Train Cat to Bury Feces
by michele agnew
(dawson creek, b.c.)
How can you train a 2 year old cat to cover their feces in the litter box?
Editor Suggestion, Bury cat feces in litter box
Hmmm, I’m not sure that you can. This isn’t really a problem, at least from the cat’s point of view, but I assume that you are concerned because of the sight/smell of uncovered feces.
If you are using a small or covered litter box, it is possible that your cat feels like there just isn’t enough room to move around and bury the poop. Perhaps trying a larger, uncovered box, like an under-the-bed sweater box or a storage tote that has a hole cut in one end could help.
Or maybe your cat just doesn’t like the feel of the litter when he digs. Switching from clumping to non-clumping litter (or vice-versa) or even to one of the pelleted types might do the trick in this case.
Beware, however, that making major changes in your cat’s litter box might cause him to reject the box entirely and “go” elsewhere. If this happens, you might long for the good ol’ days when uncovered feces were your only problem.
Jennifer Coates, DVM