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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  • Saved my chair!

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    My cats have hated EVERYTHING I've tried....floor scratchers, cardboard, other tower scratchers... I tried this thinking I'd return it, but they love it. Didn't even need catnip, just took it out of the box. They started using it before I had it put together. My younger cat launches herself at it and hooks all four feet in, and it doesn't even move. She's about 8.5 lb, so this is definitely sturdy. Stick it by a window and they can sit on top and look out. Definitely saved my furniture and sanity!

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  • Ignored totally

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    My four cats love to scratch. They have two flat pads and the carpet on the floor a the back of a couple of chairs. I thought that the SmartCat would be a great idea. Got it and set it up and pored a little catnip on it as enticement. The thing has been sitting there for over a week and neither Inkster, Stieglitz, Rita Comida or Tangerine have gone near the thing. They disdain it and continue to destroy the flat scratcher and the house plants and carpet. Something isn't quite right here.

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  • Sofa saver!

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    My youngest fur-girl loves this scratcher. She can stretch to her full length and really rake at it, and the scratcher is stable and durable. It was very easy to put together. The scratcher was packaged well by both the manufacturer and by Chewy. The first of these scratchers I bought was a hit. The second one, my girl didn't even wait for me to get it fully unpacked before she started scratching on it. I have both strategically placed in the house for maximum scratch attraction and they have stopped any scratching of furniture.

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  • huge and great

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    This is the best scratching post I've ever had. Another reviewer said that there's puckering of the material/it's not glued down properly, which is true, but I didn't mind and neither do my cats. They're both pretty big and very playful, and they can both attack this at the same time and it doesn't wobble. It's stylish and works in any room of my house. Despite the constant clawing, you don't get strings sticking out. 10/10! I guess it would be nice if the sides were glued down more thoroughly, but not a big deal.

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  • All 4 LOVE it

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    I bought this to get by until we get their old kitty condo moved into the new house. It's tall, heavy and strong! I have 20lb cats and it doesn't rock or move. I see what people are pointing out about "puckering" but HONESTLY, unless you sit there with a magnifying glass looking for it, you wont see it. And if you're that torn up about some hardly-there puckers, the shredding the cats are about to inflict upon it won't be any improvement, so what does it matter haha. I love how clean, sleek and stylish it looks. MUCH better than the ropes, I may stick with this type of post from now on.

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  • Wish it was taller

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    OK, I know this is a tall scratching post. My Maine Coon girl is even taller & can reach the top & not be at full stretch. She is still trying to figure out what it is but has given it several "experimental" scratches so I'm keeping my fingers crossed. I didn't find assembling the base to be difficult as some other reviews mentioned & used a dab of glue on the dowels when assembling so it will never separate. Like others, I did notice the sisal fabric is not uniformly attached.

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  • Tall Sturdy Post

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    I have 5 cats who love this post. I bought this to deter one of my cats from scratching on my box spring and it worked. I like that it is tall since 2 of my cats are very large. The post is very sturdy and doesn't wobble while the cats scratch on it. I love the look of it and it was easy to put together.

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  • Very Sturdy Post

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    We just adopted a 6mo old kitten who is very rambunctious. We stay in a furnished apartment so we needed something for him to scratch on that wasn't the furniture. As soon as I set this up, he immediately jumped on it. He climbs and spins all around it and it doesn't wobble. With two-day shipping, this was definitely worth the price. Thanks Chewy!

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  • Great purchase!

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    It has been a while since I bought this, but am looking to buy one for my mom and thought I would leave a review. I have two cats and they both use this and one absolutely loves it. Runs to it and scratches on it whenever he is super happy (when I come home and when he's about to be fed). The other one was the naughty one who used to scratch on the couch, but since I put this in the room, he stopping scratching on the couch. It is small scale, doesn't take up a lot of room in a smaller house or apartment, it is super sturdy, it is holding up very well and you can't beat the price. I highly recommend it. Also, putting it together was a breeze.

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  • Perfect Scratcher!

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    This is a solid scratching post. I'm a first time kitty owner and also lucky to have a cat that scratches. Solid base - doesn't tip when my cat runs and leaps onto it. Sometimes she'll perch on top of it and climb up and get a toy in top. I can tell she likes the feel of the material - uses this one over a different post we got and over the flat boards. It also seems quite durable.

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