Why Is My Cat Scratching The Litter Box?

Itching to understand your cat’s litter-scratching behavior? As puzzling as it may be, some cats simply enjoy digging and playing in their litter boxes. Most of the time, this is normal.

But sometimes scratching in the litter box becomes excessive. Before you pop in the earplugs, consider that something might be frustrating her. Here’s a list of questions to ask yourself:

  • Is there enough litter in the box?
  • Is the box big enough for her?
  • Is the box kept clean?
  • Is the box in a calm and private location?

Yes to all of the above? Then maybe your cat doesn’t like her litter. Cats react differently to different products. So try another type of Tidy litter and see what she thinks.

Of course, Tidy likes to be thorough. So if nothing seems to ease your cat’s urge to scratch, talk to your veterinarian just in case.

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