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Pioneer Pet SmartCat The Ultimate Scratching Post
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- Durable post allows cats to get a full stretch
- Made with fibrous, durable sisal that naturally inspires scratching
- 32 inches high to allow cat to stretch vertically
- Assembles easily with 2 included screws
- Sturdy base eliminates tipping and wobbling.There is a base with this product it is wrapped with the color box.
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Encourages the Mental & Physical Stimulation of Cats!
Cats need a scratching post that will allow them to get a full stretch. This post is 32” high and is designed to maximize your cat’s scratching pleasure by providing an appealing target for territorial marking, exercise and natural cat exuberance.
- Durable post allows cats to get a full stretch vertically and tone muscles.
- Fibrous woven sisal fiber is extremely durable and encourages scratching.
- Attractive and neutrally toned to fit any decor.
- Sturdy construction with 16” x 16” wide base reduces tipping and wobbling.
- Fast and easy assembly attaches the post to the base using the two screws included.
5 Reasons Cats Scratch
- To remove old nail sheaths from the claws
- To exercise and tone muscles
- To relieve stress, frustration and boredom
- To “warm-up” for a vigorous play session
- To mark territory
Size: 33 | Color: Beige
Top Customer Reviews
I thought "another waste of money." Then I remembered that one of the posts I read in the reviews was from a lady who had the same disinterested reaction from her cat and who enticed her cat to scratch the post by teasing the cat with his favorite swinging cat toy on top of and around the post. Feeling I had nothing to lose, I gave it a try and I simply couldn't believe it. The cat dug his claws deep into the post while swatting at the cat toy and the rest is history. He became so interested in the scratching post that he forgot the toy. Afterwards, he tried to scratch the walls only a few times and just saying "no' sent him to the nearby cat toy. Another good recommendation I read was to place the scratching post near where most of his scratching behavior usually takes place.
I also want to comment on how sturdy this item is. It only took about a minute or so to assemble and is solidly constructed and not likely to tip over. I have a huge Ragdoll cat over 20 pounds of muscle and he hasn't knocked it over yet and he vigorously uses the post now. Sorry for this being so lengthy, but I hope it can help someone who, like me, was a sceptic and at first thought this isn't going to work. Thanks to whomever posted the hint about using the cat toy to provoke interest in the post. You saved me a lot of heartache.
UPDATE: Despite not being used, I left this post out near my furniture. After some months, my cat has discovered it and found that she likes it. So for those whose cats haven't taken to the post, there is hope. I will increase the star rating to four stars. Not all cats will take to this post right away; but if they do, it's a very nice, attractive post that's sturdy and holds up well.
UPDATE #2: It's been about eight months now. After the initial disappointment, I am delighted that my cat loves this scratching post. I have actually bought another one, because one just isn't enough.
UPDATE 6/26/14: It's been four years. We still have both SmartCat scratching posts and they look as good as the day we bought them. The cat loves it and our furniture is spared. I bought the seat that goes on top but I returned it. As good as the post is, the seat failed. The cat will sit on the post without the seat anyway.
This scratch post is still going strong after 3 years. The top had become decently frayed enough, so instead of buying a new one, I simply unscrewed it so it was in its original state from when I first got it. I then switched the end caps which allowed me to turn it upside down and put it all back together. Now the untouched lower portion is at the top. It's now like a new post! At this rate, I'll need another in 3 more years. 6 years from this post? Not bad.
6 years it is! (Ok, about two weeks shy...) I just bought a new one. I added photos here as well, one photo of the old next to the new and one of the bottom with great information and tips to get your cat to use the post. This was a well used post and I still recommend it highly.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Really nice product. Heavy duty and plenty tall for my cats to stretch out. I wish it had carpet rapped around the top so my cats could pull themselves up to the top but otherwise... Read morePublished 2 hours ago by Kevin O'Neill
Love this scratching post. More importantly, my two cats love them. I no longer have to worry about them scratching the furniture. The cats also take turns perching on the top. Read morePublished 9 hours ago by Lark
This is a really nice scratching post. The quality is great and it was easy to put together. My cats are taking to it really well and it is stable. Read morePublished 10 hours ago by Crazy Cat Lady
I bought this post so that my cat would leave the nice chair in the living room alone. At first, it did not take. Read morePublished 11 hours ago by Kait R
this thing is awesome...saved my couch. I bought one for my mom who has even more cats...her kitties love it too. Read morePublished 11 hours ago by Mario S.
I have two cats. My oldest cat friggin loves this post. It's very sturdy and taller than other scratching posts he's had. Read morePublished 12 hours ago by Joe C
My cat has clawed his way through several of these. He is a large cat who doesn't scratch up and down the full length of the post. He only scratches at one level. Read morePublished 17 hours ago by P. Rochester
I've had this for a couple weeks now and my cats won't touch it. Maybe they will eventually.Published 1 day ago by Catherine A. Frazier
I bought this because I have a little pesky cat that would not stop scratching the couch no matter how many times I tried to teach her to use a scratching pad that I had already... Read morePublished 1 day ago by rina