Our cat is really stinking everything up! He's got a real fowl smell coming from his rearend area. I'm assuming it's his anal gland. It's a slight discharge and holy crap does it stink!! He is 6 months old, just got fixed, had all his shots done at a clinic but doesn't have a vet yet. this stink problem has been happening for awhile and i guess it doesn't bother my wife but it really bugs me. He gets it on the furniture, carpet, us, etc. I had no say in the matter of even getting a cat. I came home one day and there it was!! He's a good cat but i can't take this smell anymore and i'm ready to get rid of the cat behind my wife's back just like she got him behind mine! I'm NOT an animal hater!! I've complained and complained about this smell to my wife and told her to find out what to do about it and she just procrastinates and puts it off. The cat has taken a very strong liking to me more than my wife because i work second shift and get home around 11pm just when he's getting his second wind. He loves to lay on my lap in the lazy boy when i'm watching tv and just purrs and purrs so loud i have to turn the tv up. I guess we're gonna have to find a vet and take him there to get looked at. we don't have the money for this thus the whole reason i didn't want a cat! I know that mostly the reason for his problem is because the anal sac isn't getting released when he makes a bowel movement mostly due to soft stools. I contribute his daily treats part of the reason towards his soft bowel movements. My wife insists on giving him treats everyday because we have a york terrier and he gets a bone when he comes in from outside and the cat knows this. so the cat gets a treat too! of course the cat gets a cat treat and the dog a dog treat. i don't think this stuff is healthy at all for pets!!!! but i can't convince her otherwise! he does not have visibly runny or soft stools and eats like a horse!! I'm just assuming maybe this is part of the problem, that is, giving him treats! Can someone please give me some advice. I don't want to fight about this with my wife, he's caused MANY fights since he's come into our lives!
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10/28/07 at 11:15pm