Pioneer Pet SmartCat The Ultimate Scratching Post Review
In this cat scratching post review, we take a closer look at the Pioneer Pet SmartCat Ultimate Scratching Post.
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I. Review of Pioneer Pet SmartCat - The Ultimate Scratching Post
The Pioneer Pet SmartCat Ultimate Scratching Post is one of the best vertical cat scratching posts on the Market today. It’s nice and tall, at 32 inches high, so it it’s just the right height to allow even a large cat to get a stretch while it scratches and it’s very sturdy on the ground too, so it won’t topple over.
What also sets the Pioneer Pet SmartCat Ultimate Scratching Post apart from other cat scratchers of this type is how smart it looks. The post is wrapped in a durable fibrous sisal material and the base is large enough to keep the post stable. The wood finish, which is on the base and at the top of the post, mean that this cat scratching post will not look out of place, even in the smartest of homes.
The combination of practicality and good looks of the Pioneer Pet SmartCat Ultimate Scratching Post makes this one of our favourite cat scratching posts. Cats will love it that they finally have something they can scratch without getting told off and pet owners will love the stylish looks, the durability, and the fact that their cats will stop scratching their furniture and carpets.
II. Key features and Benefits of Pioneer Pet SmartCat - The Ultimate Scratching Post
Cats scratch things because it stretches their muscles, it keeps their claws healthy, and because they want to mark their territory. The Pioneer Pet SmartCat Ultimate Scratching Post is perfectly designed to allow them to do all of those things, so it will discourage cats from scratching your furniture.
Here are the main features and benefits of the Pioneer Pet SmartCat Ultimate Scratching Post that we think make it one of the best cat scratching posts around.
Fibrous Sisal Covering
The fibrous covering on this cat scathing post has a texture that will entice cats to scratch it. Cats can exercise and clean their claws, leave their mark, and they will love the scratching sound that it makes too.
The Pioneer Pet SmartCat Ultimate Scratching Post is tall enough to let cats stretch out fully when they scratch and that will give their muscles a good stretch.
The heavy, broad base keeps the cat scratching post stable and it will stay upright, even when a large cat scratches the post.
The Pioneer Pet SmartCat Ultimate Scratching Post looks nice too. The wood finish and neutral beige sisal covering make it look just like another piece of furniture.
It will stop cats scratching furniture
The main reason that people buy cat scratching posts is to stop their cats scratching the furniture, and this cat scratcher will certainly do that. Some cats may need a bit enticing to use it, but most cats seem to instinctively know what this cat scratching post is for.
It doesn’t shed too many fibres
Unlike some cardboard cat scratchers, the sisal covering of this model doesn’t shed too many fibres when a cat scratches it.
It allows a cat to follow its instincts
The Pioneer Pet SmartCat Ultimate Scratching Post allows a cat to do what it instinctively wants to do and that’s going to make a cat happy.
III. Things that could be improved
Even the best cat scratching posts are not perfect and there are a few minor things that we think could be improved on the Pet SmartCat Ultimate Scratching Post.
Firstly, there is a slight design flaw in that it can be difficult to screw the screws underneath the base all the way in. You really do have to make sure that screws are properly tightened, or they can protrude slightly, which could make the cat scratching post a bit unstable on a hard floor.
Secondly, while the wooden base looks very nice, it would be a good if Pioneer Pet offered the option of a cat scratching post that had a scratch material on the base as well as the post. Most people buy vertical and horizontal cat scratchers as separate items for their pets, but some pet owners might prefer an all in one cat scratcher.
We believe that the Pioneer Pet SmartCat Ultimate Scratching Post is quite probably the best cat scratching post on the market at the moment. It’s sturdy, it’s stable, and it looks great too. Apart from the minor things that we might have changed that we mentioned above, this cat scratcher ticks all the relevant boxes for us.