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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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  • Item Number
    64171
  • Brand
    Pioneer Pet

Instructions

  • 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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  • Scratching Post for Cats

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    If you've been a cat owner for awhile, or if you own a cattery and are raising kittens - The Ultimate Scratching Post is a must have item. It is heavy and stable enough for large and very active cats. And the platform is smooth, so is the top which are much easier to keep clean and nice as apposed to the rug types which collect dirt, dander and more cat hair. It is lasting and rather attractive. I highly recommend this scratching post.

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  • My Cats love this tower!

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    What a great price for the size of this scratching post. All of my cats love it! I actually put it next to a window so they will climb it to sit at the top and look out of window. The look is nice too. A lot of the posts I was finding were smaller, somewhat ugly, and much more pricey. Definitely a good buy and recommended!

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  • Looks ideal.... kitty wants nothing to do with it

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    Very sturdy. Looks like it would be a perfect place to scratch. My Maura wants nothing to do with it. On an interesting note... I put the post in front of a chair she randomly scratches. Now the post is there, she doesn't scratch the chair. So I suppose it did save my chair... I would recommend on quality, and it looks quite sturdy. Every cat is different on likes and dislikes, so it would be hit or miss.

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  • Finally! A Big Boy Scratcher!

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    I have 2 very large male cats and although they're both very good about using scratching posts rather than the furniture, they have always looked awkward and uncomfortable using the standard size ones. This one actually lets them get a full stretch. They both use it daily and seem to enjoy the texture. My smaller female cats like it as well(the smallest one likes to climb it). My only "complaint" is that I wish it was available in a darker finish, the light wood stands out like a sore thumb against all the dark walnut and cherry wood in my apartment.

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  • Scratching post

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    I love this scratching post and it was a good price. It looks nice. I bought this a a replacement for an identical one bought previously. The only thing I wish would be it it could come apart to replace the sisal so as not to have to buy a whole new one. It seems a little wasteful, but still like it the best because of the look.

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  • All 4 cats love this!!!

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    So worth the money. Well made and most importantly the cats love it and aren't bothering the furniture. I also have alot of the cardboard scratchers. But this is there favorite by far. And it looks nice in my living room:)

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  • Must have in my house

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    Decided to try this out because one of my cats insists on tearing up my furniture. I have tried different posts, but this by far, is the best. It has cut down her use of my couch by 90%. In fact, I have bought another one for my other house. Took many years to find this. She seems to like this material more than a carpeted tower. If you are having trouble, it is worth a try.

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  • Lay it down

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    Our cats didn't like it either so we laid it down with the bigger bottom against the wall and the smaller top towards the cats so it slants upward. Looks kind of strange, but at this angle, the cats LOVED it! Sprinkle some catnip on it! And as one side gets used up, just roll it over! Definitely better than throwing it out!

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  • Our cat LOVES it!

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    We have a couple of cat trees with short scratching posts, but purchased this model 2 months ago because of it's tall single pole after reading how cats like to stretch when scratching. Our cat Pixel took to it before I could even get it assembled! Assembly was VERY easy, the base is two pieces screwed to the post. She LOVES to get a big stretch up high on the post and it's good and stable for our 9 lb DSH tabby. One modification I did is add is felt pads on the underside of the base to prevent floor scratches as it sits on our hardwood floor. Sometimes Pixel jumps on top even though we don't have the lounging pad (sold separately on Chewy) for this unit. Overall we love it and Pixel recommends We have a couple of cat trees with short scratching posts, but purchased this model 2 months ago because of it's tall single pole after reading how cats like to stretch when scratching. Our cat Pixel took to it before I could even get it assembled! Assembly was VERY easy, the base is two pieces screwed to the post. She LOVES to get a big stretch up high on the post and it's good and stable for our 9 lb DSH tabby. One modification I did is add is felt pads on the underside of the base to prevent floor scratches as it sits on our hardwood floor. Sometimes Pixel jumps on top even though we don't have the lounging pad (sold separately on Chewy) for this unit. Overall we love it and Pixel recommends it too! … more

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  • Cats LOVE it!

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    My cats absolutely love this scratching post. It's sturdy and heavy enough so it doesn't "walk away" or tip over while they're scratching it. They also love to climb it and sit on top of it to survey their territory ;-).

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