Understanding your cat’s natural bathroom behavior can benefit you both.
Every time a cat goes to the bathroom, they leave a trail of scent that can serve as a means of communication.
When cats in the wild are claiming territory, they want their presence to be known. Other times, they prefer to keep it hidden and will bury their waste.
It's not uncommon to relieve themselves in different locations and reserve specific spots for specific duties. You may have already noticed these tendencies in your cat – for better or worse.
Since litter box behavior is one of the most common topics discussed with veterinarians, it’s important to help your cat form and sustain a routine built around good habits. Plus, they can offer clues into your cat's overall health.