Why Cats Don't Cover Their Poop & Tips to Get Them to Bury It

Updated: 12/21/20231-2 minutes
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Tidy knows that some cats like modesty and will keep their business under cover. But the introduction of a new cat in the house, a change in your cat's health or a change in the daily routine may cause her to stop covering her messes. As always, rule out health issues first by contacting your veterinarian.

The desire to dig can also be influenced by the type of litter. Try a couple different kinds to see which one your cat digs the most. Want a wide selection? Tidy’s got you covered.

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