While some cats run away after having defecated, as if they had the devil on the trail, others give voice. Indeed, some felines start to meow, more or less loudly, coming out of their litter. If this is the case with your cat and he has always acted this way, then there is no need to worry. On the other hand, if this behavior has appeared recently, it is better to try to understand why.
1. It informs you
If your cat has a habit of meowing after peeing and / or pooping, it’s probably because he is chatty by nature and wants to share everything he does with you. He therefore informs you that he has defecated, because perhaps he thinks it is important that you know.
2. He feels liberated
Eliminating can be liberating for your cat. Indeed, he can feel real relief. Feeling lighter and more relaxed, he then expresses his contentment with meows. If your cat is prone to digestive problems (diarrhea, constipation…), he may be more able to meow with joy after going to the litter box.
3. He asks for a reward
If during potty training you gave your cat a reward every time they used the litter box, chances are they got used to it. And that he continues to demand more despite the fact that he is now clean!
In this case, try to replace this sacrosanct treat with a caress , it will be much better for your health!
4. He wants his litter box to be clean
Some felines are particularly fond of hygiene. If this is the case with your furball, she might want to give you a meow signal that it’s time to clean her litter box .
Your cat may also have entered his litter box with a view to defecating, but upon discovering the unsanitary conditions, he will have decided that the litter box was far too dirty for him. He’ll meow then to order you to clean this up quickly. If you don’t, expect him to relieve himself elsewhere in the house …
Good to know: your cat’s request may also concern, in addition to cleanliness, the scent or texture of the litter. Indeed, if you have changed it recently, it may be that he has trouble appreciating his new litter and that he will let you know … Likewise for the litter box.
5. He expresses discomfort
Whether it is inside his litter box or outside, your cat can meow to draw your attention to any discomfort he is feeling.
For example, if he has a urinary tract infection or a bowel obstruction, trying to defecate can cause him great pain. Likewise, if he suffers from joint problems, simply stepping out of his litter box can be painful for him. In this case, he may therefore vocalize in pain, or simply to alert you to his condition.
6. He’s scared
If you live with more than one cat, one of your felines can behave bully . It then sows terror among one or more other cats and prevents them from living serenely.
So, if one of your cats is the victim of a bully cat, they may feel a little stressed about going to the litter box. And for good reason, tyrant cats tend to block access to basic needs , such as food or litter. In fact, the victim cat may start to meow in fear or frustration near the litter box.