I know it’s not the glamorous part of cat ownership, but if you’ve ever owned a cat, you’ve probably seen this happen.
Your kitty makes a big mess in the litter box and then makes a hissing sound.
The question is, why? Why does he do that?
What’s happening inside their bodies that causes this?
And what can we do about it?
Well, let me tell you.
- The poop might be too big and hurt.
- Post-poop discomfort can be a sign of constipation or other issues.
- Sometimes, their butts get itchy after pooping.
The poop might be too big and hurt.
To understand why your cat hisses after pooping, you need to know that cats can get constipated and can also get impacted feces and diarrhea.
If your cat is sick with other intestinal issues like worms or infection, it may also hiss when they defecate or have loose stools.
Post-poop discomfort can be a sign of constipation or other issues.
If your cat is hissing after pooping, it could be because of constipation or other digestive issues.
Your furball may have a blocked colon when the food moves through the digestive tract slowly and causes pain.
If you notice that your cat has an enlarged stomach, this can also indicate that he has a blockage in his intestines.
Sometimes the cause of blockages is unknown.
Another possibility for your kitty’s discomfort after pooping is diarrhea, which can be caused by overeating grass or other indigestible material.
Diarrhea can lead to dehydration if untreated and eventually cause dangerous electrolyte imbalances in their bodies if they keep vomiting watery stools due to dehydration—so it’s essential to get them some medication right away.
In addition to these two issues that can cause discomfort after pooping, there are several others worth noting:
Sometimes, their butts get itchy after pooping.
Cats are spotless animals and are especially sensitive to their waste.
If your cat reacts to the litter they use or the cleaning products you use to keep their box clean, they may feel uncomfortable after using the bathroom, and this can lead them to hiss at you as if you’re doing something wrong.
When cats hiss at each other, it’s often because one cat is trying to tell another cat that they don’t want them there (I think we can all relate).
If this happens in the litter box situation, your cat doesn’t like what’s happening around him.
When in doubt, call your veterinarian.
If you’re concerned about your cat’s behavior after pooping, don’t hesitate to call a veterinarian.
The best you can do for your pet is to let their doctor assess them when they show discomfort.
Cats are very stoic and often don’t show signs of pain if they suffer from an illness or injury.
If your cat has been hissing after pooping, it could be because he’s experiencing constipation or other digestive issues.
If it turns out that your feline friend is constipated, there are several things you can do as a pet parent to help him feel better.
This is a situation where you should always call your veterinarian if you’re concerned.
Your cat may not need any treatment, but even if the hissing is usual and shouldn’t cause too much concern, it still helps to know exactly what’s going on so that you can keep an eye out for anything unusual in the future.
Remember that there are many reasons cats might be hissing after they poop—and they all have different solutions.