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.
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.
Truly the ultimate
on Jan 4, 2020
I bought my second Ultimate Scratching Post. The first one finally wore out after 10 years o use by two cats. Love the simple design and durability. My only complaint is the new post has much sharper edges than the old version. If you bump into the corner it is painful because they no longer ease the wooden edges. See photos for explanation.
on Dec 8, 2019
My cat loves to scratch. I rent a house that is furnished and my cat began to scratch my landlords nice furniture. I went though 3 vertical scratchers of different material that my cat never was interested in, even after putting them next to the furniture she likes to scratch or using catnip! I got this scratcher because it is taller and larger than most. It is strong and my cat can climb up it without it wobbling! I enjoy putting treats at the top for her to get some exercise. So far, she has not scratched my landlords furniture.
This post saved my carpets!
on Dec 12, 2019
I bought 2 of these and couldn't be happier! My two adult male cats LOVE these. I put one in our bedroom where they were going after the rug. Problem solved! They just needed a post there. I love the height--it allows them to stretch out properly. I love that it doesn't shed all over the place like sisal does! And I love that it isn't carpet (which is what we had on one before and what taught the boys it was ok to scratch carpet!). I am beyond pleased with these posts. They even look nice! I'm ordering more so we can have them in other rooms, as well.
A well built cat post, but...
on Dec 21, 2019
I was looking for a cat post that was attractive enough to place in the living room. This post was well built, and it looked fine, not cheap at all. But the sisal wrapping ran vertically, not horizontally, and Buzz just would not use it. Possibly the height of the scratching post intimidated him. The post would probably be fine for a very large cat; it is well constructed and hard to tip over. But it was a little too much for my cat.
Great scratching post
on Jan 5, 2020
My cats were destroying yet another sofa. They are big boys, and reviews say this is sturdy. It's tall enough for these long cats of mine, sturdy and they enjoy stretching and scratching it. They never had one before, but just a little catnip out of reach and they were immediately hooked. Have been ignoring the sofa!!
Cats won't touch it :(
on Dec 13, 2019
I do not know why, but my cats will not touch this. I put catnip on it, nothing. I put catnip on a corrugated cardboard scratcher, they go nuts. I tried laying it down instead of up, adding more catnip, putting it next to the corrugated scratcher, setting it by the big windows they love to sun themselves and play, nope. Nothing. Nada.
I can't really fault the construction of the post, it's heavy as all get out, and sturdy. I don't know if there is a smell that I can't detect that bothers them, or if it's the feel of the material?
It is nice looking, just not for my girls. (why do I get the picky cats?)
Our cats love this!
on Dec 31, 2019
We've had this post for a couple years and all three of our cats use it regularly. It's tall enough for large cats to get a good stretch as they dig in and stable enough to stay upright when the youngest jumps up onto it when he's playing. We just ordered a second one to put in a different part of the house.
Our couch is saved!
on Nov 15, 2019
I’ve been eyeing this scratch post since we first got our kitten at 12 weeks. We started him out with a dinkier one as it was acceptable for his small size. I was hoping to have that one last until Christmas, but with the arrival of our new couch (and arrival of Jasper’s new found need to scratch it) we decide it was time to take the plunge!
We love this scratcher! It is very tall which allows Jasper to stretch out super far, and even climb it to perch on top. While he still throws fits and scratches up the couch, (teenagers, ugh!) he much prefers his Ultimate Scratch Post now. Teamed with some catnip spray, this scratcher has been a gift from above!
Scratching Post Works
on Dec 25, 2019
We've always had cats and all of them have preferred to destroy the furniture rather than use a scratching post or any other option. Until this one. Even Betty who ONLY likes to scratch the furniture uses this. It's not inexpensive but it is very well made. I recommend this to every cat owner.