use it. I presume they will eventually break this new one in.
Solid scratching post
on Feb 23, 2020
Love the height it allows kitty to stretch out, and I was concerned he wouldn’t take to the sisal surface but he didn’t hesitate to use it right away. Only 4 stars because the base surface is hard with a sharp edge and kitty used to like to lay on the base but not anymore.
a MUST scratching post
on Feb 18, 2020
This is the best scratching post. I think everyone should own one. Cats love to climb on it and they can fully stretch to then scratch it. It is saving our couches. We bought MANY different scratching posts, this one is ABSOLUTE BEST! Sturdy, well made and looks great!
great, well-made post!
on Jan 23, 2020
Thankfully, we have not had a hard time with our cats scratching the furniture, but we want to keep it that way so decided to get the old ratty cat tree out of the dining room and put this up...it was a hit immediately! Totally worth the $, well made, looks great and the gray blends in so well with our house. And they use it several times a day, especially our 5 month old kitten who's a terror at times!
Too toxic smelling to use
on Feb 6, 2020
I so looked forward to this scratching post for my new kitten, however it has such a strong chemical smell that I repackaged it immediately. If it wasnt winter and I didnt need it right away, I could have put it outside in hot sun to off-gas for a couple of weeks. So disappointed.
Sturdy and made well for extra large cat who's 20lbs.
on Jan 7, 2020
Had to lay this on it's side since our cat is used to ground scratchers. He loves it and even at 10 years old and 20lbs, he turned into a kitten with a little cat nip on the post. This is a sturdy post, and very easy to put together with a screw driver for two screws. Love that we finally found a perfect post for our extra large cat.