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I'm new to the cat world...so what do you do about their stinky butts? My girls do not have runny stools, but it's ocassionally soft and when I have managed to wipe their butts, I do get a smear of poo. Okay, then I think of them sitting all over the carpet, my sofa, the cat tree, me...Seriously, what do cat owners do about this issue?
post #2 of 7
Never had this issue. Trout butt has always been clean...she eats dry food, not sure if that's why.
post #3 of 7
is your kitty long-haired? I have this problem sometimes with Bodhi because his bum-fur gets long and it sort of catches the poop. Luckily, he's an understanding kitty because I have to basically hold him and brush his bum-fur with a comb until the poop comes out. It is DISGUSTING, but his bum smells better afterwards.

If I get to it before it becomes a big problem, I can trim the fur back there, but I sort of let it get too long lately. Gotta trim again.
post #4 of 7
I bought a friend of mine a pair of clippers exclusively for her backside-hair (the trimming ones, that are maybe an inch wide). A tip though, if you go this route - use a spacer on it, even if just the shortest one. I didn't the first time around, and nicked her back there. Just a small spot, but I felt like a complete tool for not being more careful.

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Originally Posted by firedancer722 View Post
is your kitty long-haired? I have this problem sometimes with Bodhi because his bum-fur gets long and it sort of catches the poop. Luckily, he's an understanding kitty because I have to basically hold him and brush his bum-fur with a comb until the poop comes out. It is DISGUSTING, but his bum smells better afterwards.

If I get to it before it becomes a big problem, I can trim the fur back there, but I sort of let it get too long lately. Gotta trim again.
post #5 of 7
I have the same problem with my kitten. He's got REALLY thick, long hair so i try trimming around his bum, it makes it better but not fully resolve it. Ive been told by the breeder to get a buzzer and shave his bum but my kitty's bum is so sensitive that when he takes a big poo his bum becomes red and inflamed for a couple hours, i know it becomes a bit hurtful so I dont try to clean it harshly. try trimming it when he's sleeping, just hold him down to make sure he doesnt jump and get cut.
post #6 of 7
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My kitties are DSH but probably leaning a bit towards medium. No, this is not the poo hanging around fur, this there's a teeny bit of smearing around the exit area. Can't see it but when I see fresh soft poo, I try to wipe and there's a bit of a smear on the wet wipe. I just think of the times I don't wipe them...
post #7 of 7
i know what you're talking about, my cat is a dsh and has the same problem. it's not all the time, and her poop isn't runny, but sometimes, a bit just stays on her butt. and there have been times where she's sat down on my bed and it's been rubbed off onto my sheets!

the only solution i've really found, as it happened a lot when she was younger as she was not very fond of grooming herself, was to constantly check her butt - after she did her business, when i'd get home from work, just randomly throughout the day, and i'd wipe her if i noticed anything, which she HATED. after a while she learnt that i would only wipe her if i noticed poop on her butt when i checked her, so she started grooming and getting rid of it herself...and when she starts to get lazy again and i notice a smell, i start checking again and she starts grooming herself.

i think maybe you just need to get the kittys into the habit of cleaning their bottoms completely.

although one time, there was quite a bit of poop remaining, and luna started dragging her butt across the floor - leaving poo streaks behind! haha! (glad i have tiles )
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