Why does my cat meow before going to the bathroom?

A housetrained cat will meow to alert its owner that it needs to use the litter box. If your cat meows while pooping, it could be out of habit or that the cat is sick. Any signs of struggle or pain while defecating should be addressed by a vet.


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