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Tidy Cats Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, Tidy Cats litter is safe for cats. We conduct extensive testing of our litter products, including a safety review by a veterinary toxicologist of all materials used in the manufacturing process. In fact, Tidy Cats is the litter most often recommended and used by veterinarians Learn more about the Tidy Cats products we offer.

No, there is not currently a recall on Tidy Cats litter. For more than 70 years Tidy Cats has been innovating and reinventing to provide consumers with smart litter solutions. Visit the Purina News Centre for more information

The best Tidy Cats litter depends on you, your cat, your home and your lifestyle. Tidy has something for everyone and makes it easy to find your perfect match. See all of our products here.

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Different types of Tidy Cats litter are made of different materials. We offer LightWeight litter options, and silica litter options  Every litter formula is designed to provide cats and their owners with solutions that are safe, smart and effective.

Tidy recommends scooping solid waste daily. Every week or so, dump out the entire box and wash with warm, soapy water.  When you refill, be sure to use at least 2-3 inches of non-clumping cat litter or 3-4 inches of clumping litter to allow your cat plenty of room to dig and bury. Learn more about the do’s and don’ts of cat litter

No, Tidy Cats Litter is not flushable. Even if a litter is labeled flushable, it can cause plumbing problems. Bag your old litter and toss it in the trash, not in the toilet. Check out Tidy’s Cat Litter Guide for more litter tips and tricks.

Cats avoid the litter box for a number of different reasons like it’s too small, it needs to be cleaned, or there has been a change in environment—just to name a few. If the problem persists, check with your veterinarian in case there’s a medical reason your cat’s bathroom behavior changed.

Tidy Cats products can be found at trusted retail partners near you or online. Availability can vary at local retailers, so Tidy recommends calling ahead if you’re looking for a specific formula. Browse all Tidy Cats products and select Buy Now for availability information. 

Tidy Cats is made by Nestlé Purina. Purina crafts 99% of their pet products in the U.S., and sources the majority of their ingredients in the U.S. from trusted suppliers. You can learn more about where Purina pet products are made on the Purina website

This could be due to a number of issues, consider these factors that play into your cat’s behavior and use them as a checklist: Underlying health problems, overcrowding of the box (with multiple cats), poor litter box location, litter box cleanliness, the wrong box size or litter and even environmental stressors can factor into your cat’s elimination patterns. Learn more about why your cat may not be using the litter box.

Primarily, cats spray to mark their territory. However, cats usually perform this behaviour outdoors- so if your furry friend is spraying in your home it could be due to external stressors. If your cat is spraying on areas that lead outside, such as door and window frames, they could be frightened by something they saw outside. If the spraying occurs on chair legs, tables, etc., it could mean that they’re feeling insecure. To stop this behaviour, don’t reprimand- that will only stress them more. Instead, foster an environment of support for them, by securing their spaces from other cats, slowly adapting them in the case of a move or even just leaving a toy for them in all the rooms they visit. Learn more about why cats spray.

Training a kitten to use the litter box can be easier than it seems! First, pick the right size litter box (not too big or hard to access!) and the right litter for your kitten. Next, be sure to achieve a good balance of access and privacy- place it somewhere they can get to it easily, but not too out in the open where they’ll feel uncomfortable. Finally, show your cat around the box. Introduce them to it, and if they don’t enter it on their own, gently place them inside it. Be sure to reward good litter box usage and show understanding when accidents happen- they're kittens, after all! Learn more about litter training your kitten.