Why Does My Cat Meow After Pooping?

Cats are mysterious creatures that sometimes start meowing in very strange situations. For example, after defecating.

A cat meows after pooping to announce that it had finished, to make you clean the litter box, to get praised, or to make you change something about the litter box. Such conditions as intestinal blockages and diarrhea can also make the cat meow as it’s experiencing discomfort and pain. 

Why Does My Cat Meow After Pooping?

  • The cat likes announcing to you that it had just used the litter box
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  • The kitty is asking you to clean the litter box
  • There is something about the litter box that the cat doesn’t like
  • If you have only recently finished training your kitten to use the litter box, then the kitty might be requesting a reward
  • The cat is constipated and by meowing it is asking for your help
  • The kitty is suffering from diarrhea
  • Your pet is feeling pain and discomfort due to an underlying medical condition (an intestinal blockage, for example)

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Why Does My Cat Yowl After Pooping?

If your cat is usually quite vocal, then you shouldn’t worry when the little guy ‘sings a little song’ whenever it’s done pooping.

However, if the sound seems weird or too loud (or it’s simply not normal for your cat), then it can be because your kitty is experiencing pain.

Older cats can develop arthritis which will make climbing in and out of the litter tray painful. The act of leaving the tray is usually especially pain-inducing.

Why Does My Cat Meow After Eating and Pooping?

If meowing after eating is accompanied by pooping and vomiting (and you have noticed that there is something wrong with the poop), then it looks like the cat has a stomach bug or uremic gastritis.

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Why Does My Cat Howl Before and After Using Litter Box?

In some cases, cats might howl right before and after using the litter box to let everyone in the house know that they should not be disturbed.

However, such behavior can also be an indication of physical discomfort and pain. The kitty might be suffering from:

  • Arthritis
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Cystitis
  • Intestinal blockage
  • Swollen anal glands
  • Issues with the kidneys
  • Constipation

Male Cat Meowing in Litter Box

If the cat is meowing while actually using the litter box, then you would have to take the little guy to the vet as it looks like it is in pain.

The kitty might also not like the smell in the litter box or the actual ‘toilet’.

Cat Meowing Before Peeing

In the wild, felines can loudly meow before peeing or pooping to scare away other animals. During the process, the cat is vulnerable and potential predators can take advantage of that.

By meowing before peeing, the kitty might be requiring protection from you, so that you can keep an eye on the surroundings while the cat is doing its business. 

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Why Does My Kitten Cry When She Poops?

Kittens that are under 8 weeks old will often meow before or during pooping. That is because the tiny guys need some time to get used to the whole process (including using a litter box).

As long as the kitten is not straining, pushing, or struggling in any way, meowing during pooping is completely normal for kittens.

If you think that your pet is experiencing any trouble during defecation or is feeling pain, make sure to take the little creature to the vet as soon as possible.

Why Is My Cat Meowing After Peeing?

  • The cat is letting you know that it had successfully peed (there is no underlying reason for that, the kitty simply wants you to know about its accomplishment)
  • Your pet is asking you to clean the litter box
  • There is something about the cat’s ‘toilet’ that it doesn’t like (the size, the location, the type of litter, etc.)
  • The cat wants you to praise it or give it a treat
  • The kitty might be suffering from UTI, cystitis, or arthritis

Why Is My Cat in Pain Pooping?

If you have noticed that your precious cat is in pain, you should take it to the vet right away.

Dyschezia or painful defecation is one of the symptoms of:

  • Constipation
  • Proctitis and colitis
  • Polyps or cancers within the colon/rectum or at the anus
  • Colon or rectum blockages
  • Abnormal narrowing of the anus, rectum, or colon
  • An infection or abscessation of the anal sac
  • Pseudocoprostasis
  • Infections or injuries of the pelvic bones

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Why Does My Cat Meow So Much?

How much a cat meows will fully depend on its personality. If your kitty is always quite ‘chatty’, then there is nothing to worry about.

But if the cat started excessively meowing only recently, then a few things might be to blame:

  • A medical condition (kidney disease and overactive thyroid, for example, can result in your cat meowing too much)
  • Stress (if your kitty is experiencing stress, the chances are high that it’ll become more vocal)
  • Age (cats can start suffering from a form of mental confusion as they get older; they can become disoriented and this will make the kitty meow for no apparent reason)

Your pet can also meow a lot, if it wants to breed and if it’s hungry, lonely, or wants something else.

Why Does My Cat Meow After Eating?

Meowing after eating might mean that the cat has been satisfied with its meal. The kitty might also be asking for a bit of attention.

If the vocalizations are accompanied by such symptoms as vomiting, blood in urine/poop, and so on, then your cat can be suffering from a medical condition. 

Why Does My Cat Meow at Night?

In the majority of cases, cats will meow at night because they feel bored or lonely.

Cats are naturally more active at certain hours during the night, so you might have to figure out how to keep your kitty entertained while you’re asleep.

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Cat Runs After Peeing

Some cats might jump out of their litter box and start running around after peeing or pooping simply because they want to ‘run away’ from the smell and the nastiness.

But it is always better to make sure that such behavior is not caused by any medical issues. UTI, for example, can make the kitty avoid the litter box.

How Do You Know If a Cat Has a UTI?

  • Reduced amount of urine
  • Straining to urinate
  • Discomfort or pain when peeing
  • Not peeing at all
  • Urinating outside the litter box

Can a Dirty Litter Box Cause UTI?

If you don’t clean the litter box properly, the cat can squat over the old excretions. The bacteria from this waste can then end up traveling up the urethra and causing a UTI.

How Can I Tell If My Cat Has a Stomach Ache?

The two most common signs of an upset stomach are diarrhea and vomiting. Other indicators include lethargy, loss of appetite, and licking lips (it’s a sign of nausea).

How Do I Know If My Cat Has Gastritis?

Here are the signs of gastritis in cats:

  • Acute vomiting
  • Decreased appetite
  • Dehydration
  • Lethargy
  • Abdominal pain
  • Increased thirst
  • Blood in the poop or vomit