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SmartCat Ultimate Scratching Post – Gray, Large 32 Inch Tower – Sisal Fiber, Simple Design – For All Cats



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  • DURABLE SISAL: A durable sisal fiber design ensures the SmartCat Ultimate Scratching Post will stand up to your cat’s claws, less snagging like carpet or furniture fabrics.
  • TALL AND STRONG: The sturdy design of the scratching tower allows kittens and cats of all sizes to fully stretch when they scratch.
  • GOODBYE CLAW MARKS: Satisfy your indoor cat’s natural urge to scratch and protect your furniture while your cat gets in their exercise and stress relief.
  • EASY SETUP: Assembly is a breeze with our simplistic design, requiring only 2 screws and two dowels to go from the box to your living room.
  • MODERN AND NEUTRAL: Our design is easy on the eyes and neutral color options allow your cat’s favorite activity to be placed seamlessly alongside your furniture.

Specification: SmartCat Ultimate Scratching Post – Gray, Large 32 Inch Tower – Sisal Fiber, Simple Design – For All Cats

Product Dimensions

16 x 16 x 32 inches, 13.5 Pounds

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Date First Available

August 9, 2019


Pioneer Pet Products, LLC

Country of Origin


5 reviews for SmartCat Ultimate Scratching Post – Gray, Large 32 Inch Tower – Sisal Fiber, Simple Design – For All Cats

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  1. Lishy

    My big cat was rescued as a stray and loves to claw the carpet and furniture. He had used trees as his scratching post. When I adopted him, I went through two other scratching posts that wiggled around too much and tipped over and were not tall enough. This scratching post solved both problems! It was very easy to put together. The base ensures that it will not tip over even with rigorous scratching by my feline monster. He really goes to town on it! I find his old nail sheaths nearby, so I know it’s working! It satisfies his urge to scratch and saves my expensive rugs and furniture. This post is even tall enough that he can stretch out his full length. At first I gently took his paw and wiped it down the post and gave him lots of praise and treats. He caught on after about a week of this training. I highly recommend the SmartCat Ultimate Scratching Post to anyone.

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  2. CJ

    For the first time ever, our boy tried to scratch the corner of the leather soda in the front room. (He didn’t have a scratching post in that room) We decided we’d better get him something appropriate for him to scratch on in that room. (often the best solution to a scratching problem is just providing a preferable and acceptable alternative for their scratching desire) OMG…He LOVES this scratching post!! Literally minutes after I put it together and set it up for him, he immediately started scratching on it. This is a good-sized post at 32″ tall. Our cat is also a fairly-large boy. He’s long bodied and over15 lbs. As you can see in the photos, he’s able to reach up and stretch out on this the way cats really like to do. Even with his weight pulling on it, it’s very stable and doesn’t tip, wiggle or rock at all. Problem solved!! He loves it so much I think I may even get another one, to replace the somewhat-shorter one he has in the family room.

    As usual, I do a lot of reading of reviews prior to deciding-on and making online purchases. This post was highly rated but… I also saw some negative reviews claiming things like: a strong odor, no base for stability, the top being unsuitable for a cat to perch, a cat’s claws got stuck in the material, and the instruction sticker on the bottom that doesn’t come off easily. While everyone’s experiences and views are different, (and my intent is NOT to contradict anyone), here are my observations with regard to those concerns:

    As to the odor: Right out of the box, ours had no objectionable odor. I have a fairly sensitive sense of smell. While sisal (especially new sisal) sometimes does have a slight smell, (if you sniff it right up close), ours didn’t have any odor to speak of. I suspect that sisal rope/fabric that has been newly manufactured and sealed up is more likely to smell stronger than that which may have had more time to air out. I actually bought some sisal rope once for crafts that DID smell quite strongly, initially. While admittedly, I didn’t jam my nose against this scratching post and inhale deeply, this scratching post had no real odor that was noticeable, neither while assembling it, nor within even a few inches of it. We certainly can’t smell it in the room or anywhere close to it. Obviously as seen by the photos, it wasn’t in any way objectionable or off-putting to the cat either.

    As to not having a stable base: As you can clearly see in my photos, mine has a wide base making it very stable. You should note that the unassembled base DOES come in two halves (I assume for ease of shipping/packaging) that first need to be secured together by wooden dowels. The assembled base is then screwed onto the bottom of the post. The base is then very stable. If someone’s didn’t have a base, I’d imagine they just received one that was missing the base in the box (??) Like I said…my cat is a 15lb “moose” and he doesn’t even tip this. I did make an effort though to be sure to line up the holes correctly so the base would screw on securely.

    As to the top being unsuitable for a perch: No it isn’t, (and definitely not for our boy’s big-butt) but…I don’t believe the top alone was ever intended to be a perch “as is”. I believe they do sell a separate attachment that is a perch if you want one. I’d think it should also be fairly easy to make your own perch and attach it to the top if you want it to have one. We personally, only wanted it to be a scratching post. In our case, our cat has other places to “perch” that he prefers.

    As to a cat’s claws getting stuck in the sisal fabric: If this is happening, it is NOT the fault of a scratching post, regardless of the material; but rather the cat’s claws are way too long and sharp and it needs its claws trimmed. A cat that spends a lot of time outdoors may wear of and dull it’s claws but an indoor cat especially, will often need regular nail trimming to keep its claws at a proper length. People need to understand that scratching posts do not trim or dull your cat’s claws. Cats are not attempting to trim or “wear down” their claws by scratching. Cats actually scratch to sharpen them. In a wild/feral cat, this would be a good thing, as normal activities and “use” would tend to wear and dull the tips of the claws. Dull claws would not be ideal for defense, hunting, climbing etc. Therefore, a cat instinctively scratches to sharpen the tips of its claws that have been dulled by normal use. As the cat scratches, the outer layer of the claw is peeled and sloughs off, leaving a new, sharper tip underneath. (much like a sharpened pencil) Often in our domestic cats however; the tips aren’t worn down nearly as quickly as they grow out and are sharpened. Whether indoors or outdoors, cats don’t realize whether or not NEED to sharpen their claws. They just do it instinctively therefore they want something to scratch on. A scratching post in your home merely provides an acceptable place to scratch so that your cat doesn’t use your furniture and door frames, etc instead. Likewise, a scratching post does not take the place of regular claw trimming when needed. Overly long claws can unintentionally snag on carpets, furniture, clothing and people when a cat is running, playing or even just walking-on or cuddling with its humans. Snagging can cause paw injuries as can claws that grow and curve around and poke into toe pads. Overly sharp claws hurt YOU when your fur-baby climbs onto or jumps up onto your lap. If a cat’s claws are getting stuck in anything where it can’t get loose…then the claws are definitely too long and need to be trimmed.

    Finally, as to the sticker on the bottom of the base: While it may be true that if you attempt to peel it off, it leaves sticky adhesive behind…why even bother with peeling it off? I too started to try to peel it off. (more just out of force-of-habit than any other reason). I quickly realized it wouldn’t come off easily and decided there was no need or point in doing so. It’s on the bottom of the base. You can’t see it.It affects nothing. It’s easiest just to leave it alone. That said…if you just can’t stand knowing that darn sticker is on the bottom and you’re still dead-set on getting the sticker off, by all-means…you do you! There are adhesive and “gunk” removers (and sometimes even rubbing alcohol works) that should remove any residual sticky stuff.

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  3. Ginger

    I was quite surprised at how heavy and durable this post was! I bought a few different scratching posts when I bought new furniture to deter my cats from scratching my new furniture. My older cat doesn’t really use this one (he likes some of the other ones I purchased), but my 1 year old cat loves this thing. She likes to climb it and perch on top. Cats are crazy! This is well made and will last a long time. I have it behind my couch, so I’m sure it’s saving the fabric on my couch!

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  4. Kim Klos

    Very easy to assemble scratch post that isn’t a visual train wreck! So many of these scratching posts look like miniature toddler climbing structures. You can put this in your apartment and it will look fine! The tips for how to ensure your cat is attracted to the post were really helpful. A used some catnip and that worked first time. Cats went right to it and now continue to use it. I recommend this product highly.

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  5. CJ

    I purchased 3 of these scratchers as a recommendation from the Kitten Lady’s website. She said these were her favorite scratchers. I can see why. They were extremely easy to put together and are very heavy-duty. Even before I got the first one set up, one of my cats was already scratching on it. I agree with all other reviews I read that said the tower is definitely tall enough for a full-size cat and has a nice wide base so is very stable. The base comes in two half-sections that come together with dowels and are then bolted into the base. You could probably add some wood glue to the dowels to secure them further. The sisal rope is very tightly woven so I’d imagine these will last a long time. I’ve only had mine for about a month and they still look like new. Yes, there is a label on the bottom that you can’t easily remove, but as another reviewer stated, it’s on the bottom so you won’t see it if you just leave it alone. I wish the top had fabric so the cats could grip it and sit on top when they climbed the tower, but it did not purport to come with fabric on top, it’s just something I think would be nice. This scratcher is a touch on the expensive side but I think the quality probably justifies it. My cats immediately took to it. Once I put the towers next to areas I didn’t want scratched, they seemed to prefer the scratcher. I didn’t take any pictures but the pictures of other reviewers are accurate. It is a large tower with a wide base so keep that in mind if you’re limited on space. Overall, I would purchase again and would recommend.

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