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 them. Here’s a list of questions to ask yourself:
Is there enough litter in the box?
Is the litter box big enough?
Is the litter box kept clean?
Is the litter 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 litter or Purina’s new Tidy Cat's litter, and see what they think. If nothing seems to ease your cat’s urge to scratch, talk to your vet just in case.
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The Purina PetCare Advice Centre brings together a team with in-depth knowledge, experience and special interests with the skills to advise about health and nutrition, behaviour, training, socialisation, as well as basic first aid for your cat or dog. Our team of dedicated pet lovers can also provide information about Purina products and services to help you give your pet the best possible care. If you've got a question about any aspect of pet care, then ask the Purina PetCare Advice team.