SmartCat The Ultimate Scratching Post

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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.

Key Benefits

  • 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

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  • 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.

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  • Love the Ultimate Scratching Post...Cat not so much

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    The Ultimate Scratching Post Is great. I bought it with the Ultimate perch and pad. The wood piece and pad fit nicely on the post. I love the red color it was a great choice for the only color available! The post with perch have a very clean look that fits into the decor of the home. My cat on the other hand won't go near the post so I can't tell you how much he likes it. I read that from many reviews but thought my cat would be different. It is serving the purpose I bought it for...he isn't clawing my New French door since the post is in front of it! My rating is based on the quality of the post not my cats opinion. It is a nice quality and reasonable price.

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  • Square Scratching Post

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    The Ultimate Scratching Post is very sturdy and durable but not my cat's favorite. He uses the corrugated cardboard inclined kind the most and also the one the round post with rope and carpeted square base. But the great thing about the Square Ultimate Scratching post is it allows him to stretch and he's a pretty big kitty. I'm very happy I bought it, it's well made and has held up well.

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  • Scratching Posts

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    OMG - best purchase! We had the corrugated cardboard posts which our "girls" loved, but had bits of cardboard everywhere. Also, they were short, so the girls didn't get a full stretch. We ordered two of these posts and the girls took to them immediately - stretching up high and enjoying every minute of it! The posts look great in our living room - pillar-like! We love them, the girls love them!

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  • Top scratcher

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    We have had ours since 2015. Unlike cardboard scratchers it has survived years from two cats! This scratcher is on our future 'buy again' lists. What we like Its durable The design allows longer cats to fully stretch The base is easy to clean The top makes a fun perch to sit on It can be climbed on (stable enough for a Maine Coon) 5/5 claws!

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  • Three Cats Won't Go Near It

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    I put catnip on it they rubbed against it and they won't scratch it. It's been 7 days. Also puckers in various areas. The dumbest thing is that the base is wood and should have had material there for them to scratch on it like my carpeted ones. Was hoping it would work. Good thing I didn't throw out my 10 year old worn out carpeted scratcher.

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  • Best Value for your money!

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    I first purchased this at the beginning of 2016 it still looks as good as good as when I first purchase it. It is absolutely beautiful in the living room and we get lots of compliments on it. Our 2 cats love it and they get a good stretch while scratching. I am purchasing a second one for the bedroom to replace a smaller scratching post.

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  • Easy to train, she loves it

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    Was so easy to teach my cat to use. I rubbed catnip on it and scratched it myself to show her how to use it and used her paws to scratch it. She picked it up in about a day and now she uses it daily. I love it. I turn it around every few weeks to keep it fresh for her to scratch. I plan on getting a replacement eventually since she uses it so often. I bought the seat attachment too and she climbs up and perches to see outside the window. Definitely helped keep her from scratching the furniture.

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  • Still standing strong

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    I bought this in Jan 2016 and it is still standing strong. Chewy has a good price too. My cat is 15lbs and lanky. He is able to stretch and scratch. It’s stable enough for him to jump on from a piece of furniture and then up into a high window. Some tiny pieces shred off over time, but that’s expected with the material.

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  • Wonderful scratching post!

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    We are snowbirds, sharing a motor home with 2 cats. We have a similar scratching post at home, but the one in our winter home was sisal which was wearing out and making a mess on the floor. Our 20+ pound tabby loves it! We added the post perch pad #64176. The big, goofball likes to climb up. It helps that we put catnip on top. His 12 pound sister uses it some of the time.

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  • Absolutely love this!

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    This is truly the Ultimate Scratching post!!! It looks beautiful in the house, the quality is great! Ive struggled finding a good post for my fur baby since she is a pretty big cat, everything always tips over or does not stand a chance with her powerful claws but this bad boy is giving her a run for her money! She hugs is, runs around it, stretch on it which had been an issue in the past and causing a lot of damage to door frames in my apartments and when recently moving into my boyfriend's place I was super worried of her damaging things so the perfect post was a desperate necessity. I read so many reviews and decided to take a chance and boy am I had I did! Best purchase ever!

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