My cat is a seven month old female tabby, indoor only. She recently started…

My cat is a seven month old female tabby, indoor only. She recently started using the litter box without covering it up afterward. We have two other cats as well. But they continue to us the letterbox and bury when finished. We clean the multiple boxes at least once a day, sometimes twice. Her new behavior doesn’t seem like a serious problem. But I am curious about the sudden change and would prefer she go back to burying. Any thoughts or advice?
Thanks.

Bill

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Krista Magnifico
6 years ago

Hello Bill, What an interesting question. I have to admit that with my four cats and the countless cats we have at the clinic, I notice this often. (Especially because that uncovered poop has a strong odoriferousness!) Here are my suppositions:1. Is your cat de-clawed? For these cats pawing in the litter can be painful, or conjure up the those painful memories of their post-operative period. They associate the litter with pain and are reluctant to use the box, or dig in the litter.2. The litter is too dusty? Cats won’t stir up the litter if its too dusty. Lots… Read more »