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My cat smells.

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Thread Starter 
Only a little. I have been trying to google it online and I am just coming up with the cat being sick. My cat is acting normal, right now he is purring and licking me/himself. So clearly he can still groom, he is only 3, he is an indoor cat, I am pretty sure he is not sick. I don't believe there are any kind of infections, and he does not smell of feces or urine. I can't really explain the smell, but it is almost a sour smell and I can only smell it when I put my face in his fur. My other cat does not smell at all. Any ideas?
post #2 of 9
It is possible his teeth are bad & when he grooms himself, he gets that smell on his body.
post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 
maybe. He is sleeping now and I just lifted one side of his lip up to look and everything looked ok. His teeth were whitish and gums pink. Would it be all red inside his mouth or would his teeth look bad?
post #4 of 9
does he eat a food with corn in it ???
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Thread Starter 
He is right now, yes. Whiskas lamb. They don't always eat the same food though. And the other cat is ok.
post #6 of 9
many cats will smell if feed grain ... two of mine did till I removed in their case corn ...

did you by chance discuss the smell with the vet?? if not I recommend doing so ..
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Thread Starter 
hmm I wasn't aware of that. I just noticed the smell today, so no I havn't spoken to the vet about it yet. He has never had this issue before.
post #8 of 9
Some cats can also develop issues with ingredients over time.
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Originally Posted by Gilbert&Liam View Post
maybe. He is sleeping now and I just lifted one side of his lip up to look and everything looked ok. His teeth were whitish and gums pink. Would it be all red inside his mouth or would his teeth look bad?
I had a cat in high school who developed an abscessed tooth, but it was a back molar and you couldn't tell unless you opened his mouth and really looked. The only way you could tell otherwise was that he STUNK really bad. he eventually died from it b/c of a catch 22. He had stopped eating so he lost weight and was really sick, and the vet said he couldn't remove the tooth until he gained some weight and got better, but we couldn't even force him to eat in order TO get better.
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