Experts finally revealed why so many cats frantically run away from their litter boxes after pooping. The real reason for cats acting this way is believed to link back to their animal instincts before they became domesticated house pets.
Although cats are found at the top of many food chains, they are also the prey of many larger animals. Since cats are just as commonly predators as they are prey in the wild, sometimes it makes these cat phenomenons hard to read.
Running from the litter box could mean Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), kidney stones, inflammation in the colon or rectal area or the scent glands in the anal area called anal sacs, or it could be related to food allergy or sensitivities.
But if your cat has no other symptoms besides running away from their poop, veterinarian experts agree that it’s your cat’s way of reverting back to the wild feral behavior of their ancestors.
Scientists explain: “Although we are used to our domesticated cats covering their fecal droppings, things are different in the wild, where they defecate to mark their territory, These markings are used as a sign of dominance in wild cat colonies. So, in the wild, cats will cover their feces to prevent other animals being attracted and possibly attacking the wild cat.”
In conclusion: When your house cat uses the litter box and then runs like crazy through the house, he is simply trying to escape the fecal dropping and any animals that might attack him because of the scent.